The Week’s Best Reads

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The Week’s Best Reads

This is Danny Pearl’s Final Story Asra Q. Nomani, Washingtonian Asra Nomani spent a decade chasing her friend’s killer, Khalid Sheik Mohammed. Then she went to Guantanamo Bay to see him.

Love and Death in the House of Prayer Jeff Tietz, Rolling Stone Tyler Deaton, a self-appointed apostle in one of the fastest-growing evangelical movements, loved Jesus, Harry Potter and, much to his dismay, other men. When his wife turned up dead, the secrets began to spill out.

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Planet Hillary Amy Chozick, The New York Times Magazine The gravitational pull of a possible 2016 campaign is bringing all the old Clinton characters into her orbit. Can she make the stars align, or will chaos prevail?

Recipe for Scandal Kevin Goldman, Vanity Fair The inside story of how one of London’s most glittering marriages—that of foodie goddess Nigella Lawson to advertising mogul Charles Saatchi—combusted after a paparazzo snapped Saatchi apparently throttling his wife over lunch.

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Not Here to Make Friends Katie J.M. Baker, The New Inquiry Kids are ideal contestants, making little league reality shows better than the adult versions. But what if they don’t want to play by the rules?

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