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

Hey, did you read:

• That marijuana has been legalized in two more states—Oregon and Alaska? Mick Dumke

• That the Republican takeover of the Senate will almost certainly put a climate-change denier in charge of the committee on the environment? Kate Schmidt

• That our first visit from the polar vortex is next week? Drew Hunt

• About the Australian bat hospital? Aimee Levitt

• That AC/DC’s drummer Phil Rudd has been charged with attempting to procure a murder? Luca Cimarusti

• That Chicago rapper Lil Durk has been charged with weapons violations? Leor Galil

• About Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and its towering influence on all sci-fi films? Tal Rosenberg

• About the science of Interstellar as evaluated by a real-world astrophysicist? Kate Schmidt

• This oral history of Sports Night? Brianna Wellen

Mara Wilson on her blazing hatred for Gary Jules’s rendition of “Mad World”? Aimee Levitt