Below, our favorite stories of the week. Kindle users, you can also get them as a Readlist.
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Jia Tolentino | Jezebel | June 15, 2016 | 32 minutes (8,159 words)
When an expectant mom learned, at 31 weeks, that her fetus was “incompatible with life,” she flew to Colorado to get a shot that would start the process of a third-trimester abortion, then returned to New York to finish the delivery.
Jennifer Gonnerman | The New Yorker | June 13, 2016 | 30 minutes (7,588 words)
How a New York State prisoner became a jailhouse lawyer, and changed the system.
Ariel Sabar | The Atlantic | June 16, 2016 | 44 minutes (11,229 words)
A supposedly ancient scrap of papyrus, which suggests that Jesus was married, has shaken the world of biblical scholarship.
Josh Harkinson | Mother Jones | June 15, 2016 | 19 minutes (4,989 words)
Who built, and who still funds, the biggest gunmakers in America.
Caity Weaver | GQ | June 16, 2016 | 20 minutes (5,035 words)
Celebrity interviews are often riddled with softball questions and tightly controlled by publicists. Kim Kardashian West’s full-time job is getting the public interested in her personal life, which means she doesn’t hold back in this interview with GQ.
from Longreads Blog https://blog.longreads.com/2016/06/17/the-top-5-longreads-of-the-week-122/