Did you read about George Clooney, The Simpsons, and Thomas Pynchon?

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Even Thomas Pynchons a fan.
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  • Even Thomas Pynchon's a fan.

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

Hey, did you read:

• That China has finally come around on climate change? Drew Hunt

• About this morning's protest at 87th and State by fast food workers seeking an hourly minimum of $15? Steve Bogira

• About the "side-boob challenge" honoring murdered journalists James Foley and Steve Sotloff? Tony Adler

• That George Clooney will direct a drama about the News of the World phone-hacking scandal? J.R. Jones

• That The Simpsons marathon raised FXX's viewership by 500 percent? Brianna Wellen

• That Thomas Pynchon edited his dialogue for his appearances on The Simpsons so as not to speak ill of Homer? Aimee Levitt

Harvard Lampoon's Huffington Psst? Brianna Wellen

• This lengthy defense of Empire Records? Tal Rosenberg

• About Japanese pop-metal outfit Babymetal? Leor Galil

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