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

Hey, did you read:

Nicholas Kristof on the prospect of U.S. missile strikes in Syria? (“It’s admirable to insist on purely peaceful interventions, but let’s acknowledge that the likely upshot is that we sit by as perhaps another 60,000 Syrians are killed over the next year.”) Steve Bogira

• The World Peace Foundation on the prospect of U.S. missile strikes in Syria? (“Syrian civilians deserve protection from murder, but bombing won’t deliver it. . . . American military action without a peace process involving all actors would only intensify the two-year-old war.”) Steve Bogira

• That ComEd smart meter fires were caused by improper installation (due to inadequate training during a pilot program), not by any problem with the meters themselves? —John Dunlevy

• That Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812—about which I wrote ravingly a few days ago—will move to a new location in midtown Manhattan? Tony Adler

• About the subterranean Cold War-era home that just went on the market in Vegas? Kevin Warwick

• That today Walmart workers in 15 cities across the country are staging protests over the minimum wage? Kate Schmidt

• The New York Times selection of 20 young filmmakers worth watching? (Featuring new short pieces by Andrew Bujalski, Corneliu Porumboiu, and Sebastian Silva.) Drew Hunt