04.19.14 9:45 AM ET
The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, April 19, 2014
The Ballad of Geeshie and Elvie
John Jeremiah Sullivan, The New York Times Magazine
On the trail of the phantom women who changed American music and then vanished without a trace.
Yasiel Puig’s Untold Journey to the Dodgers
Jesse Katz, Los Angeles
The shocking saga of Major League Baseball’s most controversial player.
Timothy Shenk, The Nation
Thomas Piketty and the new millennial Marxists on the scourge of inequality.’
The Light Therapeutic
Rosie Blau, More Intelligent Life
In living memory, our relationship with light has changed radically—and not for the better.
Attack of the Paparazzi
Stephen Rodrick, The Rolling Stone
On the hunt with the wolves of Hollywood.
The Concrete Abyss
Lisa Guenther, Aeon
We know solitary confinement annihilates the minds of its victims—but what does it do to the rest of us?