• Margaret Thatcher

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

Hey, did you read:

• That Margaret Thatcher has died? —John Dunlevy

• Somewhat recent, and relevant today, in light of Margaret Thatcher’s death: Michael Lewis in the New York Review of Books on the economic pros and cons of Thatcherism? Tal Rosenberg

• Slate’s look back at protest songs by 80s rockers who despised Margaret Thatcher? Kate Schmidt

• That voters are less likely to back women for office whose appearance is described in news coverage? Mick Dumke

• About how the metaphorical memoir sausage gets made? Aimee Levitt

• That advertisers are increasingly sponsoring online articles? (“The sponsored content runs beside the editorial on many sites and is almost indistinguishable,” the New York Times says.) Steve Bogira

• About “healthy” fast food and its growing prevalence? Kevin Warwick

• That Chicago doesn’t have a single full-time art critic? Tony Adler

• About the 18th-century intellectual who adopted a little girl (two of them, actually) and attempted to turn her into the perfect wife? Gwynedd Stuart

• That Pablo Neruda’s remains are being exhumed as part of a reopened investigation into his death? Ben Sachs