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. An Oral History Of ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’
     Published by Rolling Stone on 2014-12-23 at 03:34:54

From freak snowstorms to the comedic cyclone that is Chevy Chase, the cast and creators reveal the secrets behind this beloved holiday-movies classic. #

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2. ISIS: The Inside Story
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-13 at 19:36:32

One of the Islamic State’s senior commanders reveals exclusive details of the terror group’s origins inside an Iraqi prison — right under the noses of their American jailers. #

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3. America’s Military: A Conservative Institution’s Uneasy Cultural Evolution
     Published by www.militarytimes.com on 2014-12-22 at 18:12:30

The force is changing — often reluctantly — alongside the civilian society it serves. #

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4. The Dark Side of the Moon
     Published by GQ on 2014-12-24 at 02:21:03

Forty-five years ago, Buzz Aldrin became the second man to walk on the moon. It made him one of the most famous people in the world. And it has haunted the rest of his life.

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5. Indifference is a power: in defence of the misunderstood Stoics.
     Published by Aeon on 2014-12-25 at

Indifference is a power: in defence of the misunderstood Stoics.

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6. Your Christmas Tree Has Lived Through One Hell Of An Adventure
     Published by Mashable on 2014-12-15 at 09:49:58

Inside Oregon’s high-stakes Christmas tree industry, from fertilizer to ornaments. #

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7. The Troll Hunters
     Published by Technology Review on 2014-12-23 at 19:00:25

A group of journalists and researchers wade into ugly corners of the Internet to expose racists, creeps, and hypocrites. Have they gone too far?

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8. Pam and Tommy
     Published by Rolling Stone on 2014-12-28 at 02:30:17

The untold story of the world’s most infamous sex tape, and how the Internet spread it faster than anyone expected.

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9. The Favor
     Published by graphics.latimes.com on 2014-12-24 at 21:10:44

A late-night knife fight leaves a 22-year-old dead and a politician’s son under suspicion.

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10. How David Gregory Lost His Job
     Published by www.washingtonian.com on 2014-12-22 at 16:20:12

Last summer, Gregory was let go from his gig as host of “Meet the Press.” Here’s an inside look at his fall from the top — and what it says about the state of TV news. #

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