Editor’s Note: We'll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home. Enjoy! How strange is Fiona Apple? One magazine writer's quest to find out. NY Mag| 29 min (7,349 words) Sentenced to life in prison, Jon Yount became a gifted jailhouse lawyer and a crusader for prisoner rights.