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  • Gary Oldman makes a fool of himself in Playboy

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

Hey, did you read:

• That the crazed Teddy Roosevelt captured on camera during the U.S. World Cup game against Portugal is a Chicagoan? Kevin Warwick

• That CPS is moving toward reducing suspensions—but not in charters? Steve Bogira

• About the legacy of Pocahontas (the real, historical one, not the Disney version)? Aimee Levitt

• That Felix Dennis, the publisher of Maxim and The Week, has died? (An entertaining obit: ” . . . the judge gave Mr. Dennis a lighter sentence because, he said, he ‘was very much less intelligent’ than the others.”) Tal Rosenberg

• Steve Coll on Amazon’s impact on publishing? Tal Rosenberg

• Or see images from the Hubble telescope of one star devouring another? Mick Dumke

• Rick Steves on meeting a man (in 1969) who saw Gavrilo Princip shoot Franz Ferdinand and start World War I? Aimee Levitt

• Or listen to Reds Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman get very dark during the Reds-Cubs game last night while explaining that his biggest fear is dying alone in a hotel room? Kevin Warwick

• About Gary Oldman shooting his mouth off to Playboy (yes, it still exists!) on the subject of political correctness? Tony Adler