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April 23, 2014 8:57 AM   Subscribe

I have a few hours waiting in an airport, i know most of the art history documents, but does anyone know any examples of brilliant long reads, in theology, music criticism, general culture and the like, that could keep me entertained, in downloadable pdfs.
posted by PinkMoose to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (5 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
 
You might find something to like in the Ohio State University Press backlist of open-access books.
posted by Sonny Jim at 9:17 AM on April 23 [1 favorite]


How about linguistics?
posted by wintersweet at 9:33 AM on April 23


Also check out Longform. Great diverse selection of longform articles from across the web that you can mark to read later. There may be a way to download to pdf, not sure...
posted by Falwless at 10:43 AM on April 23 [2 favorites]


My niece, a transplanted Yank, has a daily long train commute in London, with no internet access. She greatly misses her New Yorker, so I email her pdfs that she transfers to her iPad for reading while riding.

I grab articles off of the New Yorker Digital Archive, print to pdf with Bullzip, and shoot the result across the pond. I surprise her with articles about anything and everything, as only the New Yorker can do. Access to the archive comes with a subscription to the magazine, but I think you can buy digital access separately now.

My niece tells me her commutes fly by now.
posted by PaulBGoode at 11:26 AM on April 23 [1 favorite]


You might try Pocket, as it will let you download and read articles offline on a phone, tablet or PC (with Chrome). Then you wouldn't be limited to PDFs.

Longreads is great for finding articles.
posted by cnc at 1:23 PM on April 23


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