Long Reads Of The Week - 30 August

5 great reads you may have missed from around the web

1 | In 'The Other France', George Packer travels to Paris to ask whether the suburbs of the capital are incubators of terrorism. He discover a fractured and far more complex society than you might think.

2 | The Atlantic's Joshua Zeitz reflects on Bruce Springsteen’s breakout album Born to Run and what it embodied about 1970s America and the failures of the American Dream.

3 | To mark the 40th anniversary of his first short story collection First Love, Last Rites, author Ian McEwan reflects on his early life as a writer for the Guardian.

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4 | Could a rare, white bear save the Canadian rainforest? Smithsonian's Alex Shoumatoff goes on the trail of the white Kermode.

5 | As the new N.W.A biopic hits cinemas, Rolling Stone's Brian Hiatt goes inside the 'messy, prophetic rise of the most dangerous hip-hop group in the world', via an interview with Dr. Dre.