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

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


1 | Sure, Wimbledon may be over for another year – but this kind of astonishing: the man who keeps track of all 54,000 balls at the All England Club.

2 | Across an excellent longread, Buzzfeed unpack how Glen Greenwald became Glen Greenwald. 

3 | In typically thorough fashion, Grantland have put forward their best albums of 2013 so far. A proper cultural hike, this one.

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4 | Jason Everman was kicked out of Nirvana and Soundgarden. So he went to fight the Taliban. Another vivid profile from The New York Times Magazine.

5 | "How would you tell Eli that he's fatally ill?" asked Esquire boss Alex Bilmes in a moving, lyrical piece for The Times, bringing to light the rare Duchenne muscular dystrophy disorder – for which there is no cure. (Sub required, but patently worthwhile.)