Gone in November Credit: Jeffrey Marini

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

Hey, did you read

• That Sierra Nevada snowpack is the lowest it’s been in 500 years? Gwynedd Stuart

• That in the next decade Houston is projected to pass Chicago as the third-biggest city in the U.S.? Sue Kwong

• About the recommendations of the Ferguson Commission appointed last fall by the Missouri’s governor? John Dunlevy

• That investors in SFX (which owns local concert promotion company React Presents) filed a class action lawsuit against the company? Leor Galil

• That Japonais (now Japonais by Morimoto) is closing? (And this Awl article about why restaurants like this one are all shuttering.) Tal Rosenberg

• About victim culture and the bottomless pit of microaggressions? Tony Adler

• An interview with Steve Albini in Psychology Today? Tal Rosenberg

• About Donald Trump’s (and a few other Republican candidates’) campaign visit to the Iowa-Iowa State game? Kate Schmidt