Category: Original

  • The girl who chased frogs

    The girl who chased frogs

    Journalist Lyra McKee, a contributing editor to The Sunday Long Read, had just filed the first draft of this story when she was killed while covering violent protests in Northern Ireland on April 18. It is the story of Honduran biologist Meli Flores, whose unresolved 2016 disappearance has left many unanswered questions. In some ways, she is a lost woman of troubled times, much like Lyra McKee. The SLR staff has edited and published this story in the wake of her death as a tribute to Lyra

  • Nothing is normal when your husband is exiled

    Nothing is normal when your husband is exiled

    “It’s not like there’s a textbook or some guidebook that teaches you how to behave or how to react when your husband becomes an exile.”

  • An interview with Jody Avirgan

    An interview with Jody Avirgan

    Sunday Pod curator Jody Avirgan’s 30 for 30 podcasts series recently released its fourth season. Jody is the host of the podcast as well a producer and the series’ editor. Sunday Long Read producer Étienne Lajoie talked to him about the first few episodes of the new season. The interview has been edited for clarity. […]

  • Excerpt: Cuban players, human trafficking, and MLB

    Excerpt: Cuban players, human trafficking, and MLB

    The inside story of how Cuban players make their way to the United States and into Major League Baseball, “Las Grandes Ligas.”

  • Globe Ball

    Globe Ball

    How is it that an orange oblate spheroid—a basketball—can make an impression on kids that transcends time and space? From childhood to old age, the game becomes a measure of skill and desire that endures. And this is true everywhere in the world. A series of strange coincidences brought the writer to discover that maybe the globe is really just an immense basketball.