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

Hey, did you read:

• That Eric Cantor’s stunning loss yesterday to a Tea Party candidate will make House Republicans even more conservative? Steve Bogira

• About what it’s like to attend Vienna Beef’s Hot Dog University? Mike Sula

• Dave Chappelle’s explanation on why he left TV (and the public eye)? Kevin Warwick

• That the answer to the question, Does handwriting matter?, seems to be yes? Tony Adler

• This sometimes tragic, sometimes triumphant history of Entertainment Weekly? Aimee Levitt

• A boy’s guide to not being a jerk? Drew Hunt

• About the search for John Wilkes Booth’s diary in a Brooklyn subway tunnel? Aimee Levitt

• That there’s a new marine animal in charge of predicting the outcomes of World Cup games down in Brazil? (#RIPPaul) Jessica Cohn