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  • Hey, remember that whole Deepwater Horizon thing?

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

Hey, did you read:

• That Dr. Patricia Marx may be suffering from circuitous spleen or feline tonsillitis, but, on the plus side, she probably doesn’t have Dutch elm disease? Steve Bogira

• A reflection by photographer Sally Mann on her art, the ethics of photographing family members, and how her work has been received? John Dunlevy

• That Tribune Media CEO Peter Liguori’s total compensation in 2014 was $23 million? Tal Rosenberg

• About the state of offshore drilling five years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster? Drew Hunt

• About what former CSO composer in residence Anna Clyne has been up to lately (e.g., a chamber opera about Emily Dickinson, a piece for 100 cellos commissioned by the LA Philharmonic)? Kate Schmidt

• That Rahm Emanuel says the Bloomingdale Trail will open June 6? Drew Hunt

• That regulators have halted all Pacific sardine fishing due to a catastrophic collapse in their numbers? Mike Sula

• That Spotted Cow, the noted Wisconsin beer that’s only available within state limits, was being served illegally in a Minnesota bar? Drew Hunt

• About Ernest Baker hanging out with Drake at Coachella? Tal Rosenberg