Long Reads Of The Week - 8 June

5 great reads you missed from around the web

1 | Does America have a new JD Salinger? The New Yorker's Margaret Talbot explores how John Green, the author of The Fault in Our Stars, build an army of young fans.

2 | The search for 'Little Albert' – the baby used in a famous psychological study undertaken by John B. Watson in 920 – was decades old mystery supposedly solved in 2009. Writing for The Chronicle Of Higher Education, Tom Bartlett questions whether the case is really closed. 

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3 | Teaching English in Beijing in 1989, Kate Philips witness the massacre at Tiananmen Square. Here on the 25th anniversary of the protests, she recalls her story for The Atlantic.

4 | This month, an amateur poet won more than $1m on a TV talent show in the United Arab Emirates. The BBC's William Kremer poses the unusual question of whether money is bad for the artform, and whether Robert Graves was right when he said: "There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either."

5 | What is like coming out as gay in a countrty where you can be killed for it? The Stranger has the remarkable story of Farhad Dolatizadeh, whose homosexuality forced him to flee his native Iran.