When I went in the local fans booed me, I felt a bit offended. But in the end they clapped and invited me for coffee and a meal, and the club managers gave me a shirt. They wished me a merry Christmas.

BBC

Longform is not about length or form, but actually about a mindset. Both the author and the reader come together with one ambition: to weave a story that sucks everybody right in and doesn’t let go until it’s finished. The best longform is bewitching, captivating and deep — regardless of how long it takes you to get to the end. I’ve read pieces just a few hundred words long that feel more like longform than others that ramble into the thousands.
Bobbie Johnson, editor of MATTER
Visible from space, a smoke plume rises from the Manhattan area after two planes crashed into the towers of the World Trade Center (via NASA - New York City on September 11, 2001)

Visible from space, a smoke plume rises from the Manhattan area after two planes crashed into the towers of the World Trade Center (via NASA - New York City on September 11, 2001)

Drug Smugglers Pose Underwater Challenge in Caribbean

"For more than 24 hours last September, a Coast Guard helicopter and speedboat pursued drug traffickers and their contraband across the Caribbean Sea. Finally they caught up with the improbable vessel, the latest innovation in the decades-old drug war. It was a submarine."