Long Reads of the Week: 20 October 2013

From The New Yorker: revisiting the original 1978 Space Invaders. A postcard from the dawn of the gaming industry and why its legacy can still be seen today.

From The Atlantic: An Interview With Nazi Leader Hermann Goering's Great-Niece. Asking the question 'How do you cope with having genuinely evil ancestry?'

From The Guardian: Will Self interviews artist David Shrigley ahead of his new Turner exhibition: 'I gave my book out at the pub – that's how it all started'.

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From The New Yorker: behind-the scenes with Dr Luke - King of the Hitmakers. Lukasz Gottwald has co-written or co-produced more than thirty Top Ten singles since 2004. So what are his secrets? 

From The Telegraph: How a chance meeting became a big-budget film. Former BBC foreign correspondent Martin Sixsmith describes how he came to tell the story of new Steve Coogan film Philomena.