Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Did you read about the Syrian Electronic Army, the shelf life of a diamond, and Julius Rosenwald?

Posted By on 08.28.13 at 11:31 AM

Apparently diamonds arent forever
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  • Apparently diamonds aren't forever
Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• That the New York Times has apparently come under a hack attack from the Syrian Electronic Army? Tony Adler

• That a diamond is not forever? Aimee Levitt

• About the new additions to the online Oxford Dictionaries? ("Derp," "selfie," and "srsly" are now totally acceptable words.) —Brianna Wellen

• That Sears, Roebuck partner and president Julius Rosenwald did some fairly astounding good works in the areas of fair housing and equal eduction for African-Americans? Tony Adler

• This story of a kidnapping in Somalia? Aimee Levitt

• That Bobby Riggs may have tanked the "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match against Billie Jean King for Mafia money? Tal Rosenberg

• That the artist who put Putin in drag has fled Russia? Deanna Isaacs

• That J Dilla's uncle is opening a doughnut shop in Detroit called Dilla's Delights? —Leor Galil

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