1 | In 'The Lonely End', Matthew Bremner meets the man who clears up after Japan's growing number of kodokushi cases – elderly people, forgotten by society and dying alone. For Roads And Kingdoms.
2 | For the London Review of Books, Ian Penman writes a masterful essay on the life and legacy of Frank Sinatra.
3 | Anthony Lane's New Yorker review of Amy, the new Amy Winehouse documentary, doubles as a scorching call to remember the singer for the right reasons.
4 | Fortune has gone all out on this investigation into the Sony cyber-hacking story. By Peter Elkind, it's the first of the three-parter.
5 | The Atlantic's Derek Thompson explores the theory that working life is close to becoming obsolete, in 'A World Without Work'. Could the rise of the machines actually be a good thing?