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  • The John Hancock might put its distinct signature on official landmark status.

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

Hey, did you read:

• About the tax credits, deductions, exclusions, exemptions, deferrals, reductions, discharges, and preferences that mainly benefit the rich? Steve Bogira

• That Chicago continues to suffer from income inequality—but seven other big American cities are worse? Mick Dumke

• About how music distorts our sense of time (and that the most dangerous music to listen to while driving is Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries” because of the changing tempos)? Aimee Levitt

• Gabrielle Glaser’s Atlantic piece on the “irrationality” of Alcholics Anonymous, and the same-day rebuttal posted at newyorkmag.com? Kate Schmidt

• That the Hancock is not yet, but might soon be, an official landmark? Deanna Isaacs

• About the crazy shit found on Taobao, China’s version of eBay? Drew Hunt

• About this expat who has been living in Airbnbs for the last year? Sue Kwong

• Or watch this poetry-festival performance by high school students explaining how American media portray the social oppression of people of color? Qudsiya Siddiqui

• The strange things people google in every state? Sue Kwong