• This show rules.

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

Hey, did you read:

• About how little progress we’ve made on school desegregation, 60 years after Brown v. Board? Steve Bogira

• About the debate over scientists’ attempts to revive animal species that have gone extinct? Mick Dumke

• About how albatrosses stay together for life? Aimee Levitt

• That deer on the Czech-German border still avoid areas where electrified fences used to be, 25 years after they were taken down? Ben Sachs

• About the tax problems of Ty Warner, the mastermind behind Beanie Babies? Tal Rosenberg

• This oral history of Mystery Science Theater 3000? Aimee Levitt

• Questlove on the dominance of hip-hop? (“Maybe domination isn’t quite a victory. Maybe everpresence isn’t quite a virtue.”) John Dunlevy

• Shaq’s LinkedIn profile? Brianna Wellen

• That Drake’s the type to lint roll his pants while sitting courtside at a Toronto Raptors playoff game? Drew Hunt