The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Nov 3-9, 2014
A $9 billion whistle-blower. Exposing sex abuse among the Hasidim. And who runs Wikipedia? The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.
By Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone
Meet the woman JPMorgan Chase paid one of the largest fines in American history to keep from talking
By Rachel Aviv, New Yorker
After a Hasidic man exposed child abuse in his tight-knit Brooklyn community, he found himself the target of a criminal investigation.
By Stephen Lurie, Matter
What the weirdest, wildest, most successful participatory project in history tells us about working together.
By Susannah George, Foreign Policy
Meet Hadi al-Amiri, the unabashedly pro-Iranian leader of Iraq’s most powerful Shiite militia. His bloodthirsty fighters might be Baghdad's best hope of stopping the Islamic State.
By Shiraz Maher, New Statesman
What motivates the young men who leave Britain to join the murderous fanatics of Isis in the Middle East? Shiraz Maher spoke to dozens of them inside Syria to find out.
By Meaghan O’Connell, Longreads
Meaghan O’Connell had a perfect pregnancy and the perfect birth plan—and then she went into labor.
By Stephanie McCrummen, Washington Post
For Virginia’s Creigh Deeds, tragedy brings unending questions