05.04.13 8:45 AM ET
The Week’s Best Longreads for May 3, 2013
I’m a 34-Year-Old NBA Center. And I’m Black. And I’m Gay.
Jason Collins, Sports Illustrated
The coming-out story that rocked basketball—and the world.
The Guantanámo Memoirs
Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Slate
How the U.S. kept a detainee quiet for 12 years.
I’m Still Here
Paul Miller, The Verge
Back online after a year without the Internet.
Nate Blakeslee, Texas Monthly
Two decades ago, Texas became ground zero for the “accountability” movement in public education. Now, after a revolt by teachers and parents, the legislature is posed to undo its own reforms.
Out in the Great Alone
Brian Phillips, Grantland
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race pushes participants to the brink on an unforgiving trek to the end of the world. And, as one writer who tracked the race by air discovers, that is exactly the point.
Is This the Best Education Money Can Buy?
Jenny Anderson, The New York Times Magazine
The $85 million for-profit startup school that educates Suri Cruise faces its biggest challenge yet: the parents.
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