Max Linsky

Max Linsky is a founding editor of

May 31 2014 12:26 PMThe Longform Guide to the World CupPelé, the 1994 U.S. team, and lots and lots about Brazil.
March 15 2014 6:30 AMThe Best of Matthew PowerThe Longform guide to the late journalist’s best writing.
Jan. 11 2014 7:00 AMBrrrrrrrThe Longform guide to ice, cold, and snow.
Oct. 6 2013 8:15 AMThe Longform Guide to the Music IndustryFeaturing the man who made Bieber, how Nickelback cashes in, and the incredible story of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.”
Sept. 7 2013 7:00 AMThe Longform Guide to Undercover JournalismReporting from slaughterhouses, warehouses, and airport security lines.
Aug. 17 2013 6:30 AMRich Kids of LongformParis Hilton, Princeton phonies, and the prince who blew through billions. 
July 13 2013 7:30 AMSilence!The Longform guide to meditation, famous recluses, and the quietest square inch in America.
June 15 2013 6:30 AMDiamonds, D.B. Cooper, and the Mona LisaThe Longform guide to audacious heists.
May 25 2013 7:20 AMBefore They Were MoviesThe Longform guide to magazine articles that became (mostly) great films.
March 30 2013 7:00 AMFriday Night Lights and Leather PantsBuzz Bissinger’s greatest stories.
Feb. 9 2013 7:15 AMGood Cops, Bad Cops. Mostly Bad Cops.Longform’s guide to murder, corruption, extortion, and incompetence–committed by police offers across the country.
Jan. 12 2013 7:00 AMThe Longform Guide to Richard Ben CramerFive classics by the author of What It Takes.
Nov. 17 2012 7:00 AMThe Longform Guide to AddictionDrugs, smoking, gambling, and booze —a collection of stories about dependency.
Oct. 27 2012 7:34 AMThe Longform Guide to SleepGood dreams, bad dreams, night terrors, insomnia, and sleep deprivation—a collection of slumber stories.
Sept. 29 2012 7:15 AMThe Longform Guide to Sea CreaturesKeiko, Nessie, and giant squids: a collection of stories on animals from the deep.
April 19 2014 6:45 AMThe Longform Guide to CubaGreat writing about the current state of the country, plus a few picks from its past. 
Jan. 25 2014 7:15 AMThe Longform Guide to NirvanaGreat stories about the quest for enlightenment, not the band. (OK, there's one about the band.)
Oct. 19 2013 11:38 AMThe Longform Guide to Gay TaleseWhat he thinks of his favorite stories, 50 years later.
Sept. 21 2013 7:00 AMThe Longform Guide to George PlimptonPlaying QB for the Lions, creating Sidd Finch, and interviewing Hemingway.
Aug. 31 2013 7:15 AMRoger, Serena, and Billie Jean KingThe Longform guide to the U.S. Open.
July 20 2013 7:30 AMThe Longform Guide to Rolling Stone Crime WritingThe story behind the cover, and more incredible crime reporting the archives
June 22 2013 7:15 AMThe Longform Guide to The SopranosAn oral history, the night James Gandolfini disappeared, and a definitive guide to that last scene.
June 1 2013 7:15 AMThe Longform Guide to CocaineStories about blow that don’t suck.
April 27 2013 8:00 AMThe Woe After the ShowThe Longform guide to sad retired athletes.
March 2 2013 8:00 AMThe Longform Guide to RunningChampions, record-breakers, frauds and underdogs: a reading marathon.
Jan. 19 2013 7:05 AMThe Longform Guide to Internet HoaxesHear that one about the Notre Dame football star? Here are some more.
Nov. 26 2012 11:39 AMRead Playboy … for the InterviewsSix great conversations from the magazine’s archives.
Nov. 3 2012 9:13 AMThe Longform Guide to Climate ChangeA terrifying collection of stories about melting glaciers, cowardly politicians, and stupid weathermen.
Oct. 13 2012 8:00 AMThe Longform Guide to the CIAThe article that became Ben Affleck’s Argo and more great spy stories.
Sept. 15 2012 7:15 AMThe Longform Guide To Writing Great NonfictionCapote, Talese, Orwell, Boo—masters of the craft, in their own words.




More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

What Charles Barkley Gets Wrong About Corporal Punishment and Black Culture

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows

Why Do Some People See the Virgin Mary in Grilled Cheese?

The science that explains the human need to find meaning in coincidences.


Happy Constitution Day!

Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.

Is It Worth Paying Full Price for the iPhone 6 to Keep Your Unlimited Data Plan? We Crunch the Numbers.

What to Do if You Literally Get a Bug in Your Ear

  News & Politics
Sept. 16 2014 7:03 PM Kansas Secretary of State Loses Battle to Protect Senator From Tough Race
Sept. 16 2014 4:16 PM The iPhone 6 Marks a Fresh Chance for Wireless Carriers to Kill Your Unlimited Data
The Eye
Sept. 16 2014 12:20 PM These Outdoor Cat Shelters Have More Style Than the Average Home
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 3:31 PM My Year As an Abortion Doula
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus Video
Sept. 16 2014 2:06 PM A Farewell From Emily Bazelon The former senior editor talks about her very first Slate pitch and says goodbye to the magazine.
Brow Beat
Sept. 16 2014 8:43 PM This 17-Minute Tribute to David Fincher Is the Perfect Preparation for Gone Girl
Future Tense
Sept. 16 2014 6:40 PM This iPhone 6 Feature Will Change Weather Forecasting
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 16 2014 11:46 PM The Scariest Campfire Story More horrifying than bears, snakes, or hook-handed killers.
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.