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

Hey, did you read:

• An alt-weekly goes the “Snowfall” route? Sam Worley

• That it’s the Onion‘s 25th anniversary today? Tony Adler

Jelani Cobb on Barack Obama, on the anniversary of the March on Washington?: “Has a black Presidency moved us closer to the ideal of King’s dream, or reflected its exhaustion as a real possibility?” Sam Worley

• About Siberia’s first music festival? Aimee Levitt

• About reports that 12 prominent North Korean musicians, singers, and dancers—including Kim Jong-un’s former girlfriend—have been executed by firing squad for violating pornography laws? Tony Adler

• That according to Forbes, the worst team in baseball this season is the most profitable in history? (Something its salary-slashing owner denies.) Kate Schmidt

• That Toronto mayor Rob Ford hasn’t just smoked marijuana, but “a lot” of marijuana? Tal Rosenberg

• That America’s fast-food employees are mad as hell, and they’re not going to take it anymore? Drew Hunt

• About the autograph collector who owns 115 baseballs signed by world leaders? Leor Galil

• About the birth of modern American censorship? Tal Rosenberg

• The Internet as explained by prisoners who have never seen it? Sam Worley