The Best Things You (Probably) Didn't Read Last Weekend

Your essential reads from the weekend, curated by the Esquire team.

1 | In a Guardian column, Esquire cover man Russell Brand reflects on his bizarre interview with MSNBC, going viral, and the “Lynchian subjugation of our humanity”

2 | Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is not an internet billionaire. And it hardly seems fair, reports the New York Times Magazine in an all-encompassing profile

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3 | Our colleagues across the pond seem to have unearthed Instagram's sexiest woman. You’re welcome.

4 | The man behind the incredible visuals of the latest Gatsby – VFX supervisor Chris Godfrey – posted this epic before and after video

5 | And a brilliant, moving longread from Giles Coren, free to read from our July issue.