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  • Jimmy Hoffa in Detroit, September 1957

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

Hey, did you read:

• The New Yorker‘s Jill Lepore on the history of surveillance and the loss of privacy? Tal Rosenberg

That, according to a Fortune magazine analysis, Trib Co. may owe the IRS more than half a billion dollars? Kate Schmidt

• About the protests in Brazil? —John Dunlevy

This American Life contributor Ethan Watters’s discussion of the just-out DSM-5, which suggests, among other things, that ADHD is the new hysteria? Kate Schmidt

• That caffeine can make you too focused, and thus can hamper your creativity? Steve Bogira

• That Jimmy Hoffa’s body is back in the news? Tony Adler

• That Bill Nye the Science Guy once won a Steve Martin look-alike competition? Steve Bogira

• About this spectacular set of scale armor for guinea pigs? Aimee Levitt

• That Chief Keef had a bad Monday? Leor Galil