1 | As Ireland goes to the ballot box to vote in the gay marriage referendum, author Colm Toibin reviews historic attitudes to gay culture in his native country, for the Independent.
2 | Kevin Richardson is famous for getting dangerously close with wild cats, but what makes 'the Lion Whisperer' tick? The Smithsonian's Susan Orlean spends time with him on the range.
3 | As the most comprehensive book yet written on the Utøya massacre is published, Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard goes inside the mind of serial killer Anders Breivik, for the New Yorker.
4 | In 'The Mystery of the Masons', Slate's Andrew Burt revisits the 1826 kidnapping that gave America its obsession with the secretive brotherhood.
5 | Finally, Esquire US's Matt Patches has the story of Walt Disney's ambitious but doomed plan to buld the city of tomorrow.