The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, July 12-19, 2015
From Confederate madness through the ages to monster earthquakes, The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.
As always, a special thank you to our friends at Longreads.com, who never fail to inspire us with the great journalism they find.
Confederate Madness Then and NowBy Christopher Dickey, The Daily BeastA British consul witnessed the cynical process that plunged the United States into civil war in the 1860s. His observations can teach us a lot today.
The Myth Of The Ethical ShopperBy Michael Hobbes, The Huffington PostWe’re still trying to eliminate sweatshops and child labor by buying right. But that’s not how the world works in 2015.
The Really Big OneBy Kathryn Schulz, New YorkerAn earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when.
The Doctors Whose Patients Are Already DeadBy Rachel Wilkinson, The Atlantic MonthlyInside the autopsy lab, pathologists talk about the emotional rewards of medicine’s most-maligned specialty—and what it’s like to work side-by-side with death.
Judd Apatow: The Rolling Stone InterviewBy Jonah Weiner, Rolling StoneThe King of Comedy on his childhood, conquering Hollywood and why he still feels like an outsider
The Pink Ghetto of Social MediaBy Alana Hope Levinson, Medium’s MatterIn news organizations, female leaders outnumber men in only one division. What does that mean for the future of women in the newsroom?