Long Reads Of The Week - 29 June

5 great reads you missed from around the web

1 | Writing for Rolling Stone, Thomas Rogers meets Germany's 'nipsters', a new breed of Neo-Nazis who dress like hipsters to try and put an acceptable face on hate.

2 | David Sedaris was on fine form for the New Yorker this week, turning his attention to 'Fitbit', a fitness band that turns him into a walking addict around his home in Sussex. 

3 | Ostensibly a piece about the censored paintings of the Great War, Allan Little's thoughtful, beautifully written BBC article is really about the attraction war has for young men – be they soildiers or reporters – and the lasting impact the experience can have.

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4 | Josh Marks was the 7 foot tall gentle giant America fell in love with when he starred on Gordan Ramsay's MasterChef. But his life ended in tragedy when he commited suicide on a Chicago street. Here for Chicago Magazine, Bryan Smith has the story of a young man with the world at his feet, whose battle with mental illness is shared by thousands of young men and yet remains largely misunderstood.

5 | It's not from this week, but it couldn't be more relevant: Wright Thompsons's portrait of Luis Suarez for ESPN takes him on a journey to Uruguay to try and track down the referee the striker supposedly headbutted as a youth player. It's a fantastic piece of sports journalism, and an insight into what made the man who has just been thrown out of the World Cup for biting an opponent.