The Week’s Best Reads

The Week’s Best Reads

Sexual Assault at God’s Harvard Kiera Feldman, The New Republic Patrick Henry College, a small evangelical school in northern Virginia, was supposed to be a safe place for its predominantly homeschooled students. For these young women, it wasn’t.

Scientology’s Vanished Queen Ned Zeman, Vanity Fair After the wife of Scientology leader David Miscavige disappeared from public view, in 2007, those who asked questions were stonewalled, or worse. Now interviews with former insiders provide a grim picture of Shelly Miscavige’s youth, marriage, and fall from grace.

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My 13-Year Effort to Save a Boy in Haiti Jonah Ogles, Outside As a teenager, I began sponsoring a poverty-stricken boy in the Caribbean. Twelve years and thousands of dollars later I flew down to meet him—and to learn if my efforts did any good at all.

One-Percent Jokes and Plutocrats in Drag Kevin Roose, New York What I saw when I crashed a Wall Street secret society.

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After the Defeat Mike Elk, In These Times After the United Auto Workers union’s historic loss at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, theories about about why it happened—and what comes next for labor in the South.

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