• What today kind of feels like

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

Hey, did you read:

• How President Obama has altered the face of the federal courts? Mick Dumke

• About cluster bombs being used in the Ukraine? Steve Bogira

• That the Tribune is buying all of the Sun-Times‘s suburban papers? Brianna Wellen

• That Chicago is installing “sensor nodes” on city street corners to improve quality of life for pedestrians? Tal Rosenberg

• About protests of the Metropolitan Opera’s production of John Adams’s The Death of Klinghoffer? John Dunlevy

• About the afternoon Walt Whitman and Oscar Wilde spent together in 1882, drinking elderberry wine and discussing literary fame and how to achieve it? Aimee Levitt

• Neal Pollack’s account of driving 834 miles on a single tank of gas? Tal Rosenberg

• Shonda Rhimes sticking it to a viewer who wasn’t crazy about the “gay scenes” in How to Get Away with Murder? Megan Thielking

• That the Bulls lost, but Derrick Rose played great? Tal Rosenberg