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  • The ESPN studios in Connecticut

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

Hey, did you read:

• That NSA officers “on several occasions have channeled their agency’s enormous eavesdropping power to spy on love interests“? —John Dunlevy

• How ESPN has gone from broadcasting college football games to setting schedules and “creating professional sports empires” on campuses? Mick Dumke

• That at long last, the New York Times dropped the F-bomb? (Drudge siren.) Sam Worley

• The New Yorker‘s profile of men’s singles tennis player Novak Djokovic, who’s currently number one in the world? Tal Rosenberg

• That according to a food industry “innovation officer,” the average American eats 4.9 meals a day? Sam Worley

• That the Bibliotreka, the Read/Write Library’s mobile library, was stolen over the weekend in Logan Square? Gwynedd Stuart

• Nicholas Rapold’s profile of Brian de Palma? Drew Hunt

• That archaeologists think they may have discovered the tomb of Alexander the Great? Aimee Levitt

• About Muriel Siebert, the badass who was the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange? Aimee Levitt

• That James Pritzker, scion of the superrich Chicago family, has announced that from now on he’ll be living as a woman named Jennifer Natalya Pritzker? Tony Adler

• Harrison Ford was Joan Didion’s carpenter? (“I was happy with his work,” she says, “and even happier with his presence in the house because he was a great moral force.”) Sam Worley