The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Nov 17-23, 2014
UVA’s Rape Culture, murdered DEA agents and the Where’s Waldo Bandit. The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.
A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVABy Sabrina Rubin Erdely, Rolling StoneJackie was just starting her freshman year at the University of Virginia when she was brutally assaulted by seven men at a frat party. When she tried to hold them accountable, a whole new kind of abuse began.
Blood on the CornBy Charles Bowden and Molly Molloy, Medium’s MatterIn 1985, a murky alliance of drug lords and government officials tortured and killed a DEA agent named Enrique Camarena. In a three-part series, legendary journalist Charles Bowden finally digs into the terrible mystery behind a hero’s murder.
Where’s Waldo Bandit: Ryan Homsley talks about his transformation to a bank robberBy Winston Ross, The OregonianThe Federal Bureau of Investigation called him the “Where’s Waldo Bandit” because Ryan Michael Homsley was a Waldo doppelgänger, right down to the striped sweater and thick-rimmed black glasses Key Bank surveillance video showed him wearing.
Stop Trying to Save the WorldBy Michael Hobbes, The New RepublicBig ideas are destroying international development.
For the Public Good: The Shocking History of Forced Sterilization in the U.S.By Belle Boggs, The New New SouthThe shocking history of forced sterilizations that occurred in the United States, and the story of victims in North Carolina.
Forty Years Young: Hello Kitty and the Power of CuteBy Julia Rubin, RackedHello Kitty is everywhere. With more than $8 billion dollars in global annual sales, she’s the not-quite-cat who has taken over the world, proving that cuteness can conquer all.
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