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

Hey, did you read:

• That for the first time a computer has passed the Turing test? Brianna Wellen

• That an Indiana high school student has become the first female to sign up to play defensive back on a college football team? Mick Dumke

• About what Rafael Nadal achieved by winning the French Open yesterday? (His ninth French Open title, a record for both the French Open and for the number of titles of any single Grand Slam; his fifth French Open win in a row; and his 14th overall Grand Slam, tied for second all-time with Pete Sampras.) Tal Rosenberg

• About the curse of Brazil’s national soccer team at the country’s premier stadium in Rio, the Maracana? Jessica Cohn

• That comedian Rik Mayall of The Young Ones has died? Brianna Wellen

Dan Savage’s “About That Hate Crime I Committed at University of Chicago”? John Dunlevy

• That Bill Watterson of Calvin and Hobbes came—very briefly—out of retirement last week? Aimee Levitt

• That artist Nick Cave has bought himself a really big studio space? Tony Adler

• About the death of the influential composer and Northwestern music professor Lee Hyla (in the view of one of his students, local composer Liza White)? Peter Margasak

• About soul-music collector, historian, and DJ Bob Abrahamian, who died last week? John Dunlevy

• A brief history of Harold’s Chicken references in hip-hop? Leor Galil

• About Metastasis, the Spanish-language version of Breaking Bad, currently in development at Univision? Drew Hunt