The Year’s Best Longreads to Catch Up On Over the Holidays

I’ve always thought that the reason books sell so well at Christmas is because we all need the means of escape from our families so desperately. But sometimes on vacation, a book is less useful than a good, long, deep magazine article. Here are 20 of the ones I most enjoyed in 2013, in no particular order.


This Is What Happens When You Cast Lindsay Lohan in Your Movie,” Stephen Rodrick (New York Times Magazine)

Lindsay Lohan moves through the Chateau Marmont as if she owns the place, but in a debtor-prison kind of way.