Coming in 2016
  • Coming in 2016

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

Hey, did you read:

• The sobering timeline of Chicago’s 2012 homicides by Mick Dumke

David Carr on the publication of handgun permit names and addresses? (“In trendy journalistic circles, data is all the rage,” but data “doesn’t always tell the truth.”) Steve Bogira

• How Congress essentially blocked research on gun violence? Mick Dumke

• That today is the day that fare hikes go into effect on CTA bus and rail lines (including a new five-dollar charge on Blue Line trains leaving O’Hare)? Tal Rosenberg

• The White House response to a petition to “secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016”? —John Dunlevy

• The chart of emotions for which English offers no names? Tony Adler

That Hollywood is working double time to make up for the gender-equality shortcomings of the Obama administration? (Of course, Hollywood still has plenty to answer for.) Mara Shalhoup