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Did you read about Kim Jong-un, horny fish, and Jonathan Franzen?

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

Hey, did you read:

• That Rahm endorsed Pat to help Bruce according to Kirk? Steve Bogira

• That Dennis Rodman BFF Kim Jong-un has been awarded an honorary doctorate in economics? Kate Schmidt

• About the controversial kiss in Kurdistan? Ben Sachs

• About the confirmation of a Bulgarian woman as the mother of Greece's mystery girl? Jillian Sandler

• That Orthodox Jewish ghosts are haunting the Delish Diner on Division Street? Tal Rosenberg

• About how residents of a town on the south coast of England were kept awake at night by the mating calls of horny fish? Aimee Levitt

• About factose intolerant, polterguy, Gaststättenneueröffnungsuntergangsgewissheit, and other words and phrases we could really use? Steve Bogira

• This profile of Jeremie Ruby-Strauss, editor of Tucker Max and Snooki and proponent of high-quality trash? Aimee Levitt

• And this interview with Jonathan Franzen about writing and financial success, maybe the first ever that doesn't make him sound like a pretentious tool? (Of course there's the inevitable response from Jennifer Weiner.) Aimee Levitt

• That Spotify now has a recipe app? Leor Galil

Bob Pollard's incredibly rude (and hilarious) e-mail to departing "classic era" GBV drummer Kevin Fennell? Luca Cimarusti

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