The state of Lincoln Square Lanes last night Credit: Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times Media

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

Hey, did you read:

Wright Thompson’s report on New Orleans ten years after Hurricane Katrina? Tal Rosenberg

• Nick Paumgarten on a casino that was supposed to save Atlantic City? Tal Rosenberg

• That the nearly century-old (and recently renovated) Lincoln Square Lanes was gutted by fire? Jake Malooley

• That horror-movie legend Wes Craven died? Luca Cimarusti

• About Chicago’s first Uniqlo store opening in October? Sue Kwong

• The study claiming people who wear black clothes are more confident and intelligent? Brianna Wellen

• That John Daly collapsed while playing the 18th hole of a golf tournament on Saturday, then returned the next day to resume playing (and was spotted smoking cigarettes on the clubhouse patio)? Tal Rosenberg