Long Reads Of The Week: Hemingway, Vanishing Stars And The Tragic End Of Mickey Rooney

5 great reads you may have missed from around the web

1 | In this troubling Hollywood Reporter story, Gary Baum and Scott Feinberg traces the tragic final years of Mickey Rooney, the actor who died in 2014 after enduring beatings, humiliation and poverty at the hands of his eighth wife and one of her sons who now stand accused of elder abuse and destroying a legend.

2 | It turns out, as well as being a lion-hunting, bull-fighting macho man, Ernest Hemingway was a sentimental soul who refused to throw anything away. The New Yorker's Barry Yourgrau has the story on how America's greatest short story writer was a hopeless clutterbug.

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3 | Vox's Joseph Stromberg has this worrying report on the way light pollution is robbing the world of its view of the stars. He goes in search of the darkest skies left.

4 | In 'The Strange Case of Anna Stubblefield', New York Times Magazine's Daniel Engber has the story of the woman who told the family of a severely disabled man that she could help him to communicate with the outside world, and ended up the subject of the criminal trial.

5 | "Any large social movement is shaped by the technology available to it," writes Wired's Bijan Stephen, in this feature on how the Black Lives Matter movement have harnessed social media in their fight for justice and equality in America.