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  • Dan Savage is rallying against antigay legislation in Russia

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

Hey, did you read:

This argument against Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs? Tony Adler

• That after raising the country’s awareness of the “personal hurtfulness of clutched purses,” President Obama now “needs to do the same for systemic injuries to African-American boys and men” according to Jonathan Alter? Steve Bogira

• That the New Yorker‘s latest cover shows the Empire State Building as an extension, as it were, of a sexting Anthony Weiner? Mick Dumke

• About what David Simon and David Carr will do for a cronut? Aimee Levitt

• Dan Savage on antigay legislation in Russia and the vodka boycott he and others have instigated in response? (Local bars including Sidetrack are following suit.) Kate Schmidt

• That a Banksy street mural is being removed from the street? Tony Adler

• Nick Paumgarten on what Anthony Weiner’s hockey skills say about his ability to be mayor of New York City? Tal Rosenberg

• This gutsy and poignant poem by Patricia Lockwood? Tal Rosenberg

• A state panel found more evidence of police torture under former Commander Jon Burge? Mick Dumke