• Bill Watterson

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

Hey, did you read:

• That the whole ordeal in Washington “has been for nothing whatsoever”? Steve Bogira

• About a new wine in Japan created just for cats? Aimee Levitt

• That the future is in cockroach farming? Tony Adler

• That yesterday’s debt deal, which reopens government for only three months, is not even kicking the can down the road but just “tapping the can gently to see whether it moves”? Steve Bogira

• That Anthony Weiner says that he would be mayor “if the Internet didn’t exist”? (Who knew Weiner was such a strong advocate for time travel?!) Tal Rosenberg

• That wholesale company Cody Foster has ripped off an independent artist’s designs yet again? Julia Thiel

• This interview about the art of criticism with New York Times book critic Dwight Garner? Tal Rosenberg

• Condoleezza Rice responding to criticism that she—and other women—shouldn’t be on the college football playoff committee by declaring she’s a “student of the game”? Mick Dumke

• That Mental Floss scored an interview with Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson? Tal Rosenberg