1. Bringing Down America's Happiest Christian Cult — BuzzFeed News
2. The Troubled Resurrection of Black America's Historic Beach Haven — BuzzFeed News
3. Larry King Is Preparing for the Final Cancellation —The New York Times Magazine
4. Slender Man Is Watching — New York
After meticulously combing through court records, Lisa Miller recounts the events surrounding the chilling "Slender Man Stabbing," in which two girls attacked their friend as a tribute to an online character. "The problem wasn’t that Morgan and Anissa didn’t know they were living in a fantasy world...The problem was that they couldn’t — or didn’t — extricate themselves from the fantasy." Read it at New York.