RIP Ornette Coleman
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  • RIP Ornette Coleman

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

Hey, did you read:

• That Ornette Coleman died? Tal Rosenberg

• And so did legendary horror star Christopher Lee? Philip Montoro

• About Elizabeth Warren’s idea for debt-free college? Drew Hunt

• How the tough-on-crime policies of the last several decades have made us less safe? Mick Dumke

• About J. Crew cuts? Steve Bogira

• Or see this video filmed for the exhibit “Chicago Reader in Black and White?” Tony Adler

• This 1964 New York Times story, headlined “Homosexuals Proud of Deviancy,” reporting on calls for what were not yet called gay rights, including the right to serve in the armed forces, to be protected against job discrimination, and to marry? Kate Schmidt

• How to dude up Pride and Prejudice? (“Jane Austen receives feedback from Tim, a guy in her MFA workshop.”) Aimee Levitt

• About the 17-year old high school dropout behind the “Tinder for real estate” app that just launched in Chicago? Ryan Smith

• About Dirty Corner, Anish Kapoor’s new sculpture at Versailles, which the Bean sculptor says represents “the queen’s vagina” taking power? Kate Schmidt