• AP Photo/David J. Phillip
  • Dick Cheney sort of dressed as a cowboy

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

Hey, did you read:

• That a political war is raging over same-sex marriage—within Dick Cheney’s family? Mick Dumke

• This says-it-all strip on the new statin guidelines? Deanna Isaacs

• About the story behind some remarkable photographs of Uptown in the mid-70s? Tal Rosenberg

• About the absurd amount of money the former president of Brandeis has received from the university since vacating his position three years ago? (Full disclosure: That’s my alma mater.) Leor Galil

• About the guy who fell out the open door of an airborne plane to his death? Jillian Sandler

• About the 32-year-old diver who yesterday spent three minutes and 38 seconds under water trying to reach a record depth on a single inhalation—and then died? (“It’s an extreme sport,” a fellow diver said.) Steve Bogira

• About the Alabama high school football team that made a gigantic sign that references the Trail of Tears to taunt rival team the Indians? Gwynedd Stuart

• That a Grinnell College basketball player scored more than 100 points in a single game for the second time in as many seasons? Mick Dumke

• That Logan Square venue and bar Ultra Lounge closed its doors for the final time Friday night? Leor Galil