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Did you read about Ukraine, privilege, and Ozzy Osbourne?

Posted By on 05.14.14 at 11:45 AM

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

Hey, did you read:

• About whether democracy can stop inequality from rising? ("The answer echoing down the halls of history is not encouraging.") Steve Bogira

• Slavoj Zizek on what the Russian intervention in Ukraine reveals about Western history and the current state of the world? Tal Rosenberg

• That people used to sleep in phases? (They awoke around midnight, spent a few hours talking, reading, praying, having sex, or brewing beer, then went back to sleep.) Steve Bogira

• That a study has found that gamblers actually do have lucky streaks, though not for the reasons they think? Mick Dumke

• That students at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government will now be required to take a course during orientation on checking their privilege? Aimee Levitt

• And this interview with Peggy McIntosh, who coined the term "white privilege"? Aimee Levitt

• Or see this map of the most common languages spoken in the U.S. that are not English or Spanish? Aimee Levitt

• About the incredible loads mounted on Vietnamese motorbikes (photos)? Kevin Warwick

• That Ozzy Osbourne's application to renovate his barn into a two-bedroom home was denied because the bats and critters that share the space could be harmed? (Unless he eats them all, then he should be in the clear.) Lisa Schulz

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