Long Reads Of The Week - 23 November

5 great reads you may have missed from around the web

1 | "We despise them – yet we imbue them with our hopes and dreams, our dearest memories and our deepest meanings." The New York Times Magazine's Ian Urbina looks at the secret life of passwords and what our choice in them say about us.

2 | For LA Weekly, Ani Ucar goes inside the gay wing of L.A. Men's Central Jail, where it's "not shanks and muggings but hand-sewn gowns and tears".

3 | Chances are, you've never heard of Adrian Doherty, the lost star of Manchester United's class of '92. But the story of his extraordinary talent is worth remembering in this piece by Daniel Taylor in the Guardian.

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4 | When Prince Charles finally becomes king, what sort of monarch will he make? And will he be good for the United Kingdom? Robert Booth, also in the Guardian, looks at one of our most divisive public figures.

5 | Nations, according to the BBC's Adam Gopnik, are obsessed with the things they're worst at. A case in point, as much as it may hurt us to admit it, may be England and football.