The Week’s Best Longreads for November 30, 2013

From the animal injury epidemic on Hollywood movie sets to Washington’s trouble with the new legal marijuana economy, The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.

11.30.13 10:45 AM ET

Animals Were Harmed
Gary Baum, The Hollywood Reporter

The epidemic of animal injury on major Hollywood movie sets reveals the dark irony of the American Humane Association’s system of verifying that “no animals were harmed.”

Long Way Home
Rosanne Cash, Oxford American

The daughter of American folk icon Johnny Cash on her life in Tennessee.

Patrick Radden Keefe, The New Yorker

Washington State finds out how hard it is to set up a legal marijuana economy.

Rumsfeld’s War and its Consequences Now
Mark Danner, The New York Review of Books

A political history of Donald Rumsfeld from the Nixon years to the war in Iraq that he promised would be over in three months.

The Book of Tebow
Thomas Lake, Sports Illustrated

He prayed. He won. And then he disappeared. Will we ever see Tim Tebow in the NFL again?

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