The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Mar 22-28
Prison menus, the war criminal next door and a college basketball player who drives for Uber—it’s all happening in The Daily Beast’s picks for the best journalism from around the web this week.
By Kevin Pang, Lucky Peach
Kevin Pang visits an Indiana prison for a look at the reality and morality of how we feed our inmate population in America.
By Lauren Smiley, Medium
Something to read this weekend between Amazon.com shopping and Seamless deliveries, this article describes the epicenter of click-and-get-it in San Francisco and the impact on the people who are making the orders and those who are fulfilling them.
By Michele McPhee, Boston Magazine
A federal agent tries to prove that a Rwandan immigrant is not the innocent survivor she claims she is but actually a diabolical war criminal. This one is chilling.
By Daniel Zalewski, The New Yorker
This is a fascinating look at Lonni Sue Johnson, an artist who once illustrated New Yorker covers and now has an extremely unusual form of amnesia due to hippocampal damage. The story tracks both her daily life and the way in which her injury is changing our understanding of how the brain stores memory.
By John Branch, The New York Times
Take a break from NCAA games to read about Matt Stainbrook, the college player who doubles as an Uber driver. Really. And he has great googles.