What a nightmare
  • What a nightmare

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

Hey, did you read:

• That we’re pulling more fossil fuels out of the earth than ever before? Mick Dumke

• That the New York Times is polling Jews who are “living in Hungary or are from Hungary” for an in-depth look at Hungarian anti-Semitism? Tony Adler

• An actual daughter on conservative New York Times columnist Ross Douthat’s “daughter theory”? Kate Schmidt

• This list of untranslatable words from other languages? Aimee Levitt

• James Thurber’s 1939 short story “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”—source of one movie starring Danny Kaye and, now, another with Ben Stiller? Tony Adler

• This insider’s account of how horrible it is to work at Lisa Frank? Luca Cimarusti

• About the latest in pizza-box technology? Mick Dumke

• Poet and People Issue subject Michael Robbins on the ten least annoying metal albums of 2013 (with a sly dig at Sound Opinions for good measure)? Tal Rosenberg