• Katrina Curato
  • Jellyfish: don’t trust them

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

Hey, did you read:

• About the terrifying, disgusting, revolting, repellant, very scary (and very real) threat posed by jellyfish to the health of the oceans? Sam Worley

• Or, rather, see this short, meditative documentary about a team of window washers working on high-rises in Chicago? Tony Adler

• That “a seemingly off-hand remark by U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry” has restarted diplomatic processes that could avert—or delay—a U.S. strike on Syria? —John Dunlevy

• That the viral twerking-gone-wrong video was actually a fake created by Jimmy Kimmel? Luca Cimarusti

• That Iowa grants permits to carry guns to people so visually impaired they can’t read the application forms? Mick Dumke

• That thousands of people have applied to be part of Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp’s proposed reality show set on Mars? Kate Schmidt

• That Harrison Ford has been pissing people off in Indonesia, while making an espisode of a documentary series on global warming? (Full disclosure: one of my sons is an assistant editor on the series.) Tony Adler

New York magazine’s interview with a snobbish, egomaniacal version (moreso than usual) of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg? Tal Rosenberg

• About how becoming a producer made Shakespeare a better playwright? Aimee Levitt

• Trans legal scholar/activist Dean Spade’s claims that the campaign to include trans people in the military, largely funded by a member of the Pritzker family (!), is “not something that will improve most trans people’s lives“? Sam Worley