1 | In the latest of the Guardian's stunning World Cup moments series, Rob Smyth remembers the moment when football's great perfectionist achieved perfection: Dennis Bergkamp's three touch wonder goal in 1998 that sent Holland into the semi-finals.
2 | John Jeremiah Sullivan's extraordinary cover story for the New York Times Magazine this week traced his search for two women, Geeshie and Elvie, who released a legendary 1930s blues record then vanished without a trace.
3 | Esquire's own AA Gill pondered the 'perfection anxiety' afflicting the super rich in a characteristically amusing piece for Vanity Fair, that profiles James Stunt and Petra Ecclestone – the couple who have just purchased one of Britain’s great cultural treasures, a 17th-century, $20 million Van Dyck.
4 | The reliably fascinating Maria Konnikova turned her attention to yawning this week, amassing a range of surprising scientific discoveries about what one scientist quoted in the article describes as "the least understood, common human behaviour".
5 | Finally, the Pulitzer Prize for non-ficition was awarded this week to Dan Fagin's Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation, an account of the industrial destruction of a small New Jersey community. LongReads have published an extract from it.