Website Wednesday

Website Wednesday is a regular feature in which we highlight one (or a couple) of sites from the Billions floating around the Intertoobz that just might help you with your Herculean task of educating inquiring minds. Any and all suggestions for future editions are welcome.

This one is a recommendation for accessing some great summer reading on the Web. One of my former students, and current HW tutor, David Work recommended it to me, knowing of my affection for long, thinky pieces of journalism, opinion and analysis.

The site is called Longform and they spend their time trawling the cyberworld for free, accessible, time worth, “full length” non-fiction. It’s a true delight, and it is updated frequently.

If you are the sort of person who gets regularly overwhelmed by that bi-weekly New Yorker in your mailbox or monthly Vanity Fair, you can limit your exposure by signing up to have them send you one story a week (their editor’s choice). But if you’d rather do your own selecting, you can rest assured that you’ll find a variety of interesting options here. They also have organizing options by topic, by magazine, by decade, and more. Poke around; you’re sure to find something great.

Maybe even something you’ll want to teach…

PS: There’s also a companion site for sports only writing called Sportsfeat. I’m not sure if/how it is different from the Sports section of Longform, but I figure it’s worth noting, in case you’re in the mood for something to investigate. All I know at this point is that they are somehow related, but they have different stories.