Long Reads Of The Week: Murder, Witches... Puffins

5 great reads you may have missed from around the web

1 | Elizabeth Haysom and Jens Soering were young lovers who both ended up in jail for the brutal murder of the former's parents in 1985. All these years later, why has the case become an international cause? The New Yorker's Nathan Heller has this briliantly researched account of a astonishing story.

2 | The New York Times Magazine is covering the refugee crisis in series called The Displaced. Here, Susan Dominus expertly tells the story of 12-year-old Hana, who has lived one-quarter of her life in a debilitating state of suspension as a Syrian refugee in Lebanon.

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3 | Brian Kevin travels to Iceland for Audubon to report on the island's annual Puffin Festival, the 'Burning Man of Birding' where, for decades, Icelanders have celebrated the Atlantic birds they also happen to eat. But can the traditional last?

4 | In her most revealing interview since stepping back into the limelight to promote new album 25, Adele speaks to Rolling Stone's Bryan Hiatt and fame, motherhood and why she wished she'd never met Damon Albarn.

5 | Finally, the Huffington Post's Kent Russell has this account from Papua New Guinea, where the tradition of witch hunting is not only surviving Western intervention but getting worse. "The ritual is warping, the violence is metastasizing," he writes, in the most harrowing thing you're likely to read all week.

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