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

Hey, did you read:

• About Republican plans to rewrite No Child Left Behind? Steve Bogira

• That former top baseball prospect—and presidential prospect—Mario Cuomo has died? Mick Dumke

• About the deadly New Year’s Eve stampede in one of the world’s great urban riverfront spaces? Deanna Isaacs

• That moviegoing hit a two-decade low in 2014? J.R. Jones

• About Cuba-born performance artist and free-speech advocate Tania Bruguera—a former University of Chicago faculty member—who was arrested three times in two days by Cuban authorities? Tony Adler

• This meditation on photography and memory? Aimee Levitt

• About the importance of collecting and archiving digital music? Leor Galil

• That Bono may never play guitar again? Brianna Wellen

• That the woman who inspired Pulp’s “Disco 2000” passed away? Gwynedd Stuart

• That Kanye’s new song, “Only One,” is the first of several collaborations with Paul McCartney? Leor Galil