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

Hey, did you read:

• Matt Taibbi on Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, who’s joined Hillary Clinton as a Democratic candidate for president? Kate Schmidt

• David Simon on how the drug war in Baltimore wrecked relations between cops and blacks? (He was interviewed by the Marshall Project.) Steve Bogira

• About how segregation led inevitably to the injustices in Baltimore, Ferguson, and throughout the nation? Steve Bogira

• That Alderman Roberto Maldonado doesn’t want Riot Fest back in Humboldt Park? Drew Hunt

• Or see film director Fritz Lang describing the meeting he took with Joseph Goebbels? Tony Adler

• That while digital subscriptions are up 14 percent, the New York Times nevertheless lost $14 million in the first quarter of this year? Tal Rosenberg

• That the battle for profit is in customer interface? Sue Kwong

• About “frexting,” otherwise known as platonic sexting? Drew Hunt

• Or see these beautiful photos of the woman from the yurt? Sue Kwong