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  • Chinua Achebe, RIP

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

Hey, did you read:

• That conservatives should embrace environmentalism as a way to protect property rights? Mick Dumke

• That Chinua Achebe, the author of Things Fall Apart, has died? Tal Rosenberg

• That Siri might soon haunt your every waking moment? Mara Shalhoup

• That according to a new study, NPR has one of the quickest-loading online news sites, the Trib one of the slowest? (Interesting methodological exchange in the comments here.) Kate Schmidt

• That the understudy for Cat was fired from the Broadway production of Breakfast at Tiffany’s due to lack of acting talent? Aimee Levitt

• That Chicago leads the way in late-night pizza orders? Luca Cimarusti