Millions of readers can’t be wrong, so if you’re wondering what should be on your media diet, here’s a compilation of the most shared longform features that were published this week, from the web’s leading publishing outlets.
1. What’s Killing Comedy. What’s Saving America
     Published by www.vulture.com on 2014-12-01 at 18:26:17

Chris Rock on Cosby, Ferguson, and what “racial progress” really means. #

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2. There Is No Language Instinct
     Published by Aeon on 2014-12-05 at 02:32:20

For decades, the idea of a language instinct has dominated linguistics. It is simple, powerful and completely wrong. #

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3. Isis: The Inside Story
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-11 at 18:30:19

An Islamic State senior commander reveals the terror group’s origins.

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4. Everyone Is Altered
     Published by Mashable on 2014-12-02 at 11:30:41

The secret Hollywood procedure that has fooled us for years #

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5. Livin’ Thing: An Oral History of Boogie Nights
     Published by GrantLand on 2014-12-10 at 22:33:33

The making and near unmaking of Paul Thomas Anderson’s breakout film.

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6. When G.M. Was Google
     Published by The New Yorker on 2014-12-02 at 09:45:46

The art of the corporate devotional. #

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7. How Four Enthusiasts Helped Bring The Theory Of Electromagnetism To Light
     Published by spectrum.ieee.org on 2014-12-04 at 06:19:41

An extraordinary amount of information about the world — the basic rules by which light behaves, current flows, and magnetism functions — can be boiled down to four elegant equations. Today, these are known collectively as Maxwell’s equations, and t...

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8. An Interview with Dan Savage
     Published by www.playboy.com on 2014-12-12 at 20:02:43

Talking with the most read—and most controversial—sex columnnist today.

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9. The Making of a Narco State
     Published by Rolling Stone on 2014-12-13 at 02:43:56

Following the money and the opium in Afghanistan.

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10. How The NYPD Is Using Social Media To Put Harlem Teens Behind Bars
     Published by The Verge on 2014-12-12 at 00:23:28

How Facebook ‘likes’ landed Jelani Henry in Rikers.

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