Long Reads Of The Week - 12 October

5 great reads you may have missed from around the web

1 | As guest editor of Newstatesmen, the artist Grayson Perry considers what he calls the 'Default Male' – the white, middle class, heterosexual man who, despite being making up only 10% of the population, has come to run Britain. Are you convinced his revolution is coming?

2 | The always-fascinating Maria Konnikova uses her New Yorker column this week to consider anthropologist Robin Dunbar, his theory that human beings naturally have a circle of approximately 150 friends and how, if it all, that is changing in the social media age.

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3 | The Guardian's Donald McRae had the sports interview of the week, talking to Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the striker became Sweden's highest ever goalscorer. "Everybody was trash-talking me. Now they’re eating their words. That is my trophy," he says, not unreasonably.

4 | Every man loves the idea of a trench coat. But have we forgotten the garment's WWI roots? Simon Armstrong thinks so, and reminds us of them in this interesting piece for the BBC.

5 | Also on the BBC, writer and broadcaster Michael Goldfarb recalls driving a New York cab in the 1970s, when he lived in the same neighbourhood as the low-life characters represented in Martin Scorsese's classic Taxi Driver – except his customers included some of the city's top writers and artists.