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

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• The scientific proof that we don’t know what we’re talking about? Tony Adler

• A New York Post report on the true death of journalism? Clark Kent quits the Daily Planet! Luca Cimarusti

• This essay wondering if political humor works? Jerome Ludwig

• That Metallica is starting its own label? (Will it succeed, and will the results inevitably end up on a DVD?) —Kevin Warwick

• Peter Beinart in The Daily Beast talking about how George W. Bush won last night’s debate? (One word: strategiery.) Tal Rosenberg

• DeRo on the flop that was this year’s Taste of Chicago? —Kate Schmidt

• The excellent look in Crain’s at the shifting philosophy—and ongoing waste—at the City Colleges? Mick Dumke