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Longform You Have to Read: ASME Award Nominees Edition

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In a world where you have more options for satisfying longform reading than ever, your friends at Flavorwire are taking the time once a week to highlight some of the best that in-depth journalism has to offer. Whether they’re unified by topic, publication, writer, being classic pieces of work, or just by a general feeling, these articles all have one thing in common: they’re essential reading. This week, we’re highlighting five excellent pieces nominated for a 2015 National Magazine Award.
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Longform You Have to Read: Cool Surfing Articles, Brah

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In a world where you have more options for satisfying longform reading than ever, your friends here at Flavorwire are taking the time once a week to highlight some of the best that journalism and longform has to offer. Whether it’s unified by topic, publication, writer, being a classic piece of work, or just a general feeling, these articles all have one thing in common: they’re essential reading. This week, we’re in the lazy, hazy days of August, where thoughts turn to the beach, and that evergreen topic of surfing. Here’s a collection of articles about our obsession with endless summer and the perfect wave.
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Why Gwyneth Paltrow Will Always Inspire Schadenfreude

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When Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin broke the news of their “conscious uncoupling” on GOOP yesterday afternoon, the announcement immediately crashed the lifestyle website and sent the average person into peals of laughter. And after that laughter came the feelings like, “Oh, Gwyneth. It’s too bad you’re getting a separation! Why did you announce it on your lifestyle website, using the most hilarious wording possible? What is a ‘conscious uncoupling,’ and is that better than the way that some people head towards severing a relationship, where they’re throwing vases across the room and having to deal with crazy mediators en route to a divorce?”
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Staff Picks: Flavorwire’s Favorite Cultural Things This Week

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Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. Click through for our picks, and tell us what you’ve been loving in the comments.
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2013’s Best Books to Give as Gifts

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If you’ve got a coffee table or bank account big enough to collect all of them, 2013 was a pretty fine year for beautifully packaged books that were interesting reads, but could also make any room look smarter. For those of you who plan to give books as gifts this holiday season, we’ve collected some excellent options published within the past 12… Read More