RIP Chantal Akerman Credit: AP Photo/Jonathan Short

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

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• About gun violence in Chicago and how it compares to the rest of America? John Dunlevy

• This profile of Bernie Sanders written while he was still mayor of Burlington, Vermont? Ryan Smith

• About Augustus Sol Invictus, the Florida attorney and Libertarian senate candidate who’s admitted to sacrificing a goat and drinking its blood? Gwynedd Stuart

• About “GMO Propaganda and the Sociology of Science”? John Dunlevy

• About LinkedIn’s plans for world domination? Kate Schmidt

• That the great Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman died? Tal Rosenberg

• That Chicago-based electronic music site Little White Earbuds is no more? Leor Galil

• That the Jeff committee gave out theater awards again last night? Tony Adler