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  • Gucci Mane: Brrr!

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

Hey, did you read:

• That the Wrigley deal is done? (Coming soon: a 6,000-foot video scoreboard, weekend street fairs, and a more efficient system of restrooms—just kidding about the last one.) Kevin Warwick

• That a group in Kansas has put a bill before the state legislature that would ban sustainability? Tony Adler

• That Mitch McConnell refuses to even sit in the same room as Harry Reid? Mick Dumke

• That children from poor families hear millions fewer words at home in their first three years? Steve Bogira

• About American bullfighter Patricia McCormick, who was gored six times over the years, now dead at age 83? Kate Schmidt

This personal essay on balancing creative ambition and financial security? Tal Rosenberg

• That Sotheby’s plans to auction off the most expensive book in the world in November? Aimee Levitt

• That Gucci Mane is back in jail only one day after being released from jail? Brrr!!! Luca Cimarusti

• What Justin Bieber wrote in the guest book of the Anne Frank House: “Hopefully Anne Frank would’ve been a belieber”? (Joyce Carol Oates in response to Daniel Mendelsohn tweeting it out: “Wanted to think you’d made this up, dear Daniel, but the blind bad taste is so astounding, it’s beyond us to invent.”) Tal Rosenberg