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05.10.14

The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, May 10, 2014

From the Christian organization trying to get churches to come clean on sex abuse to the battle between Lenin and Stalin in Ukraine, the Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.

By Grace Alone
Kathryn Joyce, The American Prospect


As sex-abuse allegations multiply, Billy Graham’s grandson is on a mission to persuade Protestant churches to come clean.

The Day I Started Lying to Ruth
Peter B. Bach, New York


A cancer doctor on losing his wife to cancer.

Confidentially Yours
Anne Helen Petersen, The Believer


A history of the celebrity profile, and how it got so stupid.

Barbarism With a Human Face
Slavoj Zizek,
London Review of Books

The Ukraine violence re-enacts an old conflict between Lenin and Stalin.

This Man is the Future of SuperPACs
Shane Goldmacher, National Journal


Multimillionaire John Jordan is one of a growing number of donors taking matters into their own hands.

The Multiverse in a Flat Circle
Jared Keller, Los Angeles Review of Books


The infinite is here, and it’s much larger, older and more complex than we imagined.

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