Quentin Tarantino: Not so happy at the moment
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  • Quentin Tarantino: Not so happy at the moment

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

Hey, did you read:

• That the neighborhood news site EveryBlock is coming back, starting tomorrow? Ben Sachs

• That smartphone users are getting smarter? Mara Shalhoup

• About Amazon’s “anticipatory shipping,” which will send you things you might want before you order them? Brianna Wellen

• That the directors of Chicagoland, the forthcoming CNN documentary series on Rahm Emanuel—er, on Chicago government—asked their regular agency not to rep them for this show, to avoid a conflict of interest? (Their regular agency is headed by Rahm’s brother Ari.) Steve Bogira

• That Quentin Tarantino’s new script was leaked online and now he’s very, very upset? (I bet it was Michael Madsen.) Drew Hunt

• That the third edition of the Oxford English Dictionary will have an entry for “phat”? Aimee Levitt

• That there’s a new women’s empowerment crowd-funding project on Indiegogo set up to counteract the controversial $10,000 bounty Jezebel put out for unretouched photos of Lena Dunham’s recent Vogue photo shoot? Jessica Cohn

• That Warren Buffett is sponsoring a contest that will award $1 billion to anyone who picks a perfect bracket for the men’s NCAA basketball tournament? Mick Dumke

• That bop kings Dlow and Lil Kemo performed “The Dlow Shuffle” on Fox 32‘s Good Day Chicago, and the hosts were awkward as hell? (Sample quote: “It’s way better than the Harlem Shuffle.”) Leor Galil