Long Reads Of The Week

Some great features from around the world you may have missed

Will you live to see the last Star Wars movie? Unlikely, says Adam Rogers in Wired, who visits Lucasfilm to find them making plans for a franchise to last forever.

Writing in the New York Times, Jason Fagone uncovers how internet trolls are using a new practice called 'Swatting' to harrass their victims. 

Adam Nicolson's new book reveals the harshness of life in forgotten and neglected rural Romania where villagers frequently kill each other over petty land disputes, extracted here in The Guardian.

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Christopher Beam on Gawker follows the story of unlikely internet 'sensation' Li Hongjun, revealing not just how this viral fame arises but also what happens in the aftermath once it disappears. 

You don't often come across regretful confessions of ageing stars who've now left the limelight, which makes this visit to the longtime home of 79-year-old Burt Reynolds by Ned Zeman one to savour. 

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Snapchat Is Bringing Out Sunglasses That Record Video
​Is this the end of days?​
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The Making Of David Bowie's Lost Soul Album
​How it got made—and why it was shelved—from those that were there​
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Drake Has Released His Own Action Film
​​A mix of Indecent Proposal, The Bourne Identity and Taken... ​apparently ​
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Nirvana's 'Nevermind' Baby Has Recreated His Cover Shot 25 Years Later
​"I said to the photographer, 'Let's do it naked.' But he thought that would be weird​"
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Watch The Trailer For Matt Damon And Ben Affleck's New TV Series
​​It's a dystopian drama, and it looks surprisingly good​
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Is This The Worst Plane Seat Assignment Ever?
Hello, nightmares
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Watch Two Cars Delicately Drift In Sync
It's pretty mesmerising
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5 Things Every Man Needs To Know About This Week
​Your cultural(ish) guide to the week ahead​​
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Game of Thrones Actors are Also Peeved About Their Characters Randomly Getting Killed
The man behind Doran Martell opens up about his one big moment last season
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This Is Where "Roger That" Really Comes From
​Copy that.​