Best British Longform Of The Week: Super-agents, virtual reality and red-top revenge
Rowland Manthorpe, WIRED (UK), 24 Oct 16
Philip Rosedale, the creator of noughties hit Second Life, is back. His new startup, High Fidelity, aims to achieve his original vision: an internet of virtual worlds. The only problem? His former company is competing to do the same.
Simon Kuper, FT Weekend Magazine, 29 Oct 16
If you thought footballers earn ridiculous sums, you should see the guy negotiating the deal. The FT’s Simon Kuper profiles the most notorious, hated super-agent in football.
Andy Beckett, The Guardian, 27 Oct 16
Newspaper sales may have plummeted in recent years, but in Brexit, the tabloids may have pulled off their greatest ever coup. Beckett grapples with the new state of the press in May’s Britain.
Matt Blake, The Guardian Weekend, 29 Oct 16
What makes British men want to abandon their lives to fight in a foreign war? A fascinating profile by Matt Blake of Dean Evans, the second British civilian to die fighting in Syria.