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  • Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina of the Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot

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

Hey, did you read:

That “if the scientists are right, we may have to change the way we think about tackling violence and crime“? Mara Shalhoup

• About the hedge-fund billionaire who’s organizing and funding election challenges to politicians who refuse to act on climate change? Mick Dumke

• About Kappa Beta Phi, a fraternity for superrich Wall Street bankers? (Their initiation rituals are so much like a college fraternity, I thought this article was a joke.) Aimee Levitt

• That former U.S. congressman Mel Reynolds has been arrested on pornography charges in Zimbabwe? —John Dunlevy

• That members of Pussy Riot were briefly detained in Sochi? Drew Hunt

• About stoned driving versus drunken driving? Steve Bogira

That divorces are a sign of a good economy? Brianna Wellen

• That the chronically itchy may just need a fix for their itch receptor? Steve Bogira

• About the musical lineage of Chicago rapper Lil Herb? Leor Galil