RIP Omar Sharif
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  • RIP Omar Sharif

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

Hey, did you read:

• That South Carolina’s Confederate flag is coming down? Drew Hunt

• That Donald Trump accounted for almost half of all social media traffic on the 2016 race this week and now leads the Republican field in the polls? Mick Dumke

• That Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has at least one redeeming quality: lifelong support of civil rights? Kate Schmidt

• That Omar Sharif died? Drew Hunt

Rolling Stone‘s account of a weekend with Bernie Sanders? Evin Billington

• That Goose Island brewed a Chance the Rapper beer for the Pitchfork Music Festival? Brianna Wellen

• About prison slang? Aimee Levitt

• About the photographer who put different drugs under the microscope and photographed them? Tanner Howard

• That Time Out Chicago is bringing back its print edition? Brianna Wellen