Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, alarm, amuse, or inspire us.
Hey, did you read:
• About These United States, a new book by two historians (one Yale, the other NYU), which argues that in many ways we’re back where we were at the turn of the last century—especially with regard to inequality? —Kate Schmidt
• About “coywolves”—part wolf, part coyote, part dog—which some researchers consider a new species? (Whatever the taxonomy, they’re now roaming the northeast in large numbers, adapted to city living as well as to the wild. They eat cats whole, which should make bird lovers happy.) —Kate Schmidt
• That Twitter replaced the star-shaped “favorites” button with a heart-shaped one three hours ago and there’s already been widespread Internet backlash and a Rex Huppke column about it? —Tal Rosenberg