The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

Our favorite stories of the week.

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1. Insane. Invisible. In Danger.

Anthony Cormier, Michael Braga, and Leonora LaPeter Anton | Tampa Bay Times | Nov. 2, 2015 | 15 minutes (3,999 words)

How $100 million in cuts created chaos in Florida’s mental hospitals. A Tampa Bay Times and Sarasota Herald-Tribune investigation.

2. Get Freaking Huge

Kyle Swenson | New Times Broward | Nov. 3, 2015 | 20 minutes (5,218 words)

Inside the strange saga of Jason Genova, an amateur bodybuilder whose earnest YouTube workout videos have earned him an international cult following.

3. Adele: Inside Her Private Life and Triumphant Return

Brian Hiatt | Rolling Stone | Nov. 3, 2015 | 24 minutes (6,220 words)

A profile of the singer, who discusses the pressure following the success of her album 21, becoming a mother, and why she prefers to stay out of the spotlight.

4. Welles Lettres

A. S. Hamrah | Bookforum | Oct. 30, 2015 | 12 minutes (3,167 words)

The first and final chapters of Orson Welles’s complicated career.

5. Blood Ties

Nathan Heller | The New Yorker | Nov. 2, 2015 | 46 minutes (11,679 words)

Two college lovers, and a murder in 1985.