Byliner collects new and classic works by writers of the past and present, commissions long-form “originals” by superstars like William Vollmann, and makes it incredibly easy to find, filter, and forward the best essays and articles on any given topic. This website—which launched on Tuesday—is the discriminating reader’s new BFF.
You’ll find work by Joan Didion, Janet Malcolm, and a great investigative journalist named Katherine Boo, stuff that’s hot off the presses (see: Jose Vargas’s heartbreaking “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant,” which just hit the Web and comes out in The New York Times Magazine this weekend), and forgotten classics (we love F. Scott Fitzgerald’s mini-memoir “The Crack-Up,” which Esquire published in 1936). Byliner lets you follow individual authors (and/or especially interesting readers), monitor trends, and sign up for a regular roundup of the week’s best articles, and the site’s indexes, shuffle functions, and spotlights help you come across works and writers you might have missed out on entirely.
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