Each day Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.
Hey, did you read:
• In the Atlantic Wire about the art thieves in Rotterdam who stole a Picasso, a Matisse, and two Monets along with masterpieces from Freud, Gauguin, and de Haan? (I’d start looking at Thomas Crown.) —Tal Rosenberg
• This thuddingly stupid piece about how “condescending” and “self-righteous” it is to play jazz that’s not aimed at people who don’t like jazz, which makes a particular example of pianist Vijay Iyer? (Iyer plays the Mayne Stage this Thursday, October 18; check out Peter Margasak‘s Soundboard write-up.) —Philip Montoro
• That singer-songwriter Todd Snider says Rahm Emanuel “has a special mind” and is “not afraid to drink beer”? —Kate Schmidt