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

Hey, did you read:

• That the long-term effects of climate change are basically irreversible? Tal Rosenberg

• The sorry state of indie film distribution? Drew Hunt

• That the Hungry Brain will be following in the footsteps of other divey classics like the Beachwood and Club Foot by closing its doors before the year is over? (Bummer.) Luca Cimarusti

• About the women’s college basketball game that was held two weeks early to include a player who’s dying of brain cancer? Mick Dumke

• About the woman who crowdfunded $573 to cover an outrageously expensive Uber ride? Brianna Wellen

• About the “terrible 32s”? Gwynedd Stuart