• Tony Shek
  • Michael Shannon

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

Hey, did you read:

• This close look at how medical marijuana is grown, tested, turned into usable products, and sold in Colorado? Mick Dumke

• Michael Shannon’s interview with Malibu magazine, including his more-in-sorrow-than-in-anger comments about a Reader theater critic? (Starts on page 88.) Tony Adler

• Political columnist Brian Beutler’s take on New York City’s stop-and-frisk program, inspired by his own near-fatal encounter with an armed mugger? Drew Hunt

• Dwight Garner’s epiphany about self-help books, buried in a review of three books meant to help parents wean their children from the Internet? (“But it’s been a lifelong mistake of mine never to take advice from someone who can’t write like a demon.”) Aimee Levitt

• That judicial authorities in Egypt have decided it’s past time to release Hosni Mubarak? Kate Schmidt

• About J.R.R. Tolkien’s Yiddish translator, who just finished Der Hobit? Aimee Levitt

• The new allegations that British special forces were behind Princess Diana’s death? Gwynedd Stuart

• That David Miranda, partner of journalist Glenn Greenwald, was detained for nine hours under Britain’s Terrorism Act as he transited through Heathrow airport? —John Dunlevy

• That the mayor of Rio de Janeiro really, really wants Woody Allen to make a movie in his city? Drew Hunt

• That despite the absence of the Blue Angels, this year’s Air and Water Show still drew approximately 1.7 million people? Tal Rosenberg