Long Reads Of The Week – 15 March

5 great reads you may have missed from around the web

1 | It was Reddit – the self-anointed 'front page of the internet' which supplies mainstream media with most of its jokes and memes – that helped spread hacked nudes of Jennifer Lawrence and others. Can the site's new CEO change the site's murky underbelly? Alex Hern and Helena Bengtsson investigate, for the Guardian.

2 | This week's ideological spat over the future of the internet and the nature of online debate came courtesy of the Guardian's Tim Lott, who feels too many of his own tribe of lefties are drowning him out and Ally Fogg, who blogged in response about the 'myth of the poor, silence literati'.

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3 | Ahead of the show's final season, The Hollywood Reporter has the 'uncensored, epic, never-told story behind Mad Men', featuring interviews with creator Matthew Weiner, Jon Hamm, John Slattery and more. By Lacey Rose and Michael O'Connell.

4 | Writing for Down East magazine, Brian Kevin charts the surprising history of cocaine trafficking in the New England state of Maine in the 1980s and the elaborate undercover operations required to eventually bring it to an end.

5 | 'Journalist goes to a porn convention' has long been something of a cliche in magazines. But this feature, from Grantland's Molly Lambert, is an even-handed and thoughtful look at the industry and its rising female stars that is worth reading, whatever your views on the topic.