Best of Long Form: January 2015
Stories we’ve read and loved
New Year, new reasons to curl up with a good book--er, article. Here are eight features you should be reading:
If you finally negotiated that .05 percent raise... Read up on China's ultra-rich and lament the fact that you'll probably never visit a place called "Yachtland."
If you're knee-deep in emails... Read about the 143-person West Virginia town in which radio and TV signals, cell phone service and Wi-Fi are banned.
If that resolution to work out more has fallen by the wayside... Read about the controversial, social media-obsessed world of bikini bodybuilding.
If you're not into spray tans and stilettos... Read about the decidedly less prissy women struggling to make a living off of professional boxing.
If you're a Voodoo Child (Voodoo Child)... Read the very cool history of Jimi Hendrix's Electric Lady Studios.
If you can't think of the right word... Read about the creative agencies behind the names of some of the world's most recognizable brands.
If you're into "Keeping Up"... Read about how Paper magazine ensured that its Kontroversial Kover did not, in fact, #BreakTheInternet.
If any of these articles make you feel anything... Read about the brain-changing power of story.