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  • El Chapo during more incarcerated times

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

Hey, did you read:

• That Sinaloa drug cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has escaped from a maximum-security prison in Mexico? John Dunlevy

• That Atticus Finch is something other than a “plaster saint” in Harper Lee’s Go Set A Watchman, to be published tomorrow? Steve Bogira

• About the stingray deaths at Brookfield Zoo? Luca Cimarusti

• About the current state of the American mafia? Drew Hunt

• About the drug operation that allegedly employed women to smuggle heroin from Chicago to Michigan in their vaginas? Mick Dumke

• These considerations of spinsters and bachelors? Aimee Levitt

• The Economist’s obituary for 16-year-old calico cat Tama-Chan, who for eight years served as station master at a small Japanese rail station, her popularity turning its fortune around? Kate Schmidt

• About an earthquake that will most likely destroy a sizable portion of the Pacific Northwest? Tal Rosenberg

• Carol Marin’s observations on the departure of Sun-Times columnist Steve Huntley? Deanna Isaacs

• The recollections of an acting coach for porn stars? Aimee Levitt