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  • Terrence Malick, 1998

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

Hey, did you read:

This defense of the IRS employees who scrutinized Tea Partiers who wanted tax breaks? Steve Bogira

• Or see this video about the distribution of wealth in the United States? —Jennifer McLaughlin

• About the concern of doctors that they may be giving too little medicine or too much? Steve Bogira

• That the Associated Press says the federal government secretly seized reporters’ telephone records? Tony Adler

• About the destruction of a 2,300-year-old Mayan pyramid in Belize? Ben Sachs

• About the ongoing demise of the old-fashioned public library, where there used to be, you know, books? Kate Schmidt

• About why empathy isn’t always helpful in shaping public policy? Mick Dumke

• That loneliness may be more harmful to your body than smoking? Tal Rosenberg

• That the movie version of Judy Blume’s Tiger Eyes (directed by her son) will be out next month? Aimee Levitt

• About the mythmaking of storied filmmaker Terrence Malick’s “disappearance”? Tal Rosenberg

• That foodies may be killing rock and roll? Aimee Levitt