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The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, February 15, 2014

From Chris Christie’s corrupt career to the rise and fall of Flappy Bird, The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.

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It’s Not Just the BridgeAlec McGillis, The New RepublicChris Christie’s entire career reeks.

36 Hours on the Fake Campaign Trail With Donald TrumpMcKay Coppins, BuzzFeedWith all but his closest apostles finally tired of the charade, even the Donald himself has to ask, what’s the point? On the plane and by the pool with the man who will not be king.

The Decline of the RevivalJim Hinch, Los Angeles Review of BooksConservative Christian writers face the sunset of their influence in America.

What’s the Point if We Can’t Have Fun?David Graber, The BafflerHow animal play upends the ideology of humans as calculating rational actors.

Gravy BoatCaity Weaver, GawkerMy week on the high seas with Paula Deen.

28 Days of FameChristina Warren, MashableThe strange, true story of the loved, hated, App Store-dominating game Flappy Bird.

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