07.19.14 4:00 AM ET
The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, July 19, 2014
Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker
In the era of high-stakes testing, a struggling school made a shocking choice.
Larry Smith, Matter
The other true story behind Orange is the New Black.
Tiffany Stanley, National Journal
Richard Land’s fall and the end of the religious right.
Esther Kaplan, Virginia Quarterly Review
The bitter truth behind the gospel of productivity.
Michael Ignatieff, New York Review of Books
How Germans are learning to like themselves.
Caity Weaver, Gawker
How many mozzarella sticks do you want to eat for $10?
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