The Daily Beast's Best Longreads, August 2-August 9
From maple syrup cartels to the cop at the center of police-minority relations, the best in longform journalism.
Felix Gillette and Gerry Smith - Bloomberg
For too long, Conde Nast was happy to give Reddit free rein as its community grew exponentially. Now, it’s paying the price for its hands-off management.
Masha Gessen - Harper’s
To most tourists descending on Helsinki, Finland seems like any other well-run Northern European country. But with a long border shared by Russia, Finns feel very different.
Annie Hauser - The Weather Channel
“In the maple syrup industry, the only thing more powerful than the weather is Quebec’s completely legal syrup cartel.”
Jake Halpern - The New Yorker
Darren Wilson, the cop who shot and killed Michael Brown, talks about life after the controversy, his background, and race.