Cool guy Bernie Sanders

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

Hey, did you read:

• That Uber continues to wage war to save itself from increased regulations, this time in New York City? —Tanner Howard

• That Bernie Sanders might be the most popular guy on the campaign trail? Drew Hunt

• That a contract worker was killed by a robot at a Volkswagen plant in Germany? Ben Sachs

• That the Labadie Collection at the University of Michigan has digitized 2,000 social protest posters, from the early 20th century to the present? Tony Adler

• That Stephen Colbert hosted a 40-minute public access talk show in Monroe, Michigan (called Only in Monroe), and one of his guest stars was Eminem, “a local Michigander who is making a name for himself in the world of competitive music”? Tyler Daswick

• About the chorus on the toilet and eleven more of opera’s most controversial productions? Deanna Isaacs

• That the mayor of San Pedro Huamelula, Mexico, married an alligator, as he does every year at this time, apparently with the blessing of his human wife? Tony Adler