This movie still rules.
  • This movie still rules.

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

Hey, did you read:

• That Mars One is preparing to send crews of four every two years in 2024 to start a colony on Mars? Zara Yost

• About how troubled Buzz Aldrin‘s life has been since he walked on the moon? Tal Rosenberg

• About the worst drought in the history of Brazil, where the main reservoirs that supply tap water for Rio (pop. 6.3 million) are currently at about 1 percent of capacity? Kate Schmidt

• That Syriza—Greece’s leftist, anti-austerity party—is set to win a historic victory in this weekend’s elections? Ben Sachs

• About the prosecutor in Argentina who was apparently murdered while investigating a government cover-up—perhaps by intelligence agencies that want to bring down the president? Mick Dumke

• Why city elections today suck, according to “Alderman Ed Bus”? Gwynedd Stuart

• That we may be able preserve our minds for future generations? Zara Yost

• That measles is making a comeback? Drew Hunt

• These 12 amazing fun facts about The Princess Bride from Cary Elwes’s (aka Westley) new book? Aimee Levitt

• About Tina Fey producing a new Netflix series called Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt? (Here’s the new trailer.) Zara Yost