Tamerlan Tsarnaev
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  • Tamerlan Tsarnaev

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

Hey, did you read:

This story about the three kidnapped girls who escaped from a Cleveland home where they were held against their will for ten years? (Don’t worry, guys, the world is still an awful, scary place.) Luca Cimarusti

• How government efficiency—the loss of 500,000 public-sector jobs—has stifled the economic recovery? Mick Dumke

• That a Yale Divinity School graduate has offered a burial plot to the family of Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev (they’d yet to find a cemetery that would accept the body)? Gwynedd Stuart

• The Best Little Boy in the World? (A lawyer for the federal government says his concealed sexual orientation may explain why he moved to D.C., “America’s most populous closet, where . . . ambition is in the water supply.” Steve Bogira

• About the latest New York Times correction? (“An obituary on Saturday about the guitarist Jeff Hanneman, a founder of the band Slayer, misspelled the name of one of the bands with which Slayer has toured. It is Megadeth, not Megadeath.”) Kate Schmidt

• About the mystique of NPR reporters’ names? Aimee Levitt

• Antonia Larroux’s death notice? Tony Adler

• About William Burroughs’s daily routine? (Breakfast included a soft-boiled egg, toast, fresh-squeezed lemonade, very sweet tea, and methadone.) Tal Rosenberg