01.19.13 5:00 AM ET
The Week’s Best Longreads for Jan. 19, 2013
Manti Teo’s Dead Girlfriend
Timothy Burke and Jack Dickey, Deadspin
The most heartbreaking and inspiring story of the college football season is a hoax.
Which Way Did the Taliban Go?
Luke Mogelson, The New York Times Magazine
Digging out roadside bombs, running into ambushes and dancing with deranged informants—a week in the life of an Afghan National Army battalion, on its own in the wilderness.
The Party Faithful
David Remnick, The New Yorker
The settlers move to annex the West Bank—and Israeli politics.
John Dickerson, Slate
Returning to parenting after 16 months on the campaign trail.
The Ins and the Outs
Vinnie Rotondaro and Maura Ewing, Narratively
Along one of New York's most rapidly changing boulevards, a look below the surface exposes what—and who—is really driving gentrification in Crown Heights.
The Second Coming
Evan Thomas, Newsweek
These are gloomy times for an inauguration. On Monday, can the president rise to the occasion with a historically inspiring message?
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