Longreads

06.28.14

The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, June 28, 2014

From, The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.

More Punk, Less Hell

Constantin Seibt, Tages Anzeiger

An extraordinary political experiment took place in Iceland: anarchists governed the capital city of Reykjavik for four years—and the amateurs achieved some astonishing successes.

Even the Most Progressive University in North America Doesn’t Know How to Handle Sexual Consent

Katie J.M. Baker, BuzzFeed

When a tiny university in Canada was rocked by sexual assault allegations, frustrated students fought back by spreading rumors.This is the story of how everyone lost.

Portrait of a Serial Winner

Wright Thompson, ESPN

A journey in pursuit of the newly infamous Luís Suarez, who—when he’s not biting opponents—is the most beautiful player in the game.

Casanova’s Long Con

Justin Horwath, Santa Fe Reporter

How Michael Soutar turned a 34-year prison sentence into freedom.

Woo Cho Bang Bang

Eric Konigsberg, New York

Growing up in Brownsville, murder capital of the city, where the rest of New York can feel as far away as the moon.

He Bullies Kids and Calls it News

Brandy Zadrozny, The Daily Beast

Cole Bartiromo’s blog Newsball is devoted to exposing people he considers to be liars, criminals, or frauds—even if they’re underage teens.

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