Best of Long Form: February 2015
Read ’em and weep...or laugh
Don't get us wrong, Twitter is a wonderful thing. But sometimes we crave content more substantive than 140 characters. For those times, we turn to long form. Here, six recent pieces that deserve a look:
If you've ever agonized over a typo... Read up on the man who has edited almost 50,000 Wikipedia entries to fix a single grammatical error.
If you're feeling burnt out at work... Read about the Hollywood extras who rake in upwards of $170,000 per year for standing around.
If you're feeling DRAMATIC... Read one journalist's account of communicating in ALL CAPS for a week.
If you're into bell bottoms and fringe... Read a fascinating profile of the ultimate hippie muse, Joni Mitchell.
If you want to laugh... Read up on the smart and hilarious comedy of Key and Peele.
If you want to cry... Read an excerpt from late Times reporter David Carr's memoir, The Night of the Gun, about his rise from drug addict to journalistic star.