Long Reads Of The Week - 6 April

5 great reads you missed from around the web

1 | Last year, an aspiring journalist called Lee Halpin set out to highlight homelessness by spending a week living on the streets in Newcastle. Through a tragic turn of events he died, making national news. Here, to help launch Northern Correspondent, a new long form project in the North East, Chris Stokel-Walker traces Halpin's last steps and paints a poignant picture of young man with the world at his feet whose sad death shocked the region.

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2 | Most actors, when being interviewed, are smart enough to credit their fame and fortune at least partly to luck. But in the case of Noah star Ray Winstone, interviewed here for Mr. Porter, his career really did turn on a single moment. Here, Esquire editor Alex Bilmes gets the full story from the legendary British performer.

3 | Henry Marsh is one of the country's top neurosurgeons and a pioneer of neurosurgical advances in Ukraine. In a fascinating piece for New Statesman, Erica Wagner meets him to discover what it is like working with life and death poised at your fingertips.

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4 | A harrowing but important look at slavery and human sex trafficking appeared on 5280.com this week – not in a far off developing corner of the world, but in Denver, United States, and not involving immigrants but young girls born in America. Daliah Singer has the story.

5 | Finally, for Rolling Stone, Alex Morris looks at the sex lives of the Millennials, a generation who are rejecting the conventions of monogamy more than any before it. Enlightened, or on a dangerous path? Part one of this investigation is an attempt to find out.