Qatar's $45 Billion Plan to Build a Brand New City for the World Cup

Qatar, the 2022 host of the World Cup, is not a large country, with a population just over 2.1 million. So to prepare for the millions who'll descend on the country eight years from now, it's going to great lengths—including building an entire new city from scratch. » 9/16/14 11:32am 9/16/14 11:32am

The 10 Worst New Yorker #Longreads

The New Yorker, a magazine, has just opened its Internet "archives" (dating back to 2007) as a readers' jubilee in advance of its upcoming move to the world of paywalled journalism, three months hence. So much New Yorker to muck around in! So many words! So many stories! So many stories with so many words in them! » 7/24/14 2:25pm 7/24/14 2:25pm

On Smarm

Last month, Isaac Fitzgerald, the newly hired editor of BuzzFeed's newly created books section, made a remarkable but not entirely surprising announcement: He was not interested in publishing negative book reviews. In place of "the scathing takedown rip," Fitzgerald said, he desired to promote a positive community… » 12/05/13 9:30am 12/05/13 9:30am

Deadspin's 2012 Long Reads: Everything We Wrote That You Didn't Have…

We aren't just dick jokes and cock shots. We also do our best to publish as much quality longform sports journalism as we can. Here are the best longish stories we published this year, many of which you probably didn't have time to read the first time around. » 12/26/12 1:00pm 12/26/12 1:00pm

Stories That Don’t Suck: SportsFeat's Guide To Sports Exile

Plaxico Burress is catching TDs for the Jets. The U may never play football again. Terrelle Pryor, who was ready to sit for a year, just finished his first NFL practice. With exiles starting, ending, and being averted, here are some great reads about players and coaches on the outs with the game that made them famous. » 8/28/11 11:30am 8/28/11 11:30am

Stories That Don't Suck: SportsFeat's Guide To Funny People (And Chris…

Every Friday, SportsFeat picks a few great weekend reads for Deadspin. This week we're chipping in with our favorite long-form writing about comedians. » 8/12/11 5:40pm 8/12/11 5:40pm

Stories That Don't Suck: SportsFeat's Guide To Life, Death, And Sex On…

Every Friday, SportsFeat picks a few great weekend reads for Deadspin. With things sweltering outside, we went looking for stories that might remind us of what it feels like to be cold. We found these instead. » 7/29/11 5:27pm 7/29/11 5:27pm

Stories That Don't Suck: SportsFeat's Guide To Hoops In A Foreign Land

Every week, SportsFeat picks a few great reads for Deadspin. Thanks to Yao Ming's retirement and Deron Williams's Turkish tour, here are some classics on the foreign wanderings of professional basketball players. Enjoy. » 7/16/11 1:00pm 7/16/11 1:00pm

Stories That Don't Suck: SportsFeat's Guide To The Ballplayer's Twilight

Every Friday, SportsFeat picks a few great weekend reads for Deadspin. In honor of Derek Jeter and his labored quest for 3,000 hits, here are well-told stories of ballplayers just before, in the years after, or at the exact moment they retired. » 7/08/11 4:38pm 7/08/11 4:38pm

Stories That Don't Suck: SportsFeat's Guide To Schmuck Owners

Every Friday, SportsFeat picks a few great weekend reads for Deadspin. In honor of Frank McCourt, the lockouts, and James Dolan's never-ending flirtation with Isiah Thomas, here are five of the best stories ever written about terrible owners. » 7/01/11 3:20pm 7/01/11 3:20pm

Stories That Don't Suck: SportsFeat's Guide To Prodigies

Every Friday, SportsFeat picks a few great weekend reads for Deadspin. This week's theme, in honor of Rory McIlroy and Kyrie Irving, is sports prodigies. A note to those two: enjoy this moment. If these stories are any indication, there's a slight chance it won't last. » 6/24/11 1:55pm 6/24/11 1:55pm

Stories That Don't Suck: SportsFeat's Guide To Wimbledon

A quick primer on SportsFeat: Every day, we post great sports writing from across the web, both new stuff and classics. A companion to Longform.org, the site is designed to be used with services like Instapaper and Read It Later, so you can read the stories later on your phone, iPad or Kindle. You can find our picks… » 6/17/11 2:00pm 6/17/11 2:00pm