What are some of your absolute favourite online essays, articles and other pieces of non-fiction writing?
Pursuant to this post
and the excellent linked essay, I have found my appetite whetted for some more fine pieces of journalism, reportage, history, criticism, review, everything and anything. I have trawled the online archives of The Atlantic and The New Yorker because I love to have something fresh and interesting to print out and read on my lunch break.
Basically I'm after singular examples of quality online writing (no fiction, thanks, I have more than enough of that), not necessarily for the beauty of the prose or even for the content of the story - I just want one of those (preferably big) articles you can't stop reading, and at the end you want to show it to everybody you know because it's just so amazing, and you wish you had read it sooner.
For reference, one of my favourites is the wonderful B.R. Myer's piece A Reader's Manifesto
, from The Atlantic Monthly.
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