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Did you read about NFL cheerleaders, Ira Glass, and Ghostbusters?

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Hey, did you read:

• Michael Specter on the threat of viruses, seen and unseen? Steve Bogira

• John Lanchester on the language of the finance industry? Tal Rosenberg

• How NFL cheerleaders represent the problem of wage stagnation in the United States? Mick Dumke

• That, according to a study by the British Theatre Consortium, only a little over a third of theatergoers consult reviews or media coverage of the shows they see? Tony Adler

• That the Indian Parliament has hired 40 professional monkey impersonators to scare off the rhesus macaques that regularly break into government buildings? Ben Sachs

• The New Yorker's Rebecca Mead responding to Ira Glass's "Shakespeare sucks" tweet? Tony Adler

• About the all-female Ghostbusters reboot? Brianna Wellen

• About how two stoned college students created a Wikipedia hoax about the origins of the children's book character Amelia Bedelia? (It's been five years, and it's still being cited as fact.) Aimee Levitt

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