Long Reads Of The Week – 14 June

Five great reads you may have missed from around the web

1 | Foster Huntington left behind a burgeoning career in the fashion industry to build his own personal treehouse paradise in the sky. 'Escape to Bro-topia', by the New York Times' Steven Kurutz, is annoying and inspiring in equal measures.

2 | Slate's Dan Kois visits the writing room of Onion-spinoff and internet parody site ClickHole, and declares it 'the institutional voice of the Internet'.

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3 | This beautifully presented piece by Blair Braverman for The Atavist Magazine reports on what it's like to work as a tour guide on a glacier in Alaska.

4 | Writing for the Guardian, Michael Scott Moore tells the incredible story of when he was kidnapped by Somali pirates and held hostage for 977 days

5 | The digital revolution has been built by code, but how much do you know about this mysterious language? Programmer Paul Ford writing for Bloomberg does an impressive and exhaustive job of explaining how the hell it all works.