Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Did you read about journalism, Alfred Hitchcock, and March Madness?

Posted By on 03.20.13 at 11:39 AM

Let the games begin
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Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• That New York police have spent a million hours arresting low-level pot possessors since Michael Bloomberg has been mayor? Mick Dumke

• That American journalism is in its glory days? Kate Schmidt

• That someone bought a house across the street from Westboro Baptist and painted it like a gay-pride flag? Gwynedd Stuart

• About how a Jerusalem soccer team with racist fans illustrates the current political climate in Israel? Tal Rosenberg

• That while they all laughed when Arthur Koestler wrote The Thirteenth Tribe, in which he traced European Jewish roots back to the early medieval Khazar empire, genetic analysis suggests he was right? Tony Adler

This solution for the felony-violation risk you incur when you click on a "terms of service" agreement button? Deanna Isaacs

• That romance novels are no longer rape-tastic and have become feminist? Aimee Levitt

• That nine of Alfred Hitchcock's early silent films, which have been digitally restored by the British Film Institute, will make the repertory rounds this summer? Drew Hunt

• That President Obama, like many other (hopefully) insightful individuals, has picked Indiana to win the tournament? Mick Dumke

• That while Your Irrational Need to Be Different will be a favorite in March Madness office pools, you might keep an eye on All Those Pathetic, Heartbreaking Delusions? Steve Bogira

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