• AP Photo/Luca Bruno
  • Michael Douglas at the Monaco Grand Prix

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

Hey, did you read:

• About the latest horrific industrial accident, this one in China? Tony Adler

• That Senator Frank Lautenberg, the oldest member of the Senate and the longest-serving senator in New Jersey history, has died at the age of 89? (New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gets to fill Lautenberg’s seat, and it’s assume that Christie will choose a Republican.) Tal Rosenberg

• About politicians sidestepping reporters by taking their lacquered messages straight to the Net? (Recent examples: Michelle Bachmann, Anthony Weiner, Hillary Clinton.) Steve Bogira

• That Moscow’s rolled out a bike-sharing program of its own? (“Among the many benefits of riding a bike in Moscow is that it makes it harder for the police to catch you,” one street artist told the New Yorker.) Kate Schmidt

• That it’s the tenth anniversary of the world discovering Sammy Sosa was using a corked bat? Mick Dumke

• About the movie version of Judy Blume’s Tiger Eyes (and that she’s working on new book)? Aimee Levitt

• About what Michael Douglas is saying caused his throat cancer? Gwynedd Stuart

• The Q&A with Game of Thrones‘ Richard Madden following Robb Stark’s, um, slight setback in last night’s episode (yes, there are spoilers everywhere)? Kevin Warwick