• Frightening

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

Hey, did you read:

• That the Justice Department has started working to free thousands of nonviolent drug offenders from federal prison? Mick Dumke

• That retired justice John Paul Stevens considers the Supreme Court’s campaign-finance decisions “really wrong”? (And he want a constitutional amendment to overturn them.) Tony Adler

• About powdered alcohol? (Just add water for a margarita!) Brianna Wellen

• That the 2014 Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations have been announced? Tony Adler

• Noam Scheiber at the New Republic on why he stopped speaking to his daughter in Hebrew? Tal Rosenberg

• This formalist/political analysis of a recent Axe body spray commercial? Ben Sachs

• About metalheads and their feline companions? Drew Hunt