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Did you read about ketamine, Tumblr, and the New York Times?

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This is what ketamine looks like, in case you were wondering.
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  • This is what ketamine looks like, in case you were wondering.
Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• That the gap between the 1 percent and the 99 percent is only half the story? Steve Bogira

• That in addition to going through phone records of the AP, the Obama administration searched the personal e-mails of a Fox News reporter? Mick Dumke

• That patients with treatment-resistant major depression saw "dramatic improvement" after treatment with ketamine, according to researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at New York's Mount Sinai Hosptial? Ben Sachs

• That Yahoo is purchasing Tumblr for $1.1 billion (more than Facebook spent on Instagram), even though no one's sure it'll be profitable? (Remember when they bought GeoCities for $3.6 billion lolololol?) Gwynedd Stuart

• That the NYT's digital pay model is "the most important and most successful business decision made by the New York Times in many years," according to CEO Mark Thompson? (Elsewhere in Thompson's Columbia University MBA commencement address: "In modern media, you could make the case that the best way forward is to listen carefully to what the industry has to say and then do the exact opposite.") Tal Rosenberg

• About the Japanese fad for dolls whose heads are 3-D printed replicas of real people? Tony Adler

• This profile of stat-head and former ESPN blogger John Hollinger, who is now vice president of basketball operations for the Memphis Grizzlies? Tal Rosenberg

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