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

Hey, did you read:

• That Jerry Garcia’s finger is for sale? J.R. Jones

• That Treated Crew rapper Holt (aka Hollywood Holt) signed to Kanye’s label, GOOD Music? Leor Galil

• That Quality Record Plant in Kansas recently purchased 13 new presses that were sitting in a Chicago warehouse? Leor Galil

• An opinion on why British actors seems to be taking over Hollywood, playing even American icons like Martin Luther King Jr. and Lyndon Johnson? Tony Adler

• About the extensive files (including some decent literary criticism) the FBI kept on African-American authors, including James Baldwin, Lorraine Hansberry, and Amiri Baraka? Aimee Levitt

• That Mayor Emanuel, “scratching and clawing for his political existence,” according to Politico, is launching an ad campaign to discredit his opponent, Jesus Garcia, as a do-nothing pol? Steve Bogira

• That Jesus Garcia “has taken a brave stand on absolutely nothing,” according to the Sun-Times? Steve Bogira

• That the Justice Department has found evidence of racial bias in the Ferguson police department, including an e-mail making a racist joke about President Obama? Mick Dumke

• That former Sony Pictures chairperson Amy Pascal can’t move into her new production office because Seth Rogen, the former occupant and codirector of the film that cost her the job, smoked too much weed in it? Drew Hunt

• About why India banned a documentary on a 2012 Delhi gang rape which has interviews with convicted gang rapists? Qudsiya Siddiqui

• That the Sears (er, Willis) Tower is for sale? Brianna Wellen

• This long read about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared one year ago this month? Andrea Bauer

• That Rahm is trying really hard to be more likable? (I found the dead fish incident kind of endearing myself.) And that, meanwhile, the New York Times is so astounded that Rahm didn’t win the election outright that it’s started polling Chicagoans about the reasons they don’t like him? Aimee Levitt