Long Reads Of The Week: Donald Trump, Michael Jackson And Iraqi Brothels

5 great reads you may have missed from around the web

1 | "[He] is the same boorish, brash and grandiose showman we’ve known across many realms. And for some reason, that character has proved an incendiary match with this political moment." The New York Times Magazine's Mark Leibovich went on the road with Donald Trump. The result is a brilliant, vivid profile of the man who wuld be president.

2 | The Atlantic's Miriam Kreinin Souccar looks at the phenomonen of the 'Outrageously Long Commute', in which increasing number of businesspeople choose to live and work in seperate countries. Could you do it?

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3 | In 1996 John Tierney wrote an article for the New York Times arguing that household recycling – then a new concept – was bound to prove an ineffective waste of time. Almost ten years later, for the same publication, he revisits the topic to see if he was right.

4 | In an extract from his new book, MJ: The Genius of Michael Jackson, published in Rolling Stone, Steve Knopper tells the story of the singer's 'Motown 25' performance that cemented him as a solo superstar – thanks in part to a now-legendary dance move.

5 | Published in the New Yorker, 'Out Of Sight' Rania Abouzeid meets the former prostitute turned activist who goes undercover in Iraq's brothels.

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