Did you read about Kanye West, Vladimir Putin, and low-stakes testing?

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Kanye West, noted blowfish
Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• About the benefits of low-stakes testing? Steve Bogira

• That (at least according to a Pew Research study) Americans really dig Jews, but atheists and Muslims not so much? Aimee Levitt

• That political favoritism and wealth disparities are visible from outer space? Mick Dumke

• This particularly candid interview with Kanye West in GQ? ("Yeah, I'm a blowfish. I'm not a shark, I'm a blowfish.") Drew Hunt

• That the Baffler and New Yorker's complete archives are now available online to anyone? Aimee Levitt

• That the former Goldblatt's building in Logan Square will soon be home to new retail outlets and restaurants? ("The leases of the building's former retail tenants were not renewed at the location—leaving several "we have moved" signs on the windows beside the last holdout, the warehouse-sized Shoe Source, 2768 N. Milwaukee Ave., which will close Sept. 1, according to a store manager.") Drew Hunt

• That Vladimir Putin has an 83 percent approval rating in Russia? Mick Dumke

• About the pitfalls of precrastination? Steve Bogira

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