Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, alarm, amuse, or inspire us.
Hey, did you read:
• About the great chef and cookbook writer Edna Lewis, who demonstrated that American cuisine (especially in the south) has black roots, and about Barbara Wheaton, an 84-year-old librarian who has spent the majority of her life creating a database of historical recipes? —Aimee Levitt
• That “joggling” was prohibited in yesterday’s New York City marathon? (Running with knitting needles was also forbidden, so the world record for the longest scarf knit during a marathon—12 feet—is safe.) —Steve Bogira