SATURDAY EDITION | 5 fascinating long reads that offer the perfect weekend escape

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Saturday Edition, 19 September. (Photo: Getty Images)
Saturday Edition, 19 September. (Photo: Getty Images)

Weekends are meant for relaxing, escaping, adventures, or stretching out lazily on the couch while reading. We can help with that last one.

Here are 5 fascinating long reads from our lifestyle sites for you to relish in this weekend:

1) ‘Stories know the way’: We unpack the power and magic of story medicine with Susan Perrow

If you read to your children regularly, or are familiar with alternative schooling or children's therapy, you probably already know who Susan Perrow is. She is a renowned Australian author of 'therapeutic' children’s stories. This concept involves creating stories that resonate with a child and, much like medicine might, help them to manage certain behaviours.

Read more here.

2) Don't touch my hair: Artists looking at the politics of black hair

There is no point in time in history where black hair has not been subject to prejudice, bias and politics of respectability. In this article, we look at a handful of artists and artworks that examine the politics of black hair.

Read more here.

3) An extract from the evocative memoir of Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone

In this powerful memoir, Oscar-winning director and screenwriter, Oliver Stone, takes us right to the heart of what it's like to make movies on the edge. Written fearlessly, with intense detail and colour, Chasing the Light is a true insider's story of Hollywood's years of upheaval in the 1970s and '80s, and Stone brings this period alive as only someone at the centre of the action truly can.

Read more here.

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Oliver Stone in Vietnam, having arrived in the 2nd platoon, Bravo Company, 3rd battalion, 25th infantry. (Photo: Chasing the Light/Supplied)

4) The pearly gates have opened in men's fashion - the 'it' accessory trend right now

Celebrities like Pharell Williams and ASAP Rocky are known to show a liking to pearls, but over the recent fashion seasons more people are making this gem their adornment of choice. Pearl jewellery has garnered a reputation of power and purity, success and refinement, having historically been worn by the upper class.

Read more here.

5) There's one Michael Schumacher stat that Lewis Hamilton will never be able to smash

As Lewis Hamilton eases towards his seventh and arguably his most unconvincing Formula One championship driver's title, previous all-time records set by Michael Schumacher are falling one by one. Should Hamilton take another expected win on Sunday at Sochi, he will match the German's record of 91 victories, while earlier this year surpassing the former Ferrari ace's record of the most podium positions and most points finishes earned in his career. But, there's one accomplishment that the Mercedes driver will never better.

Read more here.

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