NY Times Mag Dedicates Entire Issue to One Story

A first for the mag.

CpkW_a_W8AAjMzu.jpg-largeWe guess this is what they mean by longform. This Sunday’s New York Times Magazine features one story. That’s right, one.

Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart—by contributing writer Scott Anderson—tells the origins of the Arab Spring. 

The article spans 40,000 words and becomes the first single story to populate an entire issue of the Times Mag.

Along with fantastic photographs by Paolo Pellegrin, the piece comes with a virtual reality film created by Times video journalist Ben Solomon. The film can be viewed in the NYT VR app, available for download in the Google Play and iOS App stores.