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Queue Reads

Dec 21, 2016

Queue Reads is a collection of the best things published online, with a UK flavour. It’s run by @olifranklin, @stokel, @samparkercouk, @Banham_Tom and @JosephStash

Revisiting @edcaesar's excellent account of the Stephen Lawrence trial for @BritishGQ, on the 25th anniversary of his murder gq-magazine.co.uk/article/stephe…

For your lunchtime read: a true crime story from the country with one of the lowest murder rates in the world theguardian.com/news/2018/apr/…

The dizzying story of the largest cruise ship ever built, by @olifranklin / @WiredUK wired.co.uk/article/ms-sym…

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"Less than zero: six months working in low-wage Britain" Stirring extract from @J_Bloodworth's new book newstatesman.com/2018/03/less-z…

“Who Does She Think She Is?” @PennyRed at her dazzling, ferocious best for @Longreads longreads.com/2018/03/28/who…

The intern strikes back. What do we make of this piece? Should 'expenses and exposure' internships be banned from journalism? theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/…

Timely and fascinating: how organised crime took over Russia, from @gdnlongread theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/… #longreads

In a new @EsquireUK profile, @stokel meets @KSIOlajidebt, probably the biggest celebrity no one over 35 has heard of yet esquire.com/uk/culture/a19… #longreads

"Step back from your Facebook Wall for a moment: Doesn’t it, suddenly, look a little ridiculous? *Your* life in *this* format?" another excellent Facebook take down by a British writer, this time Zadie Smith nybooks.com/articles/2010/…

As the world contemplates quitting Facebook, it's a good time to revisit John Lanchester's evisceration of the company 'You Are The Product' lrb.co.uk/v39/n16/john-l…

Some great details in the business story about 'Spoons, from @EsquireUK esquire.com/uk/food-drink/… #longreads

"Yes, bacon really is killing us." Devastating, vegetarianism-inducing stuff from @KitchenBee/@gdnlongread theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/…

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A fascinating look at the hubris and selective amnesia behind one of Dubai’s most ludicrous follies theguardian.com/cities/2018/fe… #longreads

An enjoyable profile of Oscar nominee Margot Robbie, talking about 'I, Tonya', Neighbours and #MeToo theguardian.com/film/2018/feb/…

Xanax and sad rap: Vice UK reports on how Britain's anxiety-riddled teenagers are self-medicating via the dark web vice.com/en_uk/article/…


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