Monday, May 12, 2014

Did you read about Boko Haram, Fred Eychaner, and Kenny G?

Posted By on 05.12.14 at 11:30 AM

Kenny G: Huge in China
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  • Kenny G: Huge in China
Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• That Boko Haram have released a video in which they offer to exchange abducted Nigerian schoolgirls for the release of militant prisoners? Tal Rosenberg

• About the benefits of mixing rich and poor kids in early childhood programs such as Head Start? Steve Bogira

• About Fred Eychaner, the Chicagoan who's one of the top Democratic donors in the country? Mick Dumke

• About Amazon's schemes to prevent readers from buying books published by Hachette Book Group (a conglomerate that includes Grand Central, Little Brown, and Hyperion), with which it's currently feuding? Aimee Levitt

• About how the world map might look if lingual empires were a thing? (Sorry, Quebec.) Jessica Cohn

• About Calamityware: disaster scenarios on porcelain dinner plates? Mike Sula

• About China's infatuation with Kenny G? Leor Galil

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