• AP
  • Ken Norton, 1974

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

Hey, did you read:

• That the world is coming to an end . . . in 1.75 to 3.75 billion years? Tal Rosenberg

• About how social media is contributing to gang violence in Chicago? Brianna Wellen

• That when it comes to investigating young gang members in New York, “Facebook . . . is the most reliable informer”—and that such surveillance might amount to “a virtual stop-and-frisk effort”? Mara Shalhoup

• That Starbucks is now politely asking customers not to bring guns to their stores? Mick Dumke

• That Obama’s decision not to bomb Syria without congressional approval is a triumph for the Constitution and the rule of law? Tal Rosenberg

• Or see the portrait of Toronto mayor (and alleged crack smoker) Rob Ford? Gwynedd Stuart

• That Ken Norton is dead? Tony Adler

• The Serious Eats guide to Chicago’s unique dishes? Julia Thiel

• This rant about how members of Gen Y don’t feel special and entitled, just poor. (Bonus subrant in the comments.) Aimee Levitt