Mark Armstrong
Founder of Longreads and Editor at Automattic
  1. 25 Moments That Changed America

    At TIME, historians nominate 25 turning points that changed the nation in the twentieth century.

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  2. “I was one of the guys giving Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld notes. What the hell did I know?”

    Jeremiah Bosgang was on Seinfeld duty as a staffer at NBC from the show’s earliest days, when it was still called The Seinfeld Chronicles. Jennifer K. Armstrong interviews him about the early days.

  3. ‘The World Has Now Taken a Gigantic Step Back’

    “In calling this vote, David Cameron has opened up a true Pandora’s Box. The forces of narrow-minded nationalism have tasted a major victory; they will want more, much more.” Felix Salmon on the #Brexit results.

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  4. Clinton and Sanders and the End of the Road

    Author John Scalzi on what a historic election night means for Democrats — and Bernie Sanders — going forward.

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  5. Beyoncé, Hillary, and The Good Wife: The Power of Women Scorned

    Jennifer K. Armstrong connects the dots on powerful women publicly dealing with cheating. “Their version flips the script on the trope of the pathetic doormat who suffers through her man’s infidelity silently.”

  6. Twitter, Will You Fix My Timeline?

    “I grew to despise reading my timeline.” Margarita Noriega offers a few solutions for what ails Twitter.

  7. Why Men Fight: An Empirical Investigation of the Extremes of Masculinity

    “I like being a man but not what men often represent, and isn’t the whole point to take this muscle and scruff and sculpt it into something more?” A personal essay at Quartz by Thomas Page McBee.

  8. The CEO Who’s Reinventing J.C. Penney

    In this longread at Fortune, Phil Wahba profiles Marvin Ellison, the CEO of department store J.C. Penney.

  9. Taffy Brodesser-Akner

    Taffy Brodesser-Akner is an award-winning journalist who has written about everything from The Bachelor to the most haunted road in America. Her work appears in GQ, the New York Times Magazine, and beyond.

  10. Here Now

    “I’m writing this knowing my bank account is overdrawn, because I’m still waiting on four, unexpectedly late paychecks.”

  11. Ann Neumann

    Home of journalist Ann Neumann, author of the forthcoming book The Good Death:
    An Exploration of Dying in America.

  12. Writer Tim Zimmermann

    Tim Zimmermann is a Washington DC-based writer and correspondent for Outside magazine, interested in politics, history, and adventure.

  13. On Asking Favors From Writers

    “Pitches and favors are different animals and should be approached differently.” Concrete tips from writer Alana Massey on asking favors from writers and editors.

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  14. The “After” Myth

    “Losing weight does not mean you no longer struggle with your weight; I wish I had truly understood that. I still struggle with food. I still struggle with me.” The blogger at Can Anybody Hear Me? on losing weight, but failing to discover (and truly love) herself.

  15. Chloé Caldwell

    Chloé Caldwell is the author of a novella, WOMEN, and two essay collections. She teaches memoir and personal essay classes in New York City, and is a writer for numerous publications, from Vice to On her personal blog, she comments on writing and publishing, among other topics.