There is so much good magazine writing in America, that it’s hard to keep up. Thankfully, the folks over at Long Form try to keep track of it for you, distilling the mighty flood into a manageable trickle of stuff that is worth your time. No need for piles of dead trees sitting in a corner, making you feel guilty. No need for multiple subscriptions. All you need is a laptop, a browser and a pair of eyeballs.
I follow along by RSS, and have become a regular Long Form reader. But if you only want to know what ten articles from 2010 you should read, Long Form has got you covered. They just released The Long Form Best Of 2010, and it’s a pretty smart list (and not just because my cousin, Sarah Hill, is in the top 10, for an article she wrote about drug culture in Juarez).
But I hope you’ll read beyond the Top 10, because there is plenty on this list to inform you, amuse you, or blow you away. And, okay, The Killer In The Pool got an honorable mention in the Science category.
The internet is killing magazines. The internet is promoting magazine work. It’s all so confusing.