The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Nov 10-16, 2014
The return of Stephen Glass, the truth about Anonymous and escaping Jonestown. The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.
By Hanna Rosin, The New Republic
He nearly destroyed this magazine. Sixteen years later, his former best friend finally confronts him.
By Rachel Sturtz, Outside
There’s a horror in the shadows of American competitive swimming: a continuing legacy of sexual abuse, usually involving male coaches who prey on young women—and a governing body that looks the other way.
By Adrian Chen, The Nation
A look behind the mask reveals a naïve techno-utopianism.
By Elmo Keep, Matter
200,000 brave and/or insane people have supposedly signed up for a one-way mission to Mars. But the truth about Mars One, the company behind the effort, is much weirder (and far more worrying) than anyone has previously reported.
By Amy Nicholson, LA Weekly
After 33 Years and an airplane explosion, their "Raiders of the Lost Ark" remake is almost complete. Are they?
By Julia Scheeres, Longreads.com
15-year-old Tommy Bogue was sent to a promising new church settlement in Guyana—run by a charismatic leader named Jim Jones.
By Jacqui Shine, The Awl
So gay! So girly! The history of the Styles section of the New York ‘Times’—and the real New Journalism.
By Allen Kurzweil, The New Yorker
A writer spends forty years looking for his bully. Why?
By Harold Evans, The Guardian
Newly exposed files show how victims were betrayed by political interference in trial – and how the pill has remained on sale