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

Hey, did you read:

• That the White House press corps are livid about the Obama administration barring photographers from news events and releasing its own photos? J.R. Jones

• That, according to this report in the Guardian, the Central African Republic is on the verge of genocide? Ben Sachs

• That a few weeks before marijuana will be legally available for recreational use in Colorado, federal agents raided a number of dispensaries and grow operations? Mick Dumke

• This protest against the Literary Review‘s Bad Sex in Fiction Award by one of this year’s nominees? Aimee Levitt

• About the small town in Utah that forgot to hold an election? Brianna Wellen

• J. Hoberman on Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg? Tal Rosenberg

• This essay by a Florida State professor about the grave nature of the university’s football program and the sorry state of college athletics in general? (“We love the game. We love the players, too, even when they scare us.”) Drew Hunt