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  • Jorge Volpi

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

Hey, did you read:

• About the lifelong gag order imposed on two Pennsylvania kids in a fracking settlement? Tony Adler

• About the investigation of the deaths of manatees, dolphins, and pelicans in a Florida estuary? Steve Bogira

• About the shark on the New York City subway? Aimee Levitt

• And this lovely, poetic Craigslist Missed Connections ad? Aimee Levitt

• Whet Moser’s look at “white malaise“? Kate Schmidt

• Mexican novelist Jorge Volpi writing in the Nation on narconovellas? Tal Rosenberg

• That dolphins have “the longest social memories of any species besides humans?” Drew Hunt

• That toads are running around Wyoming wearing tiny backpacks? Gwynedd Stuart