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Started by angelico on Oct 10, 2019 7:30:48 AM
the long read

my favourite bit of the Guardian. here's today's

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2019/oct/10/flour-power-meet-the-bread-heads-baking-a-better-loaf

discuss them here.

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angelico - 10 Oct 2019 07:32:00 (#1 of 68)

today's is quite poignant, about bread, an eccentric breeder of grains and the way he farmed

made me very hungry

StakludKar - 10 Oct 2019 09:09:49 (#2 of 68)

Slate used to showcase Longform reads. Ages ago they had this one about searching for one of the 50 men who fought Muhammad Ali



http://www.espn.co.uk/espn/eticket/story?page=0912
16/JimmyRobinson

angelico - 15 Oct 2019 08:21:35 (#3 of 68)

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/oct/15/di
y-drugs-should-hospitals-make-their-own-medicine


good article on costs of drugs and a compounding pharmacy in amsterdam

angelico - 17 Oct 2019 07:05:41 (#4 of 68)

this week about the ladbrook grove crash

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/oct/17/ladbroke-grove-paddington-train-crash-inquiry

usual excellent quality but not enough for me on the inquiry

Stellata - 17 Oct 2019 08:45:06 (#5 of 68)

I don’t think I’ll ever forget this one:

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/jul/26/vietn
amese-cannabis-farms-children-enslaved

LemonGrass - 17 Oct 2019 08:56:47 (#6 of 68)

That was shocking.

Stellata - 17 Oct 2019 10:59:29 (#7 of 68)

Halfway through the train crash one, will read the rest when I’ve got a bit more time later. Again, shocking.

Stellata - 18 Oct 2019 13:37:05 (#8 of 68)

Just finished the train crash piece, moved to tears by the final sentences.

HouseOfLametta - 18 Oct 2019 13:38:06 (#9 of 68)

Rode in the aisle of the last carriage on the way home, too.

ChankNolen - 18 Oct 2019 18:54:55 (#10 of 68)

The train crash one was excellent. I read it whilst travelling on the train down from Manchester yesterday, which was a useful reminder of why they don't show plane crash movies on planes.

Stellata - 19 Oct 2019 08:48:28 (#11 of 68)

I thought about it while I was on the train last night. I even boarded a middle carriage to my shame.

RosyLovelady - 19 Oct 2019 10:28:44 (#12 of 68)

Most trains don't get involved in crashes. I take comfort from that knowledge.

angelico - 22 Oct 2019 08:11:51 (#13 of 68)

david attenborough this week

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/oct/22/david-attenborough-climate-change-bbc

Stellata - 22 Oct 2019 08:26:22 (#14 of 68)

Hasn’t the Guardian briefed him? It’s a climate crisis, Sir David.

angelico - 24 Oct 2019 07:09:27 (#15 of 68)

today's:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/24/west
ern-liberalism-failed-post-communist-eastern-europe


a frustrating article. fascinating insights but sloppily argued and largely free of the numbers needed to support them. still, better and more thoughtful than the usual phone-it-in. i like these long reads

angelico - 25 Oct 2019 08:12:32 (#16 of 68)

why do people hate vegans?

more good stuff here on the subj.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/oct/
25/why-do-people-hate-vegans

RosyLovelady - 25 Oct 2019 08:25:28 (#17 of 68)

they relish their status as victims.

It's all good.

Delighted_User - 25 Oct 2019 08:34:03 (#18 of 68)

Veganism is trendy, it's everywhere, and vegans are outcasts, reviled by all, barely daring to show their faces in public. Yep, makes perfect sense to me.

And Michael Mansfield didn't coin the word "ecocide", which has been around since 1969.

Stellata - 31 Oct 2019 09:52:36 (#19 of 68)

intimate terrorism:

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/oct/31/in
timate-terrorism-domestic-abuse-coercive-control-farieissia-martin

angelico - 31 Oct 2019 10:52:54 (#20 of 68)

found that quite harrowing, sad for all sorts of reasons.

fantastic writing, I thought?

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