• Despite all his rage he is still just a rat in a cage.

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

Hey, did you read:

• About the Malaysia Airlines flight that was shot down this morning in Ukraine? Will Greenberg

• About a peer review ring that caused the scholarly Journal of Vibration and Control to retract 60 articles? Aimee Levitt

• About Woody Allen’s thoughts on the power of magical thinking, in light of the fact that he’s got a new movie coming out next week—and just a few months after child-molestation accusations against him resurged online? Aimee Levitt

• That Johnny Winter is dead? Tony Adler

Billy Corgan’s angry letter to Amazon? Tal Rosenberg

• That the great Scott Walker has recorded an album with art-metal band Sunn O)))? Ben Sachs

• How a snarky tweet about Farmville went viral? Lucy Wang