Below, our favorite stories of the week.
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Jeanne Marie Laskas | GQ | Aug. 30, 2016 | 27 minutes (6,922 words)
A sobering behind-the-scenes look at the antiquated system for tracing gun ownership in America.
Christopher Goffard | Los Angeles Times | Sept. 2, 2016 | 51 minutes (12,956 words)
A six-part series unraveling the story of a suburban PTA mom who was framed for drugs.
Irina Aleksander | New York Times | August 30, 2016 | 32 minutes (8,018 words)
A behind-the-scenes look at how Oliver Stone’s “Snowden” got made.
Jeff Sharlet | Esquire | August 30, 2016 | 21 minutes (5,286 words)
Celebrities, skinny jeans, reality TV ─ Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. has it all, including DJs working the baptism. This is the new breed of Capitalist America’s pastors.
Hannah Nordhaus | Wired | August 26, 2016 | 17 minutes (4,539 words)
In their struggle for survival against killer mites, bees get an unlikely ally: Monsanto.
from Longreads Blog https://blog.longreads.com/2016/09/02/the-top-5-longreads-of-the-week-134/