The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

Our favorite stories of the week.

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1. The Tragic Tale of Mt. Everest’s Most Famous Dead Body

Rachel Nuwer | BBC | Oct. 8, 2015 | 22 minutes (5,510 words)

The first installment in a two-part series about the bodies that remain on Mount Everest.

2. At a Success Academy Charter School, Singling Out Pupils Who Have ‘Got to Go’

Kate Taylor | The New York Times | Oct. 30, 2015 | 12 minutes (3,001 words)

At Success Academy Fort Greene, the same day that Ms. Ogundiran heard from the principal, her daughter’s name was one of 16 placed on a list drawn up at his direction and shared by school leaders.

The heading on the list was “Got to Go.”

3. American Horror Story: The Cecil Hotel

Josh Dean | Matter | Oct. 27, 2015 | 36 minutes (9,022 words)

The case of a missing woman goes viral after the Los Angeles Police Department releases a short video of the woman acting strangely in an elevator right before her disappearance.

4. Tomorrow’s Internet Turns 20

John Herrman | The Awl | Oct. 29, 2015 | 9 minutes (2,303 words)

Revisiting the predictions of an American Online exec in 1995.

5. The Outcast

Michael Hall | Texas Monthly | Oct. 23, 2015 | 31 minutes (7,917 words)

Greg Torti has lived the life of a convicted sex offender for nearly two decades: forced to live with his family on the outskirts of town and discriminated against while looking for jobs. Is it a life deserved? Not if you believe the real story behind Torti’s conviction.