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  • Sammy Sosa wants to make amends.

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

Hey, did you read:

• That the mayor’s office collaborated with the producers of CNN’s Chicagoland to ensure Rahm wouldn’t look bad? Leor Galil

• The dish on your colon, from an interview with Mary Roach, author of Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal? Tony Adler

• And on that note: that the late Gabriel García Márquez used to say, “The day when shit becomes worth something, the poor will be born without asses”? Steve Bogira

• About the controversy surrounding a new book that claims to reveal the true source of William Faulkner’s genius? Aimee Levitt

H.G. Wells interviewing Josef Stalin for the New Statesman in 1934? Tal Rosenberg

• That pitchers ought not blatantly put pine tar on their neck for dabbing, A.J. Pierzynski says—they should put it on their pants, belt, cap, or glove? Steve Bogira

• That Sammy Sosa wants to reconcile with the Cubs? Mick Dumke

• About the trick that Jim Koch, cofounder of Boston Beer Company, uses to drink all day without getting drunk? Julia Thiel