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Your Sunday Long Reads: Louis C.K. and the Vice Universe

Louis C.K. speaks onstage at Comedy Central's night of too many stars: America comes together for autism programs at The Beacon Theatre on October 13, 2012 in New York City.

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:

"The Joke’s on Louis C.K." Dave Itzkoff (The New York Times): The comedian on reaching the "polite nos" level of success.

"The Bad Boy Brand" by Lizzie Widdicombe (The New Yorker): A look at what you can expect from Vice's new HBO series.

"Why Aren't Video Game Actors Treated Like Stars?" by David Griner (Polygon): Or at least paid a little bit more like them?

"The Ghost in the Machine" by Alex Pappademas (Playboy): A profile of beloved rapper and on-and-off Dr. Dre collaborator the D.O.C.

"You Didn’t Make the Harlem Shake Go Viral — Corporations Did" by Kevin Ashton (Quartz): It sure never felt natural to us.

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