The Week's Best Longreads
From a ghostwriter’s wild effort to finish Julian Assange’s autobiography to the return of extinct animals, The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.
GhostingAndrew O’Hagan, The London Review of Books An epic account of a writer’s disastrous attempt to ghostwrite the autobiography of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.How Much My Novel Cost MeEmily Gould, MediumWriting her first book got her into debt. To finish the next one, she had to become solvent.The Mammoth ComethNathaniel Rich, The New York Times MagazineBringing extinct animals back to life is really happening — and it’s going to be very, very cool. Unless it ends up being very, very bad.Deal Me OutAlex Pareene, The BafflerThe New York Times’ Andrew Ross Sorkin doesn’t explain Wall Street to his readers—he justifies it.A Star in a BottleRaffi Khatchadourian, The New YorkerAn audacious plan to create a new energy source could save the planet from catastrophe. But time is running out.
Michael Daly, The Daily Beast
In the wake of his arrest, El Chapo leaves behind a wife that now joins a long list of Mexican beauty queens whose fairytales were cut short by their law-breaking lovers.
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