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  • “Ich bin not doing so well in high school textbooks.”

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

Hey, did you read:

• About the team of American Special Forces in Afghanistan who may have committed war crimes? Tal Rosenberg

• That no one is quite sure what to do with the 55,000 vacant homes in Cook County? Mick Dumke

• About the mysterious new surveillance system in Seattle? Tony Adler

• That it’s possible your dental crowns and retainers were made in an unregulated, filthy basement? Mick Dumke

• That JFK has taken a beating in the nation’s high school textbooks? J.R. Jones

• About the rise and harsh fall of Blockbuster Video and why it passed on buying Netflix in 2000 for a measly $50 million? Kevin Warwick

• The Nation‘s Dave Zirin on what was wrong with Jay Glazer’s interview with Richie Incognito? Tal Rosenberg

• That it’s all Marc Trestman’s fault? Deanna Isaacs

• About why it’s good for indie musicians to sell out? Aimee Levitt

• That one of the members of Brooklyn-via-Iran indie band Yellow Dogs allegedly killed his bandmates and committed suicide after he was thrown out of the group? Leor Galil