The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

Our top stories of the week, as chosen by the editorial team at Longreads.

Below, our favorite stories of the week.

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1. 'How's Amanda?'

Eli Saslow | The Washington Post | July 23, 2016 | 23 minutes (5,892 words)

A story of a mother and daughter facing heroin addiction.

2. We Are All Witnesses

Jordan Ritter Conn | The Ringer | July 21, 2016 |15 minutes (3,833 words)

Twenty months after Tamir Rice was killed in Cleveland, his mother is still grappling with how to grieve in private following her son’s public death.

3. The Story of The Equals, Britain's First Interracial Rock Band

Jason Heller | Pitchfork | July 18, 2016 | 12 minutes (3,220 words)

In the swinging '60s, Caribbean immigrants and born-and-bred Londoners came together to create a new pop-rock sound.

4. After the Fall

T.J. Quinn and Simon Baumgart | ESPN | July 21, 2016 | 25 minutes (6,300 words)

High school basketball star Johnathan Turner punched his friend, Troy Causey, leading to his death. What happened that night?

5. How One Colorado Man Disappeared While Hunting For Hidden Treasure

Robert Sanchez | 5280 | July 26, 2016 | 30 minutes (7,525 words)

A man goes missing near Santa Fe, New Mexico after searching for an eccentric arts and antiquities collector's buried treasure.