Hansel, so hot right now
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  • Hansel, so hot right now

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

Hey, did you read:

• That Wikipedia is suing the NSA? Tal Rosenberg

• Rick Perlstein on why you should vote for Chuy? Tal Rosenberg

• Noted criminal defense attorney Thomas Durkin on allegations that the Chicago Police Department operates a “black site” for detainees? Mick Dumke

• About what Monopoly can teach us about Ferguson? Steve Bogira

• About the Chicago artist who is collecting pictures that are too hard for their owners to keep (NSFW)? Gwynedd Stuart

• That male belly dancers are making a comeback in Turkey? Deanna Isaacs

• Kelefa Sanneh on New York hardcore? Tal Rosenberg

• About the secret history of “Flaming Moe’s”? Drew Hunt

• About Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson crashing Paris Fashion Week to announce Zoolander 2? Cassidy Ryan