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 Post subject: Re: Long Reads
PostPosted: October 21 18, 7:27 pm 
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Good Sunday long-form journalism by the Post-Dispatch. The saga of one brick house in South City St. Louis.
https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/brick-by-brick-a-st-louis-home-comes-down-leaving/article_c51d9c3f-f458-50f3-b8b7-35817387c989.html#tracking-source=home-top-story


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PostPosted: October 22 18, 1:13 pm 
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Wow. Sad, fascinating read. Thanks Freed!


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If I start acting much nicer around here, it may be a fear of reprisal:
https://www.wired.com/story/swatting-de ... ing-prank/


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How Sinclair came to be, and its influence on current politics.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018 ... dia-empire


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This is one of the best long reads in awhile: An NYT article that starts off with mysterious, inexplicable packages being sent to a student's parents' house, and ends up with a fairly vast e-commerce scam run by a possible cult that took down Newsweek.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/201 ... NOg20x0FOs


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PostPosted: December 3 18, 12:04 pm 
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Here's a long read that delves into the topic of shuttering a Canadian coal plant and the transition that miners face. Here's a teaser:

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The collapse of industries is nothing new. Some 35,000 people lost their jobs when Newfoundland’s cod fishery collapsed in the early 90s. The Luddites were originally a group of British weavers and textile workers who protested losing their jobs to machines. There are no longer elevator operators, lamplighters or telegraphists.

And soon, in Alberta, there will be no more coal-fired electricity. And that means some 2,000 people working in the industry will be out of a job.


https://thenarwhal.ca/life-after-coal/


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PostPosted: December 3 18, 12:11 pm 
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mikechamp wrote:
Here's a long read that delves into the topic of shuttering a Canadian coal plant and the transition that miners face. Here's a teaser:

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The collapse of industries is nothing new. Some 35,000 people lost their jobs when Newfoundland’s cod fishery collapsed in the early 90s. The Luddites were originally a group of British weavers and textile workers who protested losing their jobs to machines. There are no longer elevator operators, lamplighters or telegraphists.

And soon, in Alberta, there will be no more coal-fired electricity. And that means some 2,000 people working in the industry will be out of a job.


https://thenarwhal.ca/life-after-coal/


Tangent: I was in Newfoundland for several months in 1989. Still a fishing economy though not without issues. Visited some fishing villages where they still had shacks filled with salt cod for export and the residents spoke an English I couldn’t understand.


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Deliverance From 27,000 Feet


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PostPosted: December 12 18, 7:50 pm 
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NY Times: Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret


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This is a ridiculously good essay. I wasn't sure where it was going at first but wow.

NOTHING BUT GIFTS
Finding a home in a world gone awry


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