I, for one, welcome our new iPhone overlords. Credit: AP Photo/Eric Risberg

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

Hey, did you read

• About what it’s like to be a war refugee? Aimee Levitt

• About the people who lived with Dylann Roof in a South Carolina trailer before he committed a mass shooting in a Charleston church? Tal Rosenberg

• One man’s account of reconnecting with his kidnappers, nine years later? Julia Thiel

• How the work culture in America isn’t just an issue about age or gender? Sue Kwong

• That in the three top Google searches of the form “Why did God make me ____________?” the question is completed with “ugly,” “gay,” and “black”? Kate Schmidt

• About the new iPhone 6S and its 18 new features?Sue Kwong

• About why so many craft brewers are selling out? John Dunlevy

• Kelefa Sanneh’s New Yorker profile of indie-pop musician Grimes? Tal Rosenberg