Roughly 100 Fantastic Magazine Articles from 2014
Joyce Park stashed this in Books
The art of the magazine piece is not at all dead, they just call it longform now.
This is a lot of articles. Is there any one in particular you recommend?
I include a few of my favorites below.
MEDIUM / On Kindness by Cord Jefferson
"...rather than the pain of her youth hobbling her such that more pain was all she had left to offer, she decided early in her life that her sorrows were evidence of too much heartache in the world as it was."
THE MESSAGE / How to Be Polite by Paul Ford
“I don’t look polite. I am big and droopy and need a haircut. No soul would associate me with watercress sandwiches. Still, every year or so someone takes me aside and says, you actually are weirdly polite, aren’t you? And I always thrill. They noticed.”
TECH CRUNCH / SF’s Housing Crisis Explained by Kim-Mai Cutler
“The sophistication with which neighborhood groups wield San Francisco’s arcane land-use and zoning regulations for activist purposes is one of the very unique things about the city’s politics. But the city’s political leadership doesn’t want to change it, because it fears backlash from powerful neighborhood groups, which actually deliver votes. Also, parts of the progressive community do not believe in supply and demand.”
BUSINESS INSIDER / The Untold Story of Larry Page’s Incredible Comeback by Nicholas Carlson
“...in 1985, a 12-year-old in Michigan finished reading Tesla's biography and cried. That was Larry Page. In that moment, Page realized it wasn’t enough to envision an innovative technological future. Big ideas aren’t enough. They need to be commercialized. If Page wanted to be an inventor, he was going to have to start a successful company, too.”
AL JAZEERA AMERICA / For Hire: Dedicated Young Man with Down Syndrome by Michael Bérubé
"He is not quite capable of living independently and needs help with various life tasks, especially with things involving small motor skills, but otherwise he is good to go, with appropriate supervision. He was cleared for a Community Based Work Assessment. Now all we had to do was to figure out what kind of job he might be able to do.”