Goodbye, Hans.

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

Hey, did you read:

• That Alan Rickman died? (Also at age 69 from cancer, just like Bowie.) Brianna Wellen

• That Al Jazeera America is shutting down? Tal Rosenberg

• That HuffPost Live is no more? Leor Galil

• That videos of the fatal police shooting of Cedrick Chatman may finally be released today? Steve Bogira

• That the completely awesome Morning News Tournament of Books is back? And that Reader contributor Janet Potter will be a guest commentator? Aimee Levitt

• That the newest Louis Vuitton model is the character Lightning from the Final Fantasy video game franchise? (Will she ride a Chocobo down the runway?) Ryan Smith

• About how white the Oscars are? Again? Brianna Wellen