Must-reads of the week

David Petraeus, Mormon reporters, Guy Fieri, stray penises

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and other miscellany) on the Internet, here are your can’t-miss must-reads of the past week:

How I was drawn into the cult of David Petraeus — One journalist on the role he played in the mythmaking surrounding Petraeus

After Sandy — “The narrative taking shape in the rest of the city, of a gradual return to normalcy, is not universal. For many neighborhoods Sandy’s effects are like outward rippling waves of despair”

Light entertainment — Child abuse and the British public

Stray penises and politicos — David Simon has had enough of Petraeus coverage and the media’s fixation on the sex lives of public figures

A Mormon reporter on the Romney bus — McKay Coppins’s coda to the 2012 campaign, during which Mitt Romney succeeded in mainstreaming the Church of Latter-day Saints

Questions for Guy Fieri — Deliciously searing review of a Times Square restaurant

Being a content creator is a wonderful job — Thoughts and musings on making things for the Web

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