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

Hey, did you read:

• That Vincent Musetto, author of “the most anatomically evocative headline in the history of American journalism”—HEADLESS BODY IN TOPLESS BAR—has died? Steve Bogira

• That Elon Musk is attempting to provide Internet service from space? Drew Hunt

• About the art and science of bibliotherapy? Aimee Levitt

• That Darth Vader and the shark from Jaws have better poll numbers than all of the candidates for president? Mick Dumke

• That robots are still pretty pathetic? Tal Rosenberg

• That a truck selling alcoholic ice cream is coming to Chicago? Evin Billington

• This inside look at Columbia House, which sold packages of CDs for ridiculously low prices? Leor Galil

• That you’re too old to go to this Chance the Rapper-curated music fest? Gwynedd Stuart

• That Apple has resorted to bully tactics to get its new music-streaming service off the ground? Drew Hunt

• That more than half of the top ten box office hits this year focus their stories on female characters? Evin Billington

• Or watch what happens when women drive-by street-harass men? Gwynedd Stuart