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  1. Atlantic City Is Really Going Down This Time

    There’s no doubt that Atlantic City is going under. The only question left is: Can an entire city donate its body to science?

    Essay
    Illustration by Matt Chinworth
  2. The Redemption of MS-13

    Journalist Danny Gold investigates the movement converting El Salvador’s gang members into born-again Christians. For those in the gangs, the only way out is through the door of the church.

    Journalism
    Illustration by Matt Chinworth
  3. The World of Nora Ephron: A Reading List

    From our sister site Longeads, Sarah Edwards brings us seven stories about the journalist and director Nora Ephron on the 20th anniversary of the release of the film, “You’ve Got Mail.”

    Film
    (Photo by Munawar Hosain/Fotos International/Getty Images)
  4. Take a Break from December with the Year’s Best Longreads

    Shut out the hustle and bustle for 15 minutes, and dig into a good story.

    Journalism
  5. Exploring Your Craft: Notes from Writers at the Top of Their Game

    Face down the blank page with some expert support in your corner.

    Books
  6. A Shot at Glory

    Can the Canadian Men’s Olympic Hockey team bring home a medal? “They are not stars but they could soon be heroes. For the next ten days of their lives, they carry the collective hopes of the greatest hockey nation on earth.”

    Sports
    Illustration by J.O. Applegate
  7. 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
  8. Seven Stories for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    Seven stories about (or by) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., exploring different facets of his life and legacy.

    History
    Photo by Scott Ableman CCBY