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

Hey, did you read:

• That early voting for the February 24th municipal election started this morning? John Dunlevy

• That a Ukrainian Village woman had her brakes cut for parking in a spot marked by dibs? Tal Rosenberg

• That a State Supreme Court chief justice told local Alabama judges not to issue same-sex marriage licenses? Cassidy Ryan

• That Adnan Syed of the Serial podcast was granted an appeal? Zara Yost

• About the new wave of research into using LSD and other psychedelic drugs to help patients with alcoholism, depression, and terminal diseases? Mick Dumke

• That Crain’s closed their Washington bureau and cut five jobs? Tal Rosenberg

• That film footage of the 1915 Eastland disaster has just been found? Aimee Levitt

• How to be a friend in deed? Sue Kwong

• About the rival interior decorators who have devised floor plans for the homes of famous TV characters? Aimee Levitt

• That Molly Ringwald and Stoya are bringing a literary salon, Women of Letters, to New York in an effort to celebrate the “lost art of letter writing”? Zara Yost