The Week’s Best Longreads for June 7, 2013
The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the Web this week.
“Dear Leader Dreams of Sushi” Adam Johnson, GQA Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist profiles the sushi chef who served the late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il for 11 years.
“A Syrian Refugee Wedding” Lauren Wolfe, The NationEarly marriage and domestic violence in the camps are a fact of life for girls fleeing the civil war.
“Looking It in the Face” Charles Simic, The New York Review of BooksSome thoughts on growing old from a poet whose new book of poems is much too preoccupied with death.
“The Guilty Man”Pamela Colloff, Texas MonthlyMichael Morton spent almost 25 years wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of his wife, and he finally takes the stand against the real killer.
“Welcome to Mogadishu” Katrina Manson, FT MagazineDespite the threats from Islamist militants, the Somali capital is bursting back to life.
“Kill Zone” Christopher Dickey, NewsweekIn America’s cities, gun control isn’t about rights. It’s about survival.
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