Did you read about Venmo scams, Donald Trump, and pharmaceutical ads? | Bleader

Did you read about Venmo scams, Donald Trump, and pharmaceutical ads?

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Now you can see a portrait of him painted with menstrual blood! - JUSTIN SULLIVAN/GETTY IMAGES
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  • Now you can see a portrait of him painted with menstrual blood!

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

Hey, did you read

• How scammers are using a loophole to steal thousands of dollars from Venmo users? Sue Kwong

• About the portrait of Donald Trump executed in the artist's own menstrual blood? Tony Adler

• How pharmaceutical ads got those draconian side-effect warnings and why they shouldn't be dumped? Deanna Isaacs

• This New Yorker profile of "Skinnygirl" Bethenny Frankel, who rose from driving Nikki and Paris Hilton to school and being on Celebrity Wives of New York (even though she wasn't married, just engaged) to triumphing over the likes of Jim Beam with Trump-like chutzpah? ("I own Skinnygirl, but Beam paid me all this money to use her. I win.") Kate Schmidt

American Theatre magazine's list of the ten most-produced plays of 2015-16? (Number nine is by a Chicago-based playwright.) Tony Adler

• About the possible first-ever selfies taken at the Bean? Brianna Wellen

• That film critic Wesley Morris is leaving Grantland to join the New York Times as "critic-at-large"? Tal Rosenberg

• About Greg Graffin's new book? Gwynedd Stuart

• About the pain of being named Gary? Aimee Levitt

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