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Did you read about Edward Snowden, Detroit, and the Tony Awards?

Posted By on 06.10.13 at 11:29 AM

The Steppenwolf production of Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which won three Tonys last night.
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  • The Steppenwolf production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which won three Tonys last night.
Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• All about the unveiling of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden? Kevin Warwick

• And how he has fled the United States to seek asylum somewhere with strong civil liberties laws—like Iceland? Mick Dumke

• About Detroit's mountains of petroleum coke, which are "dirtier than the dirtiest fuel"? Tal Rosenberg

• About the impact of the sequester on Head Start? Steve Bogira

• Jonathan Safran Foer on how technological "connectedness" is diminishing us? ("My daily use of technological communication has been shaping me into someone more likely to forget others.") Steve Bogira

• About Cheerios and mixed-race marriages? Steve Bogira

• Bill Savage's review of Thomas Dyja's The Third Coast, where he implicitly takes Rachel Shteir to school? Kate Schmidt

• That the Broadway transfer of Steppenwolf Theatre's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? won Tony Awards last night for best revival of a play, best direction of a play (Pam McKinnon), and best performance by an actor in a leading role in a play (Tracy Letts)? Tony Adler

• That former Lyric Opera conductor and artistic director Bruno Bartoletti has died? Deanna Isaacs

• That Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew was stopped by the TSA for carrying a cane that looks like a light saber? Gwynedd Stuart

• About the death of Mott Green, anarchist chocolatier? Aimee Levitt

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