Long Reads Of The Week - 21 December

5 great reads you may have missed from around the web

1 | In 'The Troll Hunters', Technology Review's Adrian Chen meets a group of Swedish journalists and researchers who wade into ugly corners of the Internet to expose racists, creeps, and hypocrites, and asks, have they gone too far?

2 | Cheryl Strayed's memoir was the basis of Reese Witherspoon's much-hyped new film Wild. Here, for Vulture, Kathryn Schulz speaks to her about the truth behind the fiction.

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3 | Boris Munoz, writing for Vocativ, takes a look at the future of Venezuela through its most infamous skyscraper and the world's tallest ghetto, the Tower of David.

4 | Ahead of the release of Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory Of EverythingWired look at the amazing techonology that enables the scientist to speak

5 | Finally, Medium's Taffy Brodesser-Akner spends a season with the "ass-kicking, armbarring, weight-making, hydrating, rehydrating, grappling, gaslighting, stunning female fighters of the UFC" in 'Girls Fight Out'.