• AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher
  • He claims to be “just like Rosa Parks,” but he looks just like Cliven Bundy to me.

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

Hey, did you read:

• That white folks in America tend to breathe cleaner air than do people of color? Tony Adler

• That both Democrats and Republicans have realized they need votes from women to win elections this fall? Mick Dumke

• The New York Times Sunday Dialogue about school segregation and the “choice” remedy? Steve Bogira

• That Cliven Bundy described himself as “just like Rosa Parks.” Drew Hunt

• Charles Pierce on the racism of L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling? Tal Rosenberg

• That this is the age of “idea-savvy journalists (Malcolm Gladwell, Michael Lewis) rather than of scholars and intellectuals”? Steve Bogira

• That the U.S. Department of Justice may be forcing banks to terminate the accounts of porn stars? Ben Sachs

Matthew Weiner’s Paris Review interview? Aimee Levitt

• This moving profile of Clyde Bruckman, one of the great mystery men of the golden age of movie comedy? J.R. Jones

• Or see this map of U.S. state stereotypes according to British people? Aimee Levitt