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06.08.13

The Week’s Best Longreads for June 7, 2013

From Kim Jong-il’s sushi chef to a falsely accused man facing the real killer, The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the Web this week.

“Dear Leader Dreams of Sushi”
Adam Johnson, GQ


A Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist profiles the sushi chef who served the late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il for 11 years.

“A Syrian Refugee Wedding”
Lauren Wolfe, The Nation


Early marriage and domestic violence in the camps are a fact of life for girls fleeing the civil war.

“Looking It in the Face”
Charles Simic, The New York Review of Books


Some thoughts on growing old from a poet whose new book of poems is much too preoccupied with death.

“The Guilty Man”
Pamela Colloff, Texas Monthly

Michael Morton spent almost 25 years wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of his wife, and he finally takes the stand against the real killer.

“Welcome to Mogadishu”
Katrina Manson, FT Magazine


Despite the threats from Islamist militants, the Somali capital is bursting back to life.

“Kill Zone”
Christopher Dickey, Newsweek


In America’s cities, gun control isn’t about rights. It’s about survival.

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