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

Hey, did you read:

• That a group of criminal justice experts is ripping Rahm Emanuel’s push for mandatory sentences for gun crimes, since they don’t actually work? Mick Dumke

• The Houston Chronicle editorial board, ruing the day they endorsed Ted Cruz for U.S. senator? Tony Adler

• That Oreos are as addictive as cocaine, at least in rats? Aimee Levitt

• That the owner of the Washington Redskins claims the nickname is a term of respect, but usage of the word over the last century has been anything but? Mick Dumke

• Continuing the trend (there have been three, so it’s a trend now) of identifying each of the 50 states by a representative . . . thing: the United States of Food. And Illinois’s Chicago-style pizza is the best! Aimee Levitt

• That “Kanye West Knows You Think He Sounded Nuts on Kimmel”? Tal Rosenberg