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

Hey, did you read:

• That a “deal” was signed in Kiev, Ukraine, early today after the bloodiest day of demonstrations yet? Deanna Isaacs

• About—and see pictures of—the prehistoric forest uncovered by recent storms that stripped sand from beaches in Wales? John Dunlevy

Esquire‘s profile of Rahm Emanuel? Gwynedd Stuart

• That the University of Mississippi continues to have problems with bigotry on campus? Ben Sachs

• The Playboy interview with Gawker Media honcho Nick Denton? Tal Rosenberg

• About frat boys and lawsuits? Aimee Levitt

• That the makers of House of Cards are threatening to move filming from Maryland to another state unless they receive more taxpayer-funded subsidies? Mick Dumke

• About the Girl Scout who sold cookies outside of a medical-marijuana clinic? Brianna Wellen

• About what one rapper’s fake New York Times article says about hip-hop’s underclass? Leor Galil

Mark Twain’s advice to little girls? Brianna Wellen

• That Pharrell Williams’s famed Grammys hat is being auctioned off for charity? Taylor Tolbert