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

Hey, did you read:

• John Cassidy asking why Eric Holder didn’t go after bankers? Tal Rosenberg

• About viewing procrastination not as a defect but as “an act of resistance against the strictures of time and productivity imposed by higher powers”? Steve Bogira

• About Mossad’s revamped website, which allows aspiring spies to apply for positions online? Ben Sachs

• That football “fosters within us a tolerance for violence, greed, racism and homophobia” according to the author of a new book? Steve Bogira

• About the CIA Starbucks? Aimee Levitt

• That, in celebration of International Coffee Day, DNAinfo created a comprehensive map of all the places where you can get a cup of coffee in the city? Molly Raskin

• That Don Hertzfeldt was a guest artist on last night’s episode of The Simpsons? Drew Hunt

• Linda Yablonsky’s report from Expo Chicago? Tal Rosenberg

• About James Franco’s invisible art museum, financed by a Kickstarter in which you can pay between $1,000 and $10,000 for a work of invisible art? (Hurry! Some of it has already sold!) Aimee Levitt

• About the robot that will determine whether your green curry or tom yam is authentically Thai? Mike Sula