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Your Sunday Long Reads: David Lynch Meditates, Gérard Depardieu Avoids Taxes

US film director David Lynch poses at the French cinematheque (La Cinematheque Francaise) on October 13, 2010, in Paris during a visit of the "Brune/Blonde" (Brunette/Blond) exhibition. The event runs until January 16, 2011.  AFP PHOTO POOL FRED DUFOUR (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

It's Sunday afternoon — your last chance to read all that stuff you meant to read last week before Monday brings a new deluge of things you will want to read. Below, some of our recommendations:

"David Lynch Is Back … as a Guru of Transcendental Meditation" by Claire Hoffman (New York Times Magazine): The story of the director's search for enlightenment and his plan for creating world peace. 

"L’Étranger" by Lauren Collins (The New Yorker): The saga of France's most famous tax exile, Gérard Depardieu.

"Freakshow" by Natasha Vargas-Cooper (Out): A look inside weirdo-loving production company World of Wonder.

"Inventing Marilyn" by Caitlin Flanagan (The Atlantic): A meditation on the things we read about Marilyn Monroe and the things she read herself.

"Gchatting with George Saunders" by Katherine Bernard (Paris Review Daily): Self-explanatory.

For more in-depth weekend readings, visit our friends at Longreads.

Photo: FRED DUFOUR/2010 AFP