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

Hey, did you read:

• That Amazon has escalated its battle against Hachette and is now refusing to sell the new J.K. Rowling/Robert Galbraith novel? Aimee Levitt

Michael Kinsley’s takedown of Glenn Greenwald’s latest book in the New York Times Book Review? Tal Rosenberg

• Steve Kandell, whose sister died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, on the crassness of the 9/11 Memorial Museum? Tal Rosenberg

• About the Internet Archive, which hosts the Wayback Machine with it’s collection of 400 billion (or so) web pages? Tony Adler

• About the impact of Chicago novelist and filmmaker Sam Greenlee, who died earlier this week? Mick Dumke

• About the moral code of dogs? Aimee Levitt

• About this insane $25 million lawsuit against recent NFL draft pick Johnny Manziel? Drew Hunt

• About the interview with entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban in Inc. magazine in which he discusses his own bigotry? (And about the ensuing controversy?) Tal Rosenberg

• Or hear Morgan Freeman’s iconic voice on helium? Taylor Tolbert