Long Reads Of The Week: 18 May 2014

5 great reads you may have missed from around the web

1 | More than two decades after they last met in the ring, Joe Frazier is still taking shots at Muhammad Ali, but this time it's a war of words. Writing for Sports Illustrated, William Nack has the story of the fued that refuses to die.

2 | Thousands of women are being “Internet Girlfriends” for money. What does the success of MyGirlFund tell us about our relationship with technology and how we interact with the opposite sex in the digital age? BuzzFeed's Alan White investigates.

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3 | For Grantland, Blake J. Harris tells the story of how Nintendo, a Japanese company that started life as a small playing cards shop in 1889 Kyoto, came to take over the American living room.

4 | Ten years ago, Britney Spears said she was working on an album called Original Doll, but her label denied its existence. Writing for BuzzFeed, Hunter Schwarz follows the search for Britney’s “lost album,” and the freedom that still eludes her.

5 | Lacey Rose, Michael O'Connell, Marc Bernardin talk to Aaron Sorkin and Rob Lowe for The Hollywood Reporter about the fears, long hours and contract battles that took place during the early years of their hit show The West Wing. It also reveals the real reason why the cast members left when they did.