“Since late 2011, Feyer has finished over 95 percent of the New York Times puzzles in less than six minutes. He polishes off 88 percent of the Saturday puzzles — the hardest of the week — in less than five minutes.” From Oliver Roeder in FiveThirtyEight: A Million Little Boxes.

+ “Long before the drug investigation and the events that followed, Bob Sam Castleman was infamous in Pocahontas and beyond for a bizarre incident years earlier involving a copperhead snake.” Will Stephenson in Arkansas Times: A Killing in Pocahontas.

+ Rolling Stone’s Stephen Rodrick: Being Ringo.

+ Kirsten Weir in Nautilus: Can you die from a broken heart?

+ NatGeo has an interactive piece on a city that is rising from ruins: Taking Back Detroit.