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  • Comrades, We’ve Been Screwed!

    Comrades, We’ve Been Screwed!

    In 1932, 22 young Black Americans traveled to the USSR to appear in a movie intended to strike a blow at US white supremacy. The journey would change their lives.

  • How Jim White Helped His Bluebird Spread Her Wings

    How Jim White Helped His Bluebird Spread Her Wings

    An outsider artist’s odyssey to the center of his daughter’s life.

  • What would I have done?

    What would I have done?

    The last time I saw my grandfather, he did not remember me. It was November two years ago and we were in Dallas. When my mother drove us from the airport, the brightness and flatness of most things disoriented me. The light was nearly white, the sky a single shade of blue. In the car, […]

  • Q&A: Reporter Ken Armstrong Talks Netflix’s ‘Unbelievable’

    Q&A: Reporter Ken Armstrong Talks Netflix’s ‘Unbelievable’

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  • 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