Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Did you read about Floyd Mayweather, Shane MacGowan, and Bea Arthur Naked?

Posted By on 05.15.13 at 11:04 AM

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

Hey, did you read:

• That America's new oligarchs live in Silicon Valley? Tal Rosenberg

• About why the Red Line is so slow on the south side? Steve Bogira

• About the Alaskan village whose residents are among the first "climate refugees"? Kate Schmidt

• This Salon interview with Jaron Lanier, a "computer science pioneer" who believes that the Internet destroys the middle class? Tal Rosenberg

• That boxer Floyd Mayweather is the highest-earning athlete in the country? (Derrick Rose ranks a mere seventh.) Mick Dumke

• That the painting Bea Arthur Naked could sell for $2.5 million? Gwynedd Stuart

• That the Pogues' Shane MacGowan is alive and looking for a dentist to fix his teeth? Aimee Levitt

• About the comedian who raised money via Kickstarter to skywrite a joke? Gwynedd Stuart

• The various speculative theories as to why a giant rubber duck deflated in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor? Ben Sachs

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