• Lupita Nyong’o

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

Hey, did you read:

• About the good news and bad news in this morning’s jobs report? Steve Bogira

• About the satanic monument that’s being prepared for the Oklahoma Statehouse lawn? Vice, appropriately, has pictures. Tony Adler

• That for less than the cost of an apartment in San Francisco, you can have your own private island? Aimee Levitt

• This fun quiz in which you get to guess who said which offensive comment—Donald Sterling or Donald Trump? Mick Dumke

• About the significance of Lupita Nyong’o being named People magazine’s most beautiful person? Aimee Levitt

• The wizard Dave Tompkins on reading Peter Matthiessen in the Everglades? Tal Rosenberg

• That Mike Sula’s got some new (and significantly younger) competition in the restaurant-review world? Jessica Cohn