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  • Watch out, that tush is a weapon!

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

Hey, did you read:

• That thousands of unprocessed rape kits in Detroit (dating back to the 1980s) have finally been tested, and 100 serial rapists identified as a result? Julia Thiel

• That officials in Washington state are still trying to figure out how to regulate the price of legal marijuana? Mick Dumke

This critique about why the New York Times won’t show Muhammad? Steve Bogira

• This devastating essay about life with female genital mutilation? Aimee Levitt

• About anthropodermic bibliopegy, the art of binding books in human skin? Aimee Levitt

• About the tragic case of the late English writer and poet Rosemary Tonks? Kate Schmidt

• Or see this prophetic-as-hell 1968 TV debate between Norman Mailer and Marshall McLuhan in which McLuhan patiently explains why nature has been abolished (thanks to Reader reader Angela Tallis)? Tony Adler

• An uptight memo from the editor in chief of Wired magazine explaining to staff the guidelines for how they should treat their new office? Tal Rosenberg

• About “Dick Poop’s” Oscar nod? Gwynedd Stuart

• That Rick Springfield is in court over a claim that he injured a woman with his ass? Mick Dumke