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

Hey, did you read:

• That the IRS “scandal” is being blown way out of proportion, based on the evidence so far? Steve Bogira

• The letter, signed by 52 news organizations, protesting the Department of Justice’s secret subpoena of Associated Press telephone records? Tony Adler

• About Gaza’s underground KFC delivery service? Aimee Levitt

• David Simon explaining why he doesn’t tweet? (Direct quote: “Fuck Twitter.” But later on, in response to a commenter, “I am being hyperbolic about Twitter, I agree. I see it as a valuable tool for highlighting and spreading information. But when people get to trying to have a substantive argument or discussion over anything in such small morsels, nuance and accuracy are the first casualties.”) Tal Rosenberg

• How renowned author and wealthy wordsmith Dan Brown deals with his fiercest foes—the critics? Aimee Levitt

• This insightful look at the work of Dave Meltzer, wrestling’s gumshoe reporter? Leor Galil

• About the New Criterion theater columnist who smashed a fellow audience member’s cell phone when she wouldn’t stop using it during a show? Tony Adler

• That there’s FINALLY a female member of Australian children’s music group the Wiggles? We did it, girls! (Although I’m not sure I feel entirely safe for her.) Gwynedd Stuart