Listicles, tweets, your ex’s Facebook status, picture of dogs wearing costumes — the internet offers no shortage of entertaining stuff to look at. But there’s plenty of substantial writing out there, too, the pieces you spend a few minutes reading and a long time thinking about after you’ve closed the tab. In this weekly feature, Flavorwire shares the best of that category. This week, Yoko Ono, Geoff Dyer in Los Angeles, the Lake Waco murders, and more.
The 2014 National Magazine Award Nominations were announced this week (you can read them here), and Hall’s must-read, five-part serialized epic on a 1982 case in Waco, Texas will probably win next year. So get ahead of the game and read it now.
To “Yoko Ono” a band still exists, Wappler notes, citing the recent news over L’Wren Scott’s passing and the Rolling Stones. Why is that?
“The Hugo Problem,” by Mona Gable, The definitive piece on the rise and fall of Hugo Schwyzer, mansplaining professor of the feminist blogosphere.
We’ll follow Geoff Dyer anywhere. He moved to LA, had a stroke, and is learning how to feel immortal. Devastating and funny.
Molly Fischer goes deep into the anti-fashion fashion of Janet Malcolm in The New Yorker-approved Mom brand Eileen Fisher.
What writer Ted Thompson, author of The Land of Steady Habits, learned from reading John Cheever’s peerless short stories.