Longreads’ Best of WordPress, Vol. 3

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We’re back with another edition of Longreads’ Best of WordPress: below are 10 outstanding stories from across WordPress, published over the past month.

You can find Vol. 1 and 2 here — and you can follow Longreads on WordPress.com for all of our daily reading recommendations.

Publishers, writers, keep your stories coming: share links to essays and interviews (over 1,500 words) on Twitter (#longreads) and WordPress.com by tagging your posts longreads.


1. The Great Forgetting (Kristin Ohlson, Aeon)

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Why do we suffer from “childhood amnesia”? We lack the ability to recall memories from the first three or four years of our lives, and we have “a paucity of solid memories until around the age of seven.”

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2. The Mecca in Decline (Jordan Conn, Grantland)

Why doesn’t New York City produce elite NBA talent like it used to?

Years ago, New York’s playgrounds and high…

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