This Week's Most Popular Articles in the Longform App
A terrifying night with Afghanistan's only female warlord, the bungled theft of a $6 million violin and an explanation of Gamergate — the most read articles this week in the new Longform App, available free for iPhone and iPad.
1) Where the Tea Party Rules
A dispatch from Lima, Ohio.
2) My Terrifying Night With Afghanistan's Only Female Warlord
Inside the stronghold of Commander Pigeon, “collector of lost and exiled men.”
3) The Stradivarius Affair
The bungled theft of a $6 million violin.
4) The Spy Who Scammed Us?
Jamie Smith said he was a co-founder of Blackwater and a former CIA officer. He appeared on cable news as a counterterrorism expert and he received millions in goverment contracts to train personnel. The money was real. The resume wasn’t.
5) The Future of the Culture Wars Is Here, and It's Gamergate
How a small group of gamers has been able to “set the terms of debate in a $100 billion industry, even as they send women like Brianna Wu into hiding and show every sign that they intend to keep doing so until all their demands are met.”