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

Hey, did you read:

• That the private sector isn’t all it’s cracked up to be? Drew Hunt

• About the time the nation’s top drug-policy official attended a cocaine-fueled party with Hunter S. Thompson? Mick Dumke

• About the professor from a Palestinian university who led his students on a visit to Auschwitz? Tony Adler

• That the Sun-Times “has temporarily eliminated story commenting on its website until it can develop a system that will ‘foster a productive discussion rather than an embarrassing mishmash of fringe ranting and ill-informed, shrill bomb-throwing'”? John Dunlevy

• Watching the Obamas watch A Raisin in the Sun? Steve Bogira

• About the epic quest to find two 1930s blueswomen? Aimee Levitt

• About the bizarre last decade of Nicolas Cage’s career? Tal Rosenberg

• About all the bands who killed it this weekend at Coachella? Drew Hunt