07.09.11 3:00 AM ET
This Week’s Best Reads
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.