With an article club, you get all of the wine, snacks, and good conversation of a book club, but without having to read a 300-page book that someone else chose for you. I went to a friend's "Ladies' Article Club" when I was staying with her in January and it was lovely! The two articles we read provided a great jumping-off point for really smart conversations — which were honestly a lot more relevant to our lives than most book discussions would have been — and it was just a wonderful night. This also works really well as a lunch event, which makes it a cool thing to organize with your co-workers. (We have one at BuzzFeed, and it's great!)
If you're looking for articles, the Longreads newsletter, Texas Monthly, The Atlantic, the New York Times Magazine, Eater, and The New Yorker are all good places to start. Sometimes the BF article club does a few related articles, which can be fun, and we've done documentaries as well...it just kind of depends what the group is in the mood for!