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

Hey, did you read:

• That many CPS students affected by school shutdowns are not attending their newly assigned schools for fear of gang violence? Tal Rosenberg

• That women are bypassed in corporate America—even in corporate crime schemes. Mick Dumke

• About why San Francisco just can’t hold any more people? Kevin Warwick

• D.T. Max’s New Yorker profile of Jack Dorsey (@Jack)—cofounder, former CEO, and current chairman of Twitter, and founder and CEO of Square? (Dorsey: “Twitter is about moving words. Square is about moving money.”) Tal Rosenberg

• That “Stories” could undermine Snapchat? Steve Bogira

• This depthless essay on unusable words? Tony Adler

• That because of the government shutdown, foxes and squirrels are taking over the White House grounds? —Brianna Wellen

Gloria Steinem’s thoughts on Miley Cyrus (fortunately not expressed via open letter or scolding)? Aimee Levitt

• About what it’s like to have a grade-school bully, one who endlessly tormented you and made your childhood miserable, get in touch decades later via Facebook? Kevin Warwick

• That, according to Kenan Thompson, SNL‘s diversity problem is due to a lack of talented black comediennes? —Brianna Wellen

• About Steve Bartman’s ten-year-long self-imposed exile from Wrigley Field and the latest theory that a welcome back ceremony could lift the Curse? Aimee Levitt

• And why we should love the Cardinals? (Chicago caveat: only in the postseason; in April, animosity can continue as usual.) Aimee Levitt