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  • The times they have a-changed.

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

Hey, did you read:

• That half of all African-American males are arrested by the age of 23? Mick Dumke

• About the dirty business of cleaning up Fukushima? Tony Adler

Wired on “How the NSA Almost Killed the Internet“? —John Dunlevy

• About cat psychology? Aimee Levitt

• That the New York Review of Books is aging poorly? Tal Rosenberg

• About the guy who’s selling Chicago’s “dibs” chairs on Craigslist? Brianna Wellen

• About selling expensive furniture to rich people, celebs in particular? Kevin Warwick

• About irascible film critic Armond White’s latest plea for attention? Drew Hunt

• Or hear Studs Terkel interview a very young Bob Dylan? Aimee Levitt

• That the Cubs should just be kind of bad this season, as opposed to depressingly terrible? (Or maybe this will be more depressing. Oh well, there’s always 2015!) Tal Rosenberg