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  • One day this will all be underwater.

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

Hey, did you read:

• This report in the Observer on how Miami is drowning? Ben Sachs

• That corruption raises the cost of running Illinois by 5 percent? Mick Dumke

• Britt Julious on black subcultures in 21st-century America? Tal Rosenberg

• About Wicker Park’s dwindling gutter-punk population? Leor Galil

• Eula Biss on pioneers, both urban and otherwise? (From 2008, but still great.) Aimee Levitt

• That Nathan Rabin, the former AV Club writer who coined the term “manic pixie dream girl,” has recanted? Aimee Levitt