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

Hey, did you read:

• That Warren Buffett is renewing his call for a tax on the super rich? Steve Bogira

• A closer look at the widely repeated claim that manufacturers can’t find enough qualified workers? Mick Dumke

• The New York Times style section on the (Jesse) Jackson “Family Business in Disarray”? Deanna Isaacs

• WBEZ’s report on parents’ efforts to get their kids out from under CPS’s nonstop testing? Kate Schmidt

• This New York Times profile of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the producer of that notorious “Innocence of Muslims” video? Ben Sachs

• About the Oklahoma judge whose deferred sentence of a 17-year-old charged with DUI manslaughter includes ten years of mandatory church attendance? Philip Montoro

• That when broken art is put on exhibit, insurance companies care more about the paperwork than the artwork? Asher Klein

Martha Bayne on hunger and the queasy morality of foodism? Tony Adler

• An essay positing that “Hipsterism has morphed into permission to pursue quirky passions unapologetically”? Jerome Ludwig

• That any reports indicating party rocker Andrew W.K. has become a cultural ambassador to the Middle East may be false? Leor Galil

• That despite what the movies say, women don’t respond positively to being constantly annoyed? (There’s 11 other handy movie myths here too to address your sex injuries, hypochondria, and more.) Asher Klein