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Best of Racked Longform

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Racked’s longform program was rooted in the belief that clothes, beauty, and other traditionally female topics are worthy of narrative journalism. Our reporters traveled around the world for these deeply reported pieces — from the Carolinas to Cuba, Denmark to Disney, Silicon Valley to Shengzhou. If the list below leaves you hungry for more, you can check out our yearly best of lists (2015, 2016, 2017), as well as the full archive.