Krista Stevens
I'm a runner, reader, writer, and editor.
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  1. Sheikh of the Skies

    What do you do when pigeons are plaguing the guests at a luxury hotel in Dubai? You send in the falcons and the falconer to chase them away.

    Animals
  2. Revisiting Discarded Post-it Poetry: An Idea That Sticks

    Melissa Kandel interviews sob, a poet who writes poems on crumpled post-it notes and leaves them in public spaces in Los Angeles, California.

    Art
  3. One More Christmas

    Blogger Ann is especially grateful to have one more Christmas with her beloved dog, Lucy. “And the fact that Lucy will get at least one more chance to find the special present that Santa Dog left under the tree will just make this Christmas that much sweeter.”

    Animals
    Photo by Ann Coleman
  4. We Got Lucky: My Life with Tom Petty

    Silas House remembers Tom Petty: “We embraced strangers and threw our heads back and sang. This was a kind of church, too, I thought. A room full of love in a way I’d never experienced before.”

    Music
  5. Longreads Best of 2017: All of Our No. 1 Story Picks

    Looking for some good reading during the holiday season? Here’s every story that was chosen as number one in Longreads’ Weekly Top 5 email.

    Authors
    By Kjell Reigstad
  6. Storytelling With Food

    Love food photography? Let Meera — a self-taught photographer — teach you how to tell a story with food.

    Art
    Photo by Meera.
  7. Portrait of Aldous Huxley

    Watching Zack Ramey create a drip portrait of Aldous Huxley is a meditative experience.

    Art
    By Zack Ramey
  8. Time Person of the Year 2017: The Silence Breakers

    The Silence Breakers who spoke out against sexual assault and harassment are TIME’s Person of the Year 2017.

    Commentary
  9. Kite (B)

    Poet Rob Hindle delights in watching a kite: “Each morning we watched birds a mile up / drifting in the frail sky, small as balloons / let go from a fair, sunlit and miraculous.”

    Poetry
    Photo by PEHart
  10. Finding My Way into a New Form: An Interview with Teju Cole

    Teju Cole chats with Steve Paulson about the beauty of sentence fragments and his meditative approach to combining text and photography in his book, Blind Spot.

    Art
  11. Stuart McMillen Comics

    Australian artist Stuart McMillen draws long-form comics and cartoons on science, society, the environment, and ecological sustainability.

    Art
    Art by Stuart McMillen
  12. Meet Thor, the First Surfer in Norway

    At The people we met on the way, travel writer Toby Skinner profiles Thor Frantzen, the first person to make his own surfboard and surf in Norway, at Unstad in 1963.

    Inspiration
    Photo by River Thompson
  13. An Andaluz Art: Horse Riding in Jerez de la Frontera

    Tim Ginty profiles Juan Rubio Martínez, a veteran rider at the Andalusian Royal School of Equestrian Art: “It’s said that the horse transmits the character of the person.”

    Animals
  14. Castoffs

    It’s the well-wrought characters in Cynthia Guenther Richardson’s short fictional piece, “Castoffs” that will grab you and keep you reading.

    Fiction
  15. How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?

    Nguyen is a medical professional who is struggling to process her time in Puerto Rico: “There will also be stories about patients that will make you rethink what you know about love and devotion. It was my privilege to witness all of it.”

    Commentary