Long Reads Of The Week – 2 August

5 great reads you may have missed from around the web

1 | The New Yorker's Richard Brody posits Ernest Hemingway as 'the Godfather of Long-Form' in this interesting reading of the ambitions – and failings – of Papa's 1935 book Green Hills of Africa.

2 | Hossein Derakhshan spent six years in jail in Tehran for blogging. Here, he reflects on what the internet has become in the intervening years, and the potential it has lost in the social media age. For Medium.

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3 | In 'A Dream Undone', New York Times' Jim Rutenberg investigates the erosion of civil rights in America, and in particular the 50-year campaign to roll back the Voting Rights Act.

4 | For Boston Magazine, Chris Sweeney goes on the road with the Stuart Highland Pipe Band to discover the cutthroat – and booze-soaked world – of competitive bagpiping

5 | Finally, for Rolling Stone, Vanessa Grigoriadis profiles Kim Kardashian and how we 'learned to quit worrying and love the selfie queen'.