Dystopian themes abound in Wall-E
  • Dystopian themes abound in Wall-E

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

Hey, did you read:

• About J.K. Rowling confessing that she’s also Robert Galbraith? Steve Bogira

• This theory that the Pixar movies are really a continuous dystopian chronicle of the decline of human civilization and how the Earth can only be preserved by love? Aimee Levitt

• That our venerable Chicago Sun-Times colleague Jenny McCarthy is the new cohost of The View, even as she maintains a hectic blogging schedule? (How does she do it?!) Drew Hunt

• That according to new U.N. estimates, the population of Nigeria will exceed that of the U.S. by 2050? Kate Schmidt

• The Times investigates: Who is Fnu Lnu? Sam Worley

• About the bot that finds and retweets anagrams on Twitter? (For instance: “And the shower is still going” and “What! The Golden Girls is on?”) Gwynedd Stuart

• That George Zimmerman is now reportedly thinking about going to law school? Mick Dumke

• . . . while a Zimmerman juror is already shopping for a book deal? Sam Worley

This inquiry into who prepared Shakespeare’s scripts for publication in the First Folio? Tony Adler

• That Taste of Chicago-lite drew an estimated 1.5 million people? Deanna Isaacs