Sometimes you read a piece of longform journalism and think: wow, that really shed light on something I knew nothing about. And sometimes you read something and think: has this person never been to college or been living under a rock since the release of ‘Animal House’?
Compare The Atlantic’s inside look at college Greek life with The Verge’s examination of technology fanboys. The latter takes a subject you think you know and brings it out of the darkness in a profoundly empathetic way. The former is basically, all “duh, fraternities are bad” for 10,000 words.