Long Reads Of The Week – 21 June

5 great reads you may have missed from around the web

1 | How do you balance being an evangelist with being 11 years old? Samantha M. Shapiro finds out as she visits 'The Child Preachers of Brazil' in this piece for the New York Times.

2 | In 'Everyone has blackout, don't they?', Sarah Hepola writes for the Guardian about spending her 20s and 30s drinking heavily and waking up in strangers' beds, exploring the lies many of us tell ourselves about alcohol and having a good time.

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3 | Last winter two bodies wearing identical wetsuits were found in Norway and the Netherlands. Despite the efforts of police from three countries, they were never identified. Writing for Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet, Anders Fjellberg sets out to discover who they were.

4 | 'Preying on Prisoners' is an investigation into the Texas jail system – the “prison rape capital of the U.S.” – where staffers who sexually abuse prisoners rarely go to jail, by Alysia Santo for The Marshall Project. 

5 | Forget Burroughs and Ginsberg, says Seymour Kim as he reevaluates the legacy of Jack Kerouac for The Daily Beast. The poet was the 'the Winston Churchill of the Beats'.

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