• Snakes on a Plane

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

Hey, did you read:

• That Mayor Emanuel will introduce another proposal to further tighten gun laws in Chicago? Mick Dumke

• The New York Times Magazine‘s role in Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail”—including not publishing it? —John Dunlevy

• About how Samsung has become the biggest tech company in the world? Tal Rosenberg

• This photo-essay about the enormous wall of dust that hit western Australia? Ben Sachs

• That the FDA is advising women to cut back on their sleeping pills? (“Mishaps with sleepy driving—and even strange acts of texting, eating or having sex in the night without any memory of it in the morning—have long been familiar to the medical community,” according to the New York Times.) Steve Bogira

• That Ike Holter’s Hit the Wall will be hitting New York (which is appropriate, since it deals with the Stone Wall riots, which took place in Greenwich Village)? Tony Adler

• This (possibly apocryphal) account of an Esquire photo shoot featuring Truman Capote, Margaret Mead, Leonard Bernstein, and others—in the nude? Abandoned because “the results were apparently disappointing somehow.” Sam Worley

• That life does imitate art (or, in lieu of art, Snakes on a Plane)? Ben Sachs