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  • R. Kelly, creepin’

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

Hey, did you read:

• About our overdocumented life? Steve Bogira

• This amazing memoir by a woman who had an affair with her teacher when she was 14? Aimee Levitt

• The Boston Globe‘s investigation suggesting that the accused marathon bombers were moved by family stress and mental illness more than connections with jihadists? Mick Dumke

• Longform.org’s ten best reads of 2013? Tal Rosenberg

• Jessica Hopper’s interview with Jim DeRogatis about R. Kelly’s sexual assault accusations? Leor Galil

• About how NSA surveillance is made easier by the private sector’s tracking of users online? —John Dunlevy