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

Your essential reads of the moment, curated by Esquire's editorial team.


1 | The story behind the cover that caused furore all week: Rolling Stone’s profile of the alleged Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar “Jahar” Tsarnev. Janet Reitman – who also wrote the magazine’s infamous investigation into the Church of Scientology – delves meticulously into Tsarnev’s path from affable stoner to radical Islamist.

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2 | In turn, the New Yorker asked why the “glamorised” image of Tsarnev on the cover Rolling Stone bothered us so much. A well-considered musing on culture, context, and the bounds of journalistic duty.

3 | American soul legend Bobby Womack opened-up in The Telegraph, talking about penning the Rolling Stones’ first hit, losing two children, and the epiphanies his declining health has brought.

4 | A serene, masterful read over at ESPN praising the virtues…of fly-fishing. Seems bizarre to say, but this is definitively a must read.

5 | In a Buzzfeed longread (!) the couple behind buzzy hip-hop collective Odd Future – Christian and Kelly Clancy – were profiled, exploring their subversive take on music industry management.