Elon Green

Elon Green is a contributor to Longform.org.

Aug. 2 2014 6:00 AMThe Longform Guide to Baseball HistoryJoe DiMaggio, Sandy Koufax, and the time Dock Ellis pitched a no-hitter tripping on acid.
Nov. 9 2013 7:15 AMThe Longform Guide to Sex WorkIt's a business.
June 29 2013 7:30 AMThe Time Harvard Expelled Its Gay StudentsThe Longform guide to great articles about gay rights.
March 16 2013 8:00 AMRIP, Boston PhoenixLongform’s guide to the greatest hits of the late, great alt-weekly.
Feb. 16 2013 7:30 AMThe Longform Guide to 1968RFK, MLK, My Lai and Apollo 8: a collection of stories about 1968.
Dec. 1 2012 7:15 AMThe Longform Guide to FloridaMurder, Strippers and Disney World—a collection of stories about Florida.
Oct. 6 2012 7:30 AMThe Longform Guide to the PhallusEnhanced, castrated, and stolen—a collection of stories about the male member.
July 28 2012 7:00 AMThe Longform Guide to Uncooperative SubjectsSinatra, Axl Rose, and Matt Drudge—great stories whose subjects who wouldn’t cooperate.
May 26 2012 6:55 AMThe Longform Guide to SpaceSex, a celebrity astrophysicist, and the Columbia disaster—great stories about space.
April 28 2012 7:02 AMThe Longform Guide to AutismThe best stories about people on the spectrum.
March 4 2012 12:14 AMThe Longform Guide to Missing PersonsThe most chilling stories ever written about people who disappeared.
Feb. 11 2012 7:15 AMThe Longform Guide to “Anonymous”Cheaters, real estate agents, and Tamil Tigers: Great magazine stories writers wouldn’t, or couldn’t, take credit for.
Sept. 3 2011 7:23 AMThe Longform.org Guide to the Death PenaltyThe jury box, the prison cell, and the chair—six gripping and disturbing stories about capital punishment.
March 1 2014 7:15 AMCruisin’The Longform guide to traveling the open seas with Paula Deen, National Review subscribers, and Kid Rock fans.
Sept. 28 2013 6:23 AMThe Longform Guide to DiariesNina Simone, a Scientology kid, and a murderous college student: Great articles about diaries.
April 6 2013 8:00 AMHow to Chase a KillerThe Longform guide to manhunts.
March 9 2013 7:30 AMGoing Somewhere?Little Boy, Liberia, and Easy Rider: Longform's guide to road trips.
Jan. 26 2013 7:00 AMThe Longform Guide to Late NightFrom Carson to Conan, a collection of stories about the kings of late night.
Nov. 10 2012 7:36 AMThe Longform Guide to Presidential LosersRomney, McCain, Kerry, Gore—a collection of stories about life after losing the big one.
Aug. 18 2012 8:07 AMThe Longform Guide to TakedownsIn which Thomas Friedman, Jay Mariotti, and TED are eviscerated.
June 9 2012 7:00 AMThe Longform Guide to DiseaseCancer, AIDS, and weaponized smallpox—great stories about disease.
May 12 2012 7:05 AMThe Longform Guide to GamblingCasinos, bingo parlors, and the best and worst bettors in the world—great stories about gambling.
March 24 2012 7:00 AM“He Was Scum.”Longform collects the most moving, delightful, and vicious obituaries ever written.
Feb. 17 2012 12:13 PMThe Longform Guide to Anthony ShadidSome of the greatest dispatches from one of America’s greatest foreign correspondents.
Oct. 1 2011 9:05 AMThe Longform.org Guide to Cold CasesCyanide, arson, and an ax—amazing stories about unsolved murders.


Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

The XX Factor

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.


Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

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