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Say what you want about the future of work, but this much is clear: The traditional compact between employers and employees is slowly fading away, and with it, a way of thinking, a way of living, a way of relating to others and regarding oneself that generally comes with a reasonably predictable professional life.

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320px Little Rock integration protestIn honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s service, Longform Stories is pleased to present an extensive collection of articles, social media content, and other resources surrounding the topic of "Black Lives Matter".  

Included are a number of historical writings in order to compare how the racial issues prevalent from 50 years ago are so very similar to what we are seeing today.  It is with this in mind that we point to both present day longform stories as well as look back to the 1960's and 1970's for historical perspective.



What Happens When a Cop Does Wrong?

Los Angeles Free Press (1970)



atlanticThe Case for Reparations

The Atlantic (2014)




New York’s epic white backlash: How a horrid 1960s relic is still with us today

Salon (2015)


gawkerBlack Girl Walking

Gawker (2013) 


LAFPFour Part Series "Black Lives Matter"

Los Angeles Free Press (1960's and 1970's)



salonMy struggle with black rage and fear after Ferguson

Salon (2014)


Stay Tuned: Longform Stories will be expanding this post over the coming days.

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heroin longformWhat does it take for heroin to grab hold in the small, remote towns of America?

Consider the case of Laramie, Wyoming. Five years ago, it had no heroin problem whatsoever. Now there's a bustling trade. How does this happen? How does heroin become a business? Well, like any business, it starts with one man and an entrepreneurial dream.

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It is certainly with a heavy heart that we reminisce with this longform perspective from the New York Times on the life and untimely battle with cancer of Stuart Scott, the long time ESPN anchor. We go back and remember all of the great catch phrases and more importantly the man behind them.

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Politics of the Military in Longform

The American public and its political leadership will do anything for the military except take it seriously. The result is a chickenhawk nation in which careless spending and strategic folly combine to lure America into endless wars it can’t win.

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Longform Stories Instant Classic

There are frequent fliers, and then there are people like Steven Rothstein and Jacques Vroom. Both men bought tickets that gave them unlimited first-class travel for life on American Airlines. It was almost like owning a fleet of private jets - until it wasn't.

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