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

Hey, did you read:

• Or see next week’s New Yorker cover? (Can it be true that Sesame Street was that progressive?) Aimee Levitt

• About the new exhibit devoted to the late Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño, which opens in Barcelona this weekend? Kate Schmidt

• Federal judge and legal scholar Richard Posner argues that the Supreme Court’s ruling against the Voting Rights Act is “spurious” and “rests on air”? Mick Dumke

• On the subject of rationality, several counties in Colorado, Nebraska, and Kansas are meeting over the possibility of forming a new state. Mick Dumke

New York Times staff photographer Michelle Agins on her mentor, John H. White? Tony Adler

• About the subterranean party a rogue (and very careful) party organizer threw in an abandoned NYC subway station? Kevin Warwick

• Comic and Chicago expat Cameron Esposito’s touching essay about her father following the overturn of DOMA? Drew Hunt

• About drone-themed Pakistani folk art? Gwynedd Stuart