Long Reads Of The Week - 2 November

1 | Writing for The New York Times, Rukmini Callimachi has written a meticulously researched account of the treatment endured by James Foley, Alan Henning and the other prisoners at the hands of ISIS, 'The Horror before the Beheadings'.

2 |  Colorado inmate Douglas Alward has escaped from prison seven times. But will he try it again? 5280's Bryan Schatz has the story, called 'Anywhere But Here'.

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3 | Writing for the LA Times, Amanda Covarrubias explores the culture of homeless youths going under the banner of “travellers” as they roam America’s beach cities disrupting the tourist industry, "The classic old broken-down homeless guy isn't intimidating, but the young urban traveller, the free-range citizen, they're physical, and they can intimidate people."

4 | In this month's American Esquire, Tom Junod investigates what – if anything – can be done to put a stop to America's mass shootings.

5 | One for the strong of stomach, The Guardian’s Emily Anthes explores how eating insects might just be the solution to feeding the world’s expanding population.