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

Hey, did you read:

• That kids are fighting less in school these days? Will Greenberg

• That NBC paid Chelsea Clinton an annual salary of $600,000 to serve as a special correspondent? J.R. Jones

• About alcoholic woman writers? Aimee Levitt

• That, as a push to theater companies, a group called Kilroy has issued a list of 46 plays written by women and worth producing? Tony Adler

• That the Cubs are talking to Jeff Samardzija about a contract extension? (Now that they’re back in the race.) Steve Bogira

New York magazine’s controversial profile of controversial photographer Terry Richardson? Tal Rosenberg

• That the Bourbon Review calls Chicago’s own Delilah’s one of the five “top bourbon bars in America”? (You may also want to check out the story from last March about bourbon and Girl Scout cookie pairings.) Tony Adler

• About the rebranding of Humboldt Park’s shopping district as “WOW” (West of Western)? Tal Rosenberg

• At Rogerebert.com, Steven Boone on Kevin B. Lee’s Transformers: The Premake, which plays at the Nightingale this Friday? Ben Sachs