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

Hey, did you read:

• That Northwestern University professor Alice Dreger has resigned in protest over administrative censorship? Tony Adler

• This Atlantic piece looking at Fats Domino’s white Steinway grand as a metaphor for the rebuilding of New Orleans after Katrina? Kate Schmidt

• That ISIS is a fan of U.S. anti-hacking laws? Mick Dumke

• That running for president might not be in Joe Biden’s best interest? Drew Hunt

• About “Why the Rich Love Burning Man“? John Dunlevy

• David Samuels on the Gracie jiu-jitsu dynasty? Tal Rosenberg

• Also, how Born to Run is a product of the erosion of the working class in the early 70sMick Dumke

• About what it’s like to be a server at one of New York City’s most expensive restaurants? (“The nightly grotesquerie was almost exciting. But something happened after spending too many nights delivering four- or five-figure checks on silver trays. Estrangement did set in.”) Drew Hunt