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

Hey, did you read:

• That our great and growing inequality makes a robust recovery difficult, according to Joseph Stiglitz? Steve Bogira

• That police have issued the highest number of marijuana tickets in Portage Park? Mike Sula

• Everything on the Internet about the ongoing Manti Te’o saga? (I sure did, including the e-mail conversation about it between Chuck Klosterman and Malcolm Gladwell.) Kevin Warwick

• Carl Sandburg’s newly discovered poem about handguns? Tony Adler

• The death of “irascible and brilliant” baseball manager Earl Weaver? Mick Dumke

• About Lupe Fiasco’s insane Inauguration performance? Leor Galil

• Martin Douglas on being the only black guy at the indie-rock show? Tal Rosenberg