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  • Cocaine’s popularity has been steadily dwindling

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

Hey, did you read:

• About the campaign finance case headed to the Supreme Court that may take Citizens United a step further? Steve Bogira

• Or see this 1981 TV report on getting newspaper stories sent to a home computer via the Internet? Tony Adler

• This GQ profile of Sweden’s most notorious “serial killer“? Drew Hunt

• Writers on admiring authors who are assholes? (George Saunders, for one, attributes lesser aesthetic achievement in cases like Mailer and Hemingway to “a certain failing of kindness or compassion or gentleness” with respect to their own characters.) Kate Schmidt

• That evidence suggests that diapers may be a key to preventing child abuse and depression in poor homes? Mick Dumke

• Also, why the popularity of cocaine has waned in the last two decades? Mick Dumke

• That a psychiatrist has likened Anthony Weiner’s predilection to texting pictures of his dick to “the mental processes of a 9-year-old boy“? Aimee Levitt

• Matmos’s Drew Daniel on Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories? Tal Rosenberg

• That rapper DMX fell asleep in a cop car after being arrested on a suspected DUI charge? Tal Rosenberg