The Daily Beast's Best Longreads - August 9-15

From the culture of rape promoted by ISIS to the women left by their recently out husbands, this week's best in longform journalism.

08.16.15 2:09 AM ET

Chadwick Moore - Out Magazine

Many cheer the newfound courage for people who feel they can now come out. Meet the women who are left to start over after their husbands come out.

Peter Kornbluh & William M. Leogrande - Mother Jones

Secret messages, a pope, and artificial insemination? Things got pretty wild in the historic negotiations about ending the frosty relations between the U.S. and Cuba.

Rukmini Callimachi - the New York Times

Rape has not only been codified by ISIS as a permissible act, but has turned into a recruiting tool.

Paul A Jargowsky - The Century Foundation

Decades of bad decisions and planning have exacerbated and hardened already divided racial lines in U.S. urban centers.