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The Week’s Best Longreads: The Daily Beast Picks for May 26, 2012

The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the Web this week. By David Sessions.

05.26.12 4:45 AM ET

The Yankee CommandanteDavid Grann, The New YorkerA story of love, revolution and betrayal.

Grace in Broken ArrowKiera Feldman, This LandHow lust, greed and denial corroded an Oklahoma megachurch and shattered the lives of its victims and their families.

The BattlegroundAlex MacGillis, The New RepublicOver the past year, Ohio politics has been in upheaval. What does that mean for November?

Jamming Tripoli Matthieu Aikins, WiredInside Muammar Gaddafi’s secret surveillance network.

Roland Barthes Gave Us the TV RecapSam Anderson, The New York Times MagazineWhat would the man who essentially created cultural criticism make of a world in which criticism has become a kind of pop culture?

The Mystery of the MultiverseBrian Greene, NewsweekThe latest developments in cosmology point toward the possibility that our universe is merely one of billions.

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