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  • Please start a book club, Bill Hader.

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

Hey, did you read:

• About health and housing in Chicago, and their relationships to crime? Steve Bogira

• That IDOT is considering installing protected bike lanes, the city’s first, along a stretch of Clybourn? (It includes the intersection where Bobby Cann was struck and killed last year.) Gwynedd Stuart

• About the composer Richard Strauss’s encounters with American GIs at the end of World War II? Aimee Levitt

• That the New Republic, which recently published a piece denouncing the Ivy League’s hype, has a masthead full of Ivy League graduates? Lucy Wang

• Or watch Keith Olbermann destroy the NFL for its handling of the Ray Rice situation? Drew Hunt

• Bill Hader’s (pretty good) taste in books? Tal Rosenberg

• This parody of “farm-to-table” restaurant menus? Tal Rosenberg

• That after a week of all kinds of global and local shit, this old George Price cartoon from the New Yorker looks kinda hopeful? Tony Adler