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

Hey, did you read:

• Jim DeRogatis’s negative assessment of this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival? Ben Sachs

• Paul Krugman on how Detroit isn’t really the new Greece? Tal Rosenberg

• About the south and west side submarine sandwich phenomenon known as the Jim Shoe? Mike Sula

• Seven years after he was last in the big leagues, former star Cubs pitcher Mark Prior is still trying to make a comeback? Mick Dumke

• Also: How investment bankers are manipulating the price of metals and threatening capitalism itself? Mick Dumke

• Now that it’s operating at a profit, the Port of Chicago is about to be leased to a private firm for 62 years? Deanna Isaacs

• This defense of Sex and the City by the great Emily Nussbaum? (“It’s a classic misunderstanding, I think, stemming from an unexamined hierarchy: the assumption that anything stylized (or formulaic, or pleasurable, or funny, or feminine, or explicit about sex rather than about violence, or made collaboratively) must be inferior.”) Aimee Levitt

• DJ Rashad discussing every track on his new EP? Leor Galil