This Week's Most Popular Articles in the Longform App
A teenager murdered by her best friends, a notorious cold case suddenly heats up and Diana Athill, 96, faces the end — the most-read articles this week in the new Longform App, available free for iPhone and iPad.
1) Trial by Twitter
The murder of a West Virginia teenager by her two best friends.
2) The Man Who Fought the Synanon Cult and Won
Under the cover of curing addicts, they beat and brainwashed their charges in basements across California. When a cult deprogrammer crossed them, he found a rattlesnake in his mailbox.
3) A Mobster, a Murder, and a Moll with a Secret
Nearly 70 years after Bugsy Siegel’s unsolved murder in Beverly Hills, a family finally comes forward: they know who did it.
4) It’s Silly to Be Frightened of Being Dead
The author, age 96, on the end.
5) Before the Law
Sixteen-year-old Kalief Browder was accused of taking a backpack. He spent the next three years on Rikers Island, without trial.