02.08.14 10:45 AM ET
The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, February 8, 2014
The Loneliness of Vladimir Putin
Julia Ioffe, The New Republic
He crushed his opposition but has nothing to show for it but a country that’s falling apart.
A Valuable Reputation
Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker
After Tyrone Hayes said a chemical was harmful, its maker pursued him.
This Land Was Your Land
Christopher Ketcham, The American Prospect
In Utah and other western state, the country’s most pristine wilderness faces new threats from Big Energy and its powerful allies.
The Office of the Future
Jay Monaco, Jacobin
A view inside C&S Wholesale Grocers, America’s secret corporate empire, home to the future of white-collar exploitation.
A Failed Televangelist Exorcised My Demons Over Skype
Scott Bixby, The Daily Beast
Bob Larson has performed more than 20,000 exorcisms over the past 30 years. Now, he’s using Skype to target Satan—and easy marks for his buck-raking ministry.