The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, June 15-21
White terrorism, a mystery in Norway, and a most-wanted hacker. The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.
Many thanks to our friends at Longreads who inspire us every week.
White Terrorism Is as Old as AmericaBy Brit Bennett, New York Times MagazineMedia outlets have been reluctant to classify the Charleston shooting as terrorism, despite how eerily it echoes our country’s history of terrorism.
The WetsuitmanBy Anders Fjellberg, DagbladetLast winter two bodies were found in Norway and the Netherlands. They were wearing identical wetsuits. The police in three countries were involved in the case, but never managed to identify them. This is the story of who they were.
The Death TreatmentBy Rachel Aviv, New YorkerWhen should people with a non-terminal illness be helped to die?
The Hunt for the Financial Industry’s Most-Wanted HackerBy Dune Lawrence, Bloomberg BusinessThe malware known as ZeuS and its rogue creator have been at the cutting edge of cyber-crime for nearly a decade.
The Mayor vs. the MogulBy Luke O’brien, PoliticoMichael Bloomberg’s $9 billion identity crisis.
The Lesbian Bride’s HandbookBy Ariel Levy, New York MagazineIs white appropriate? What’s the right term for a groom who’s a woman? And what to say to her mother?
How Apple’s Transcendent Chihuahua Killed the RevolutionBy Ian Bogost, Longreads.comFew are excited about the Apple Watch—its burdens are too easily imagined. And yet we treat it as an inevitability. How did this happen?