No, I’m not talking about Sporcle. I’m not even talking about Angry Birds. I’m talking about this website, a collection ambitiously titled “The Best Magazine Articles Ever.” The list was compiled by reader submissions, and a top 25 was culled by tallying nominations. It’s not hyperbolic to state that every single piece in the top 25 — as well as many others throughout the whole collection — is an essential must-read.
Outside of the top 25, the articles are organized chronologically by decade; although there’s even one submission from 1816, the list begins in earnest in the 1930s. Some of the articles are hidden behind a paywall, but many are not — including some of my favorites like “The Things That Carried Him,” “The Book of the Century,” “Pearls Before Breakfast,” and anything by Hamsterdam-header-guy David Foster Wallace.
So there you go. Take a break from all those collegehumor.com videos and expand your horizons.