Long Reads Of The Week - 23 March

5 great reads you missed from around the web

1 | Scarlett Johansson was the subject of two celebrity profiles this week. The first, a quite remarkable tribute from The New Yorker's Anthony Lane, led to some accusations that film critic heavyweight had let the actress's dazzling good looks go to his head. The second, by the Guardian's Carole Cadwalladr, is more straightforward but made more of an effort to focus on Johansson's work and recent controversies. It's up to you which you prefer.

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2 | Tired of online 'Grammar Nazi'? Or perhaps your a pedant yourself when it comes to not splitting infinitives? In either case, the Telegraph's interview with linguist Geoffrey Pullum, by Tom Chivers, argues you – and everything you learnt at school – is wrong.

3 | Earl “Madman” Muntz changed car culture forever. Here, writing for thetruthaboutcars.com, Ronnie Schreiber tells the story of the great American maverick who introduced the first car stereo and helped shaped how automobiles were made and sold to this day.

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4 | In era of hard won new rights for gay people in the West, bisexuality is still met with constant skepticism. Here, writing for The New York Times, Benoit Denizet Lewis meets the group on a scientific quest to prove bisexuality exists

5 | Frank Gossner is a German DJ who travels around Africa searching for old, unwanted and often mouldering LPs, gets them reissued and then plays them at his gigs around the world. In the process he has named the 'archaeologist of African vinyl'. Here, for BBC, Tanvi Misra tells his story.