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  • Fan Letters: A Collection

    Here, you can find the excellent Fan Letters our subscribers have sent in. If you want one of your favorite things featured in an upcoming newsletter, just email us at We are looking forward to reading about the things you love! Oct. 23, 2016 Dilmah Ceylon Tea By Alex Belth (@alexbelth) A few years […]

  • The Best of 2016 Edition is Out!

    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 […]

  • The Sunday Long Read Best of 2016: The Complete Collection

    Welcome to power reader paradise! What follows is a complete list of the 152 stories that were either (a) one of our Favorite Reads of the Week, (b) the most clicked story of the week, or (c) Jack Shafer’s Classic Read of the Week. They are currently sorted chronologically by e-mail date, but we hope you will […]

  • A Brief Tour of The Sunday Long Read Website

    For 500 days, The Sunday Long Read newsletter has served as a secret note from us to our closest friends featuring stuff we think they should read. Now, we are adding a public component that we hope will benefit longtime subscribers and newcomers alike. A quick rundown of what it includes. Homepage: A brief introduction […]