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

Hey, did you read:

• About the letter the U.S. government once sent ordering Native Americans on reservations to cut their hair and stop using traditional face paint? Mick Dumke

• That it’s not just the children and teachers in a suburban Atlanta school who needed Antoinette Tuff’s courage? Mara Shalhoup

• The NYT magazine profile of Homeland actor, Broadway star, and native Chicagoan Mandy Patinkin? Tal Rosenberg

• That the Koch brothers are no longer interested in buying the Chicago Tribune? Deanna Isaacs

• That Chicago’s former schools chief says he and Mayor Emanuel should have worked with parents and teachers instead of engaging in the showdown that led to last year’s teacher strike? Mick Dumke

• Wong Kar Wai explaining the idea behind the multiple cuts of his new film, The Grandmaster? Drew Hunt

• About why we should feel sorry for landlords? Aimee Levitt

• That Daphne Carr of the Best Music Writing series has surfaced to offer an explanation and an apology? (And to announce that the successfully crowdfunded 2012 anthology is officially never coming out) Philip Montoro