Long Reads Of The Week: Shootings, Yachts And 100 Years Of Solitude

5 great reads you might have missed from around the web

1 | As Gabriel García Márquez's landmark novel One Hundred Years of Solitude turns 50, Vanity Fair's Paul Elie interviews the author's longtime agent to discover the novel's 'secret history'.

2 | What becomes of the survivors of America's mass shootings? The Washington Post's Eli Saslow meets the teenage girl struggling to move on from the massacre that almost claimed her life.

3 | "The best thing about the yacht is free". For the New York Times, writers, artists, models and billionaires debate the concept that 'The Best Things In Life Are Free'.

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4 | In 'The Machiavelli of Maryland', the Guardian's Thomas Meaney profiles Edward Luttwak, the military strategist and scholar who has the ear of presidents, prime ministers and the Dalai Lama. Why do very powerful people pay vast sums for his advice?

5 | Finally, on Roads & Kingdoms, one writer explains her love of dizi, the lamb and bean stew cooked in clay pots that is Iran's favourite comfort food.