We’re settling in for the long weekend with back issues of the NYTimes, Longform, sketchbooks, and a turned-off cellphone. If you’re hitting the road, or staying in the city, check out the articles below for some of our favorite long reads.

The Really Big One (in earthquake magnitude and in length)

A Ghost in the Family

The Millennial Whoop


Women in the Trucking Industry 

Stowaways and Crime Aboard a Scofflaw Ship

The Science Behind Truly Restful Breaks

The Death and Life of Atlantic City

My Own Life, by Oliver Sacks

The Philly Report 

Two Men Arrive in a Village

Top 25 Memes. Does this count as a long read?

The Great Discontent with Rob Giampietro

The Death and Life of the Great British Pub

Not a long read, but a field guide to the American sandwich.

Hopefully your weekend looks something like this…


Escaped the heat. #newburyport #phillyescapes

A photo posted by Philly Love Notes (@phillylovenotes) on