The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, August 30-September 5
From the shady deals behind stadiums to the future of Atlantic City, The Daily Beast rounds up the best in longform journalism from the past week.
His TownRyan Grim & Akbar Shahid Ahmed—Huffington PostYousef Al Otaiba, the 40-year-old ambassador for the United Arab Emirates has made a big splash in the Washington, D.C. social scene, and as a result has increased his country’s sway.
The Impossible Fight Against America’s StadiumsChris Heller—Pacific StandardBillions and billions of dollars in public money has been spent on privately owned stadiums over the past decade and a half. How have wealthy sports owners continued to get away with it?
The Death and Life of Atlantic CityNick Paumgarten—New YorkerCan this down-on-its-luck iconic city every make it back?
Stephen Colbert, the Late Night Hopeby Dave Itzkoff, New York TimesCan one of television’s most popular, and talented, stars rescue the overcrowded and increasingly irrelevant broadcast late night slot?