Long Reads Of The Week - 27 July

5 great reads you missed from around the web

1 | After the Twitter frenzy, comes the story told powerfully and properly. Marc Fisher and a team of reporters from the Washington Post reveal the human cost of flight MH17, focusing on the passengers, their families and the innocent people of Ukraine who were suddenly rained down upon by a terrible tragedy. This is news journalism at its finest.  

2 | In what ways might polyamorous relationships be more healthy than monogamous ones? Olga Khazan speaks with triads of committed lovers to find out for The Atlantic

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3 | Behind the regal facade of London's most famous hotel, Claridge's, a bitter ownership war is being fought. For Vanity Fair, Dana Vachon has the intriguing tale of money, power and a pair of billionaire twins living in a remote island castle.

4 | Is there a reason other than nostalgia to believe reading physical books is better for us than tablets or laptops? In her latest piece for the New Yorker, Maria Konnikova explores the differences between how we 'deeply' we read on different mediums.

5 | Finally, not a long read per se, but a video from Vice, who explore the rise of Private Military Companies and their growing influence around the world.