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

Hey, did you read:

• About the hunger strikes of non-Afghan detainees being held in Afghanistan by the U.S.? Ben Sachs

• That the Bulgari Spanish Steps and Tod’s Roman Colosseum may not be very far away, as Italy enlists private firms to repair its monuments? Kate Schmidt

• That more than 700 independent labels around the world are working together to promote “fair and transparent accounting” of digital music revenues? Leor Galil

• About why it’s so hard for you to get any work done? Mick Dumke

• About the state of the American pit bull, the most misunderstood dog? Aimee Levitt

• About why almond milk is pointless? Lucy Wang

• That the KKK’s latest recruitment tool is bags of candy? Brianna Wellen

• That Weird Al is releasing a video a day for eight days (today’s day three) and it’s a lot of fun? Gwynedd Stuart