03.01.14 5:01 AM ET
The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, March 1, 2013
Andrew O’Hagan, The London Review of Books
An epic account of a writer’s disastrous attempt to ghostwrite the autobiography of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
How Much My Novel Cost Me
Emily Gould, Medium
Writing her first book got her into debt. To finish the next one, she had to become solvent.
The Mammoth Cometh
Nathaniel Rich, The New York Times Magazine
Bringing extinct animals back to life is really happening — and it’s going to be very, very cool. Unless it ends up being very, very bad.
Deal Me Out
Alex Pareene, The Baffler
The New York Times’ Andrew Ross Sorkin doesn’t explain Wall Street to his readers—he justifies it.
A Star in a Bottle
Raffi Khatchadourian, The New Yorker
An audacious plan to create a new energy source could save the planet from catastrophe. But time is running out.
Michael Daly, The Daily Beast
In the wake of his arrest, El Chapo leaves behind a wife that now joins a long list of Mexican beauty queens whose fairytales were cut short by their law-breaking lovers.
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