Long Reads Of The Week – 13 April

5 great reads you missed from around the web

1 | Zadie Smith's dissection of the global warming debate, for The New York Review Of Books, is as wise, funny and moving as you'd expect from one of Britain's greatest living authors. It's also a call-to-arms worth heeding, whereever you stand on the issue.

2 | "Hey, listen. Poetry. You are always going to get a few chicks in the audience for that, my friend." Punk poet John Cooper Clarke is caught on fine form by the Guardian's Tim Adams, in our favourite interview of the week.

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3 | The 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide generated comment from all corners. More essential than most was Aidan Hartley's harrowing first-person account of the tragedy, published in the Spectator.

4 | After years of bitter rivalry, Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher are now on the same team. The Telegraph's Jeremy Wilson went behind-the-scenes at Sky Sports' Monday Night Football to discover two men still very much driven to succeed.

5 | Mark Jacobson, now 65, is learning to love middle age. Writing for New York Magazine, his reflection on aging is one of the best things you'll read on the subject, no matter how old you are.