Started from the bottom now we here
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  • Started from the bottom now we here

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

Hey, did you read:

• That NYT media critic David Carr died? (Also: A.O. Scott‘s appraisal and Carr’s famous exposé of Sam Zell’s Chicago Tribune.) Tal Rosenberg

• About the epic (and kind of gross) journey of Lincoln’s corpse from Washington home to Springfield? Aimee Levitt

• About a day—sort of—in the life of the New York Times? Aimee Levitt

• That Colorado’s legal pot business generated $700 million in sales last year, earning the state $76 million in taxes and fees? Mick Dumke

• That Drake dropped a surprise mixtape last night? Leor Galil

• About the alleged dibs bombing? Luca Cimarusti

• About football and America’s obsession with violence? Drew Hunt

• That Vice has named its first female editor in chief—and that she’s promising “more female correspondents”? Mara Shalhoup