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

Hey, did you read:

• That Mayor Emanuel is considering a $1 increase in Chicago’s minimum wage, to be followed by one pegged to inflation—or at least wants it heard that he supports the idea? (The current minimum wage in the city, as throughout Illinois, is $8.25.) Steve Bogira

• That, as Mark Brown writes, the special prosecutor’s report on the death of David Koschman, contains “absolutely no evidence that the Daley family tried to put in a fix”? (But “nobody had to tell anybody that going after a Daley might not be a ticket to a promotion,” the Sun-Times points out in an editorial.) Steve Bogira

• About colleagues of Al-Jazeera reporter Peter Greste, demonstrating on his behalf after he was detained by Egyptian authorities? Tony Adler

• That despite our complicated range of feelings, new research suggests that there are only four basic emotions? Brianna Wellen

• About “Science Guy” Bill Nye’s public debate with Australian creationist Ken Ham? Ben Sachs

• Molly Lambert’s overview of the Woody Allen and Dylan Farrow controversy? Tal Rosenberg

• Simon Reynolds’s review of Morrissey’s Autobiography? (“Musically, too, it becomes apparent that for all the yearning tenderness and fragile shimmer-jangle of songs like ‘Reel Around the Fountain,’ and ‘There Is a Light That Never Goes Out,’ the Smiths were a punk band as far as Morrissey’s concerned: an aggressive pushback against the world that had overlooked and mocked him, an act of vengeance.”) Tal Rosenberg

• That George Zimmerman is going to fight DMX in a “celebrity” boxing match? Drew Hunt