Long Reads Of The Week – 5 April

5 great reads you may have missed from around the web

1 | In 'The Nerd Hunter', the New Yorker's Stephen Rodrick meets Alison Jones, the casting director who finds the misfits who are reshaping American comedy.

2 | When does a body become public property? For The Public Domain Review, Bess Lovejoy has the story of Julia Pastrana, the Mexican 'Bearded Lady' who was only recently laid to rest 153 year after her death.

3 | How is the man who had to fill Steve Jobs' shoes fairing? This profile of Apple's Tim Cook, by Fortune's Adam Lashinsky, reveals a man with a different – but possibly equally effective – style of leadership.

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4 | Writing for Medium, Lauren Smiley looks at 'the shut-in economy' that delivers everythin we need to our door, and argues it's turning us into etheir 'pampered, isolated royalty' ' or a 21st century servant'.

5 | What is like spending 24 hours in a fuel tank? the BBC's Daniel Silas Adamson and Mamdouh Akbiek speak with three refugees from the war in Syria met in Turkey and crossed into Greece