Long Reads Of The Week - 25 May

5 great reads you missed from around the web

1 | Jessi Smiles and Curtis Lepore were the first superstars of Vine, a couple who fell in love online and made a lot of money out of it. But when they met in the real world, things went horribly wrong. Rolling Stone's David Kushner has the story of this cautionary tale for the internet age.

2 | Europe's largest beast, the bison, is to roam the forests of Romania for the first time in 200 years. The Guardian's Adam Vaughan witnesses the buzz as a herd of 17 is released in the Carpathian mountains.

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3 | As traditional drugs lose their lure, people are turning to new ones in increasing numbers. The Economist has the full story.

4 | The family of Walt Disney are at war with each other over his $400 million fortune. For The Hollywood Reporter, Eriq Gardner has this strange, sad story, full of conspiracy, mental incompetence and insinuations of kidnapping and incest.

5 | Amy Nicholson, an LA Weekly journalist and author of a book on Tom Cruise, argues that the actor was our "last real movie star" and someone we "gave up for a giff" in the wake of his infamous sofa-bothering Oprah interview. Whether you agree with her apprasial of Cruise's talent or not, this is a compelling story about how YouTube, Perez Hilton and the internet in general reshaped how we think about celebrity.