The Week’s Best Longreads for October 19, 2013

From a Missouri town’s chilling war on two alleged rape victims to Cleveland’s experiment with worker-owned businesses , The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.

10.19.13 9:45 AM ET

Nightmare in Maryville
Doug Arnett, The Kansas City Star

A Missouri town’s chilling war on two teenage girls who were allegedly raped by high school football stars.

The End of Ilth
Erik Reece, Harper’s

A network of worker-owned businesses in Cleveland has created environmentally sustainable jobs in low-income neighborhoods and a work environment that gives workers real input into company decisions and a share of the profits.

Facebook Feminism, Like it Or Not
Susan Faludi, The Baffler

How the growing “Lean In” industry trades structural reform for airy positive thinking.

My Year With Malala
Christina Lamb, The Sunday Times

In January, Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban, asked Christina Lamb to write her book. From theatre trips to a visit from Angelina Jolie, this is the story of their remarkable time together.

The Year of Living Carlos Dangerously
Marshell Sella, GQ

It may be hard to imagine why you’d read any more about Anthony Weiner, but Marshall Sella’s magnificent writing makes this profile worth overcoming your skepticism. It also proves that the best reporting often comes after the curtain falls.

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