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Sitdown Sunday: How the mafia infiltrated Italy's asylum system

11 February 2018 09:00
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Sitdown Sunday: How the mafia infiltrated Italy's asylum system

Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

IT’S A DAY of rest, and you may be in the mood for a quiet corner and a comfy chair.

What’s it like being a touring musician and having a child, or children? Franz Nicolay interviews people like Mates of State and Amanda Palmer to find out how they do it.

In Italy, the mafia has gotten a hold in the asylum system there, with this article showing how it makes money off the people who’ve travelled to the country for a new life.

This longread in The Atlantic looks at the impact of Amazon moving into large cities in the USA – and whether its appearance is a good thing or not.

Nathan Carman and his mother went missing on their boat, the Chicken Pox, after heading out to go fishing. But when Nathan was found, his mother Linda was gone. What had happened?

As the Winter Olympics get underway, here’s a profile of skater Jason Brown.

There has been a LOT of talk about this Quincy Jones interview with GQ, and with good reason – it’s, well, a bit of a riot.

In 2005, Vanity Fair carried an interview with Mark Felt, the man who was Deep Throat. Yes, the guy who leaked information about Watergate to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.


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