The Long Essay Is about to Become Fashionable

It seems like an extraordinary claim to make, but thanks to [Jason Kottke]( I have recently come across a number of sites that essentially aggregate long essays. A closer look at the genre is probably worth the while.

* [The Essayist]( is a Tumblr site.
* [Give Me Something to Read]( is also on Tumblr but it also serves everything as already saved to [Instapaper](
* [Long Reads]( has some great content — and, like the others, has a wonderful, spare design.
* [The Long Form]( is like a stack of three-by-five cards from days of old, all with references to interesting essays.