From the Newsletter:
Our trickiest challenge always comes now: the end-of-year whittling down of a year of landmark journalism and wondrous narratives. We easily could have selected a “Hot 100” or even a “Top 300” but how would that help you? Oddly, once we settled on filling just 10 slots with our favorites, we rather quickly reached a surprisingly easy consensus. Our criterion was simple: Which pieces did we enjoy the most? And what pieces would we happily re-read on a free Saturday afternoon? Bloomberg has its “Jealousy List.” The Sunday Long Read’s weekly fuel is envy—we share with you the stuff that makes us go, “Wow,” and more than a little jealous but also inspires us to become better reporters and writers.
If you missed any piece on this list, please try to make time for it over the holidays. You won’t be disappointed. Promise.
You can view the list here, as well as a few recent stories of note, the most popular reads of the year, the work of our newest senior editor, and a whole lot more!