Long Reads Of The Week – 9 August

5 great reads you may have missed from around the web

1 | As Jon Stewart steps down as host of The Daily Show, New Yorker editor David Remnick reflects on the comic's place in America's satirical tradition.

2 | In 'They Began a New Era', his final article for The New York Review of Books, recently deceased author James Salter tells the story of The Wright Brothers.

3 | The Guardian's Ian Sample meets the scientist who believes he may be able to reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people.

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4 | David Samuels takes a trip to the South African million dollar pigeon race, for Atavist Magazine.

5 | Finally, again for the New Yorker, Jake Halpern profiles Darren Wilson, the cop who was not indicted for shooting Michael Brown in the incident that sparked the Ferguson riots.