Picks for best #longreads of 2012:



These are not in rank order. And I know, there’s still plenty of time for earth-shatteringly good long reads articles to be published between now and the new year. To those writers who will be published in the gap between year-end list-making and the beginning of keeping tally on the bests and worsts of 2013, my condolences. 

All of these, endorsed by your fellow editor of the Long Reads tag.