Stephen Soderbergh
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Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• That it may take longer than 40 years (the original estimate) to clean up the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant? Ben Sachs

• About whether Occupy Sandy was an extension or a betrayal of the Occupy movement? Steve Bogira

• How the NRA shapes national gun policies by threatening to make politicians’ lives miserable? Mick Dumke

• That Tom Friedman believes that we live in a 401(k) world? And that Matt Yglesias thinks that the 401(k) world sucks? Tal Rosenberg

• The Tumblr site 100 Percent Men, dedicated to “corners of the world where women have yet to tread”? Kate Schmidt

• About the wonderful world of the octopus? (“Each octopus arm is a muscular hydrostat, like a human tongue, and each of the tens or hundreds of suckers on it is lined with tens of thousands of chemoreceptors—taste buds to you and me—and a comparable number of nerve endings that provide an exquisite sense of touch.”) Tal Rosenberg

• About Sohel Rana and his dad, the international garment industry’s thugs in Bangladesh? Tony Adler

Stephen Soderbergh’s keynote address at the San Francisco International Film Festival, in which he outlines the current economic model of major Hollywood studios? Tal Rosenberg

• This weekly analysis of Mad Men based on the costumes? Aimee Levitt