You want some extra weekend reads as the holiday season approaches? Well, Longform has plenty of incredible articles (organized by category) in their Best of 2013 list.

+ You’ll find more great articles in Buzzfeed’s excellent list of the 15 most memorable profiles on 2013.

+ “The U.S. government lobotomized roughly 2,000 mentally ill veterans — and likely hundreds more — during and after World War II, according to a cache of forgotten memos, letters and government reports.” The WSJ’s Michael Phillips on The Lobotomy Files.