Max Linsky

Max Linsky is a founding editor of Longform.org.

Longform
Sept. 9 2012 7:00 AMThe Longform Guide to Jay-ZHis biggest fan, his relentlessness, his wife, and his lyrics parsed by a law professor—the many sides of Jay-Z.
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Aug. 25 2012 5:30 AMThe Longform Guide to CheatersLance Armstrong, Ashley Madison, and the MIT blackjack team—great stories about cheating.
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Aug. 5 2012 7:15 AMThe Longform Guide to WineRed, white, expensive, cheap, fake, poisoned—great tales from the world of wine.
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July 8 2012 7:15 AMThe Longform Guide to SurfingBig waves, unlikely champs, and the “dark prince of the beach”—our favorite stories about surfers.
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June 3 2012 6:49 AMThe Longform Guide to AirplanesAir-traffic controllers, renegade airlines, and (of course) crashes—great stories about flying.
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April 21 2012 6:55 AMThe Longform Guide to Coming OutPowerful, personal tales of people going public with their sexual orientation.
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April 7 2012 7:30 AMThe Tiger Who Fought BackThe Longform guide to the most gripping and horrifying articles ever written about animal attacks.
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March 17 2012 6:49 AMThe Longform Guide to Early ComputingAs the new iPad debuts, a look back at the greatest stories ever written about the first computers.
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Feb. 3 2012 12:43 PMThe Longform Guide to FacebookThe best stories about Mark Zuckerberg and his company.
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Jan. 14 2012 7:15 AMThe Longform Guide to the Campaign TrailGreat stories from Joan Didion, DFW, and others about the art of campaigning.
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Dec. 12 2011 4:25 PMLongform’s Guide to the Best Crime Writing of 2011True crime masterpieces, from Seattle to St. Pete.
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Nov. 19 2011 7:15 AMThe Longform.org Guide to the Making of MoviesFive amazing magazine stories about the film industry, from loony directors to phenomenal flops.
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Oct. 29 2011 3:15 PMThe Longform.org Guide to Creeps and CreepinessThe spookiest, weirdest magazine stories ever published.
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Oct. 15 2011 7:10 AMThe Longform.org Guide to ImpostorsFake Rockefellers and fake rock stars: five amazing stories of deception.
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Sept. 17 2011 7:06 AMThe Longform.org Guide to High SchoolFrom football fields in Texas to the real Ridgemont High, six stories to help remember a time you might rather forget.
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Sept. 1 2012 7:15 AMThe Longform Guide to Football in CrisisFascinating stories about concussions and what they mean for the sport’s future.
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Aug. 11 2012 7:45 AMThe Longform Guide to Talk RadioFrom Glenn Beck to Ira Glass, stories from across the radio dial.
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July 14 2012 7:00 AMThe Longform Guide to Startup EulogiesDigg, MySpace, Flickr—stories about vaunted companies that didn’t make it.
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June 23 2012 7:00 AMThe Longform Guide to Mayhem in MexicoCorruption, murder, and the drug business south of the border
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May 6 2012 7:00 AMThe Longform Guide to RestaurantsThe mania of David Chang, the secret to McDonald’s fries, how to bribe a maitre d’—great stories about the restaurant business.
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April 14 2012 7:00 AMThe Longform Guide to FatherhoodAmazing stories about hero dads, evil dads, and a few dads in between.
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April 1 2012 6:00 AMRemembering Sidd FinchLongform’s April Fools’ Day guide to hoaxes, pranks, and outright fabrications.
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March 10 2012 6:40 AMThe Longform Guide to Skip HollandsworthThe best pieces from Texas’ master of true crime.
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Jan. 28 2012 7:05 AMThe Longform Guide to Saturday Night LiveAmazing stories about life on set and life after the show, from Belushi to Fey.
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Dec. 16 2011 12:39 AMThe Longform.org Guide to Christopher HitchensA great journalist’s greatest magazine stories.
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Dec. 3 2011 4:30 AMThe Longform.org Guide to NBA LegendsSix amazing stories about the lives of great basketball players, on the court and off.
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Nov. 12 2011 9:12 AMThe Longform.org Guide to College Sports ScandalSix stunning stories of campus corruption, hypocrisy, and greed. And Joe Paterno.
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Oct. 24 2011 10:20 AMThe Longform.org Guide to Woody AllenThe most interesting articles about—and by—the director. (He’s a surprisingly great journalist.)
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Sept. 23 2011 11:21 AMThe Longform.org Guide to Michael LewisHis best magazine pieces about money and/or balls.
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Sept. 9 2011 10:25 AMThe Longform.org Guide to 9/11Five unforgettable stories from Ground Zero.

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Jurisprudence

Don’t Expect Adrian Peterson to Go to Prison

In much of America, beating your children is perfectly legal. 

Ken Burns on Why Teddy Roosevelt Would Never Get Elected in 2014

Cops Briefly Detain Django Unchained Actress Because They Thought She Was a Prostitute

Minimalist Cocktail Posters Make Mixing Drinks a Cinch

How the Apple Watch Will Annoy Us

A glowing screen attached to someone else’s wrist is shinier than all but the blingiest of jewels.

Books

Rainbow Parties and Sex Bracelets

Where teenage sex rumors come from—and why they’re bad for parents and kids.

Books

You Had to Be There

What we can learn from things that used to be funny.

Legendary Critic Greil Marcus Measures and Maps Rock History Through 10 Unlikely Songs

Catfish Creator Nev Schulman’s Book Is Just Like Him: Self-Deluded and Completely Infectious

Behold
Sept. 12 2014 5:54 PM An Up-Close Look at the U.S.–Mexico Border
  News & Politics
Jurisprudence
Sept. 14 2014 2:37 PM When Abuse Is Not Abuse Don’t expect Adrian Peterson to go to prison. In much of America, beating your kids is perfectly legal. 
  Business
Moneybox
Sept. 12 2014 5:54 PM Olive Garden Has Been Committing a Culinary Crime Against Humanity
  Life
Inside Higher Ed
Sept. 13 2014 8:38 AM “You’re More Than Just a Number” Goucher College goes transcript-free in admissions.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 12 2014 4:05 PM Life as an NFL Wife: “He's the Star. Keep Him Happy.”
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 12 2014 5:55 PM “Do You Know What Porn Is?” Conversations with Dahlia Lithwick’s 11-year-old son.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 14 2014 7:10 PM Watch Michael Winslow Perform Every Part of “Whole Lotta Love” With Just His Voice
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 12 2014 3:53 PM We Need to Pass Legislation on Artificial Intelligence Early and Often
  Health & Science
New Scientist
Sept. 14 2014 8:38 AM Scientific Misconduct Should Be a Crime It’s as bad as fraud or theft, only potentially more dangerous.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 12 2014 4:36 PM “There’s No Tolerance for That” Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh say they don’t abide domestic abuse. So why do the Seahawks and 49ers have a combined six players accused of violence against women?