The Week’s Best Longreads: The Daily Beast Picks for July 9, 2011
The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the Web this week.
Ken Auletta, The New Yorker
Can Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg upend Silicon Valley’s male-dominated culture?
Drake Bennet, Businessweek
Banks don’t trust her. Republicans won’t confirm her. Yet she’s already won her battle to remake how America borrows.
Steve Fishman, New York
How a lonely, 5-foot-2, gender-questioning soldier became a WikiLeaks hero, a traitor to the United States, and one of the most unusual revolutionaries in American history.
Michael J. Mooney, GQ
Jerry Joseph was a basketball dream: 6-foot-5 and built like LeBron. Then the rumors started—and suddenly the 16-year-old golden boy was more illusion than dream.
Martin Cizmar, Ellis Conklin, Kristen Hinman, The Village Voice
Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, and sex trafficking.
Andrew Marantz, Mother Jones
Lessons learned: Americans are hotheads, Australians are drunks—and never say where you’re calling from.