Longreads

From the drought in California to the women of ENIAC, The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.

Len

From Syrian Kurds fleeing ISIS to Houthi rebels swimming in a seized pool in Yemen and Obama and Holder’s farewell hug, see the week’s most striking photos.

Letter Perfect

The esteemed graphic designer Louise Fili became infatuated with Italian street signs when she first visited Italy as a 16-year-old teenager, and the love affair has only intensified with many return visits.

A Love Letter

For eight years, Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado captured the natural beauty of the world and traditional ways of life in what he calls his “love letter to the planet.”

Sans Lingerie

Russell James has held an enviable job for 15 years: Victoria’s Secret photographer. In a new book, he showcases his shots of some of the most famous models in their birthday suits.

Longreads

From the exile of a former president in Williamsburg to the return of Wonder Woman, The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.

Longreads

From crowdsourcing war reporting to the death of the grown-up in pop culture, The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.

Lens

From memorials marking the 13th anniversary of 9/11 to the tenuous ceasefire in eastern Ukraine and Shia protesters in Yemen, the most striking photos of the week.