Long Reads Of The Week: 29 September 2013

The great stories you missed from around the web

1 | The publication of a unseen Ernest Hemingway short story will always be cause for interest, particularly one as strange as My Life in the Bull Ring with Donald Ogden Stewart, published this week on the Guardian. The loose account of a true story in a Spanish bull ring is full of surreal humour, showing a different side to 'Papa' – as this excellent accompanying article by Sandra Spanier explains.

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2 | "We thought there was a firefight between the good guys and the bad guys. But there were no sirens. No helicopters. And we realised there were no good guys. Just bad guys." Two survivors of the Nairobi Westgate mall terrorist attack share their incredible account with Aidan Hartley in the Spectator.

3 | On Esquire's weekly iPad edition, Gavin Willacy tells the remarkable story of how a team of American footballers took the game to Australia sixty years ago.

4 | "Almost everyone I know who loves video games – myself included – is broken in some fundamental way." Tom Bissell's muse on the Grand Theft Auto franchise also explores an ambivalence about playing video games as an adult.

5 | ...And for Esquire.co.uk, Giles Coren celebrates the TV boxset and how Friday Night Lights in particular helped sooth his marriage.

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