Long Reads Of The Week – 19 April

5 great reads you may have missed from around the web

1 | Ahead of next month's general election, the Guardian's Rafael Behr kicks off a series of long reads looking at the paty leaders with 'The Making of Ed Miliband'.

2 | What's it like being Ringo Starr? Stephen Rodrick from Rolling Stone finds out in this profile of the last Beatle to get recognition for his solo work.

3 | It's the most popular song in the world, but who owns the copyright to 'Happy Birthday'? Zachary Crockett, from Priceonomics investigates.

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4 | While capital punishment has contributed negligible benefits to American criminal justice, it has imposed enormous and terrible costs, says The New Yorker's Lincoln Caplan in 'Death to the Death Penalty'.

5 | Finally, fans of The Sopranos won't want to miss David Chase explaining, shot-by-shot, the show's famous final scene, for the Directors Guild of America.