- AP Photo/Paul Schiraldi, HBO
- David Simon called it five years ago.
Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.
Hey, did you read:
• About the treatment of detainees after 9/11? (ProPublica offers a guide to the 577-page nonpartisan report released last week.) —Steve Bogira
• That a new survey by whateverwhocares.com proclaims the worst job of 2013 to be newspaper reporter? (Take that, lumberjack!) —Kevin Warwick
• That your family is giving you warts? —Gwynedd Stuart
• About the guy that found a two-year-old McDonald's hamburger in his pocket that looks as good as the day he bought it? —Mike Sula
• About opera's wannabe Oscar awards? (The Met orchestra is the only American winner.) —Deanna Isaacs
• That Jane Austen is the unacknowledged founder of game theory? —Aimee Levitt
• More by and about the unstoppable John le Carre, who swears by walking, reading, swimming, and drinking and urinates while standing at eye level with a figurine of George W. Bush? —Kate Schmidt
• This eulogy Philip Roth wrote for his high school homeroom teacher? —Aimee Levitt
• That former NBA superstar Allen Iverson is broke, reclusive, and depressed? —Tal Rosenberg
• This Elle interview with Kim Gordon where she openly talks about her pending divorce from that one guy who was in that one band with her? —Luca Cimarusti
• . . . or, rather, see Michael Shannon's interpretation of the psycho sorority e-mail? —Tony Adler