The Week’s Best Reads
The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week. By David Sessions.
Allie Conti, Miami New Times
At age 13, she began posting suggestive photos of herself on the internet, and her growing fanbase pushed her for more. By the time she was an adult, Loli-chan would be suspended from her Catholic high school, committed to a psych ward, and driven to real sex work.
Peter Baker, The New York Times Magazine
How Dick Cheney finally lost the president.
Mimi Swartz, Texas Monthly
Bev Kearney rose from nothing to become the decorated head coach for women’s track and field at the University of Texas, turning the school’s program into the standard for excellence. Then she was abruptly forced to resign because of an illicit affair—a case that has opened a window onto college sports that many would prefer remain closed.
Andy Kroll, The American Prospect
Jim Gilliam of NationBuilder says his software will "democratize democracy." So why do many of his progressive friends consider him a traitor?
Alex Morris, Rolling Stone
Private Christian schools are exploiting local laws to raise money while expelling kids for the crime of being not straight.
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