The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

Below, our favorite stories of the week. Kindle users, you can also get them as a Readlist.

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1. Citizen Khan

Kathryn Schulz | The New Yorker | May 30, 2016 | 30 minutes (7,610 words)

The origins of a Muslim community in northern Wyoming is a quintessential American story. It starts more than 100 years ago with a man named Zarif Khan selling tamales in the American frontier.

2. Twitter Is Betting Everything on Jack Dorsey. Will It Work?

Nick Bilton | Vanity Fair | June 1, 2016 | 20 minutes (5,007 words)

Nick Bilton, author of Hatching Twitter, returns with a sequel.

3. The Man in the Woods

Ashley Powers | California Sunday | June 2, 2016 | 24 minutes (6,022 words)

The hunt for a mentally ill man hiding in California’s redwoods leaves his family wondering if there were any way he could have been helped earlier.

4. My Life As a ‘Sex Object’

Jessica Valenti | The Guardian | May 31, 2016 | 14 minutes (3,621 words)

“Just keep pointing and laughing, rolling your eyes in the hope that someone will finally notice that this is not very funny.” An excerpt from Jessica Valenti’s new memoir.

5. A New Origin Story for Dogs

Ed Yong | The Atlantic | June 2, 2016 | 11 minutes (2,908 words)

On the messy process that turned wolves into our domesticated companions—and why it is so hard to reconstruct it.


from Longreads Blog https://blog.longreads.com/2016/06/03/the-top-5-longreads-of-the-week-120/

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