• Kim Jong-un: Might have a red equal sign on his Facebook page?

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

Hey, did you read:

• That the Chicago Police Department’s detective ranks are dangerously thin? Mick Dumke

• That Kim Jong-un unequivocally supports gay marriage and hopes the Supreme Court will see reason on the issue? (Or else.) Kate Schmidt

• Chicago writer and teacher Gregory Michie’s rebuttal of the Tribune‘s Sunday editorial on Chicago’s schools? Steve Bogira

This, under the heading of “What Could Go Wrong”? Tony Adler

• That Empty Bottle owner Bruce Finkelman wants to turn Pilsen’s landmarked Thalia Hall into a restaurant and music venue? Philip Montoro

• About Buzz Bissinger’s shopping addiction? (When I first read this, I thought it was a parody of something, maybe a George Saunders story or Michael Lewis’s story about his New Orleans mansion, but it’s real. Good Lord.) Aimee Levitt

• About how Megadeth front man and outed creationist Dave Mustaine thinks the Large Hadron Collider is a “really cool story“? Kevin Warwick