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  • Mitch McConnell, lover of hemp growers everywhere

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

Hey, did you read:

• That Tinder is launching a premium service that requires users over 30 to pay? Cassidy Ryan

• About medicating women’s feelings? —Sue Kwong

• How Mitch McConnell became a leading advocate for hemp growers? Mick Dumke

• About the ukiyo-e prints that were the 17th- and 18th-century Japanese woodcut versions of LOLcats? Aimee Levitt

• About Cat Island? Brianna Wellen

• That scientists have discovered why Indian food tastes so good? Aimee Levitt

• About Mamoru Samuragochi, the “Japanese Beethoven” who’s currently more famous for being a huge liar? Drew Hunt

• That Harpo Studios is shutting down in December? Drew Hunt

• About William Powell’s long fight to take the Anarchist Cookbook he published out of print? Steve Bogira

• That Hyperdub is rereleasing Teklife’s DJ Rashad tribute compilation, Next Life, on vinyl for Record Store Day? Leor Galil