RIP Maya Angelou
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  • RIP Maya Angelou

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

Hey, did you read:

• That Maya Angelou has died? Aimee Levitt

• About the nano-size bits of titanium dioxide in your yogurt? Tony Adler

• This incredibly sad story about an Afghani woman who felt she had no recourse but to set her husband on fire after he had beaten her for years and refused to move away from a neighbor who had raped her? Aimee Levitt

• That a 12-year-old in downstate Illinois gets to keep slinging cupcakes after the state senate undid a vote that would have required her family to build a second kitchen in its home? Kevin Warwick

• That nerd culture promotes the idea of women as objects? Cat Adamson

• About Patricia Lockwood, a poet based in Lawrence, Kansas, who without an MFA or PhD has become one of the most popular in America? Tal Rosenberg

• That while the Cubs claimed the worst record in baseball with a 4-0 loss in San Fran, the team threatened again to leave Wrigley? Steve Bogira

• That The Shawshank Redemption aired on basic cable for a total of 151 hours in 2013? Leor Galil

• Grantland’s Steven Hyden on blog rock and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (who are playing Taste of Randolph soon)? Leor Galil

• About making vision boards with 50 Cent? Tal Rosenberg

• That 50 Cent can’t throw a first pitch, not even close? Kevin Warwick