The Week’s Best Longreads for February 22, 2013

The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week. By David Sessions.

The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk FoodMichael Moss, The New York Times Magazine

Inside the hyperengineered, savagely marketed, addiction-creating battle for American “stomach share.”

L’ÉtrangerLauren Collins, The New Yorker

Gérard Depardieu and France part ways.

Bitter PillSteven Brill, Time

Why medical bills are killing us.

The Evolution of Irregular WarMax Boot, Foreign Affairs

Pundits tend to treat terrorism and guerrilla tactics as something new, but nothing could be further from the truth.

The Man Who Fell to EarthMichael Hall, Texas Monthly

Once a beloved world champion, Lance Armstrong is now a pariah in his hometown. Will he ever be a hero again? Was he one to begin with?

Asteroid ApocalypseMichio Kaku, Newsweek

The recent crash-down in Russia was a flea bite. The one in 2036 could destroy entire nations...

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