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06.09.124:45 AM ET

The Week’s Best Longreads: The Daily Beast Picks for June 9, 2012

From the dark secrets of Manhattan’s Horace Mann school to a decades-long cancer hoax, The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.

Prep-School Predators
Amos Kamil, The New York Times Magazine


Many years later, graduates of the Horace Mann School, an elite private school in New York, are finally able to tell their stories of sexual abuse.

The Netanyahu Paradox
David Margolick, Vanity Fair


Benjamin Netanyahu has largely vanquished his domestic foes—the Israeli media and the political opposition—in a battle backed by two U.S. billionaires and reportedly fueled by his wife, Sara. But the one thing he can’t control is his country’s destiny.

The Long, Fake Life of J.S. Dirr
Adrien Chen, Gawker


A decades-long cancer hoax unravels.

Girls Love Me
Katy Vine, Texas Monthly


On the next Justin Bieber, 16-year-old Austin Mahone, and how pop stars are made:

The Quiet Evangelist
Peter Wilby, The New Statesman


Alan Rusbridger can claim to be the The Guardian’s greatest editor. But will he also be its last?

Ray Bradbury, The Art of Fiction No. 203
Sam Weller, The Paris Review


An interview with the sci-fi author, who died this week.

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