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Het Nieuwsbriefje – How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions

Voor de feestdagen heb je eindelijk eens tijd om lekker te lezen. Om je een beetje op weg te helpen hier een selectie van de beste Long Reads van 2018.

De 8 beste long reads

How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions
WWW.THEDAILYBEAST.COM – Deel
Jerome Jacobson and his network of mobsters, psychics, strip-club owners, and drug traffickers won almost every prize for 12 years, until the FBI launched Operation ‘Final Answer.’

The truth about tech, from an insider who got out
TORONTOLIFE.COM – Deel
A cautionary tale about big money, long hours and a cultish devotion to tequila shots and team spirit

Will Stanich’s Ever Reopen? Why America’s Best Burger Spot Closed Down
WWW.THRILLIST.COM – Deel
Thrillist named Stanich’s the best burger in the country. Five months later they were closed.

What the Hell Happened to Darius Miles?
WWW.THEPLAYERSTRIBUNE.COM – Deel
Dudes like me ain’t supposed to talk about this type of stuff. I’m about to tell you some real shit. Things I haven’t told anybody.

48 Hours With the Cast of Vanderpump Rules
WWW.VOGUE.COM – Deel
Vanderpump Rules, a reality show about the staff of Lisa Vanderpump’s SUR restaurant, is growing up.

The Life of a Backpacker in Asia in the 1970s
WWW.PERCEPTIVETRAVEL.COM – Deel
Kevin Kelly, a writer and speaker best known as a futurist, goes back in time to talk about his early backpacking travel years in Asia.

Selling Airborne Opulence to the Upper Upper Upper Class
WWW.NYTIMES.COM – Deel
For a private-jet broker, success is all about knowing who’s who in the world’s 0.0001 percent.

In China, a Three-Digit Score Could Dictate Your Place in Society
WWW.WIRED.COM – Deel
China is taking the idea of a credit score to the extreme, using big data to track and rank what you do—your purchases, your pastimes, your mistakes.

PS: Hierbij mijn favorieten van het jaar die eerder aan bod kwamen. How Anna Delvey tricked New York,The Hunt for the Death Valley GermansRaising the Dead.