Long Reads Of The Week – 4 May

5 great reads you missed from around the web

1 | Over on American Esquire, Tom Junod meets Tom Hardy, the English star of The Dark Knight (he's the one with the funny voice. No, not that one) and Locke. It's one of the most remarkable celebrity portraits we've read for a long time.

2 | Writing for Quietus, Jeremy Allen explores what their newly-awarded national minority status means to the Cornish. Quite a lot, as it turns out.

3 | Everyone knows Audrey Hepburn as a style icon, and one of history's most beautiful women. Here, writing for The Week, Monika Bartyzel argues that she deserved to remembered as a icon of feminism, too.

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4 | Abraham Riesman interviews Brian Michael Bendis, the comic book writer who killed off Peter Parker and introduced America to his half-African-American, half-Latino teenager replacement Miles Morales. For Vulture they talk sexism and race in America's great cultural obsession.

5 | Nick Baumann and Mother Jones had the remarkable story of the American who refused to become an FBI informant – and watched the govermenr make his family's life a living hell as a result.