Long Reads Of The Week – 3 May

5 great reads you may have missed from around the web

1 | When will the last all-male clubs admit women? The Guardian's Amelia Gentleman investigates The Garrick Club in London, where a new vote on whether to admit women members is about to take place.

2 | Tony Wheat committed his savage crimes 50 years ago. Now, people are campaigning for his release. James Ross Gardner from Seattle Met asks whether it is time to forgive Washington's longest incarcerated inmate.

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3 | In 'By Reason of Insanity', Hazlitt's Mike Maraiani explores the controversial roots of mental illness defences in criminal trials and asks: how does the law define madness?

4 | Chances are, you've heard about an online drama called 'gamergate' but not known exactly what it is. Here for Boston Magazine, Zachary Jason has the story of the online stalker who found an army – and ruined several lives in the process.

5 | Finally, US Esquire have compiled many of their classic long reads on a beautiful new page that is very much worth exploring.