• AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Andre J. Jackson
  • Kwame Kilpatrick

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

Hey, did you read:

• About how, even as computer “algorithms are growing ever more powerful, fast and precise,” human beings are increasingly used to help “behind the curtain”? —John Dunlevy

• That, according to Chinese state media, “more than 2,8000 pig carcasses have been discovered floating in a river that runs through Shanghai and feeds into its tap water supply”? Ben Sachs

• That Kwame Kilpatrick, the former mayor of Detroit, was found guilty of corruption and fraud? Tal Rosenberg

• Gawker editor Cord Jefferson on who actually pays when writers write for free? Tony Adler

• That Paul Krugman has not been forced into personal bankruptcy by his love for rare Portuguese wines, 19th-century English cloth, and “pseudo-Keynesian” stimulus spending? Kate Schmidt

• That the Viaduct theater space is set to become the Constellation music space? Tony Adler

• About how Columbia University students are flagrantly abusing their Nutella privileges? (It’s a story so important, it required three New York Times reporters to cover it properly.) Aimee Levitt