Goodbye, 2015. Credit: jasonesbain / Wikimedia Commons

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

Hey, did you read:

• Karl Ove Knausgaard, the author of My Struggle, on brain surgery? Tal Rosenberg

• Two damning op-eds about Rahm Emanuel, one by Rick Perlstein and one by Megan Stielstra? Tal Rosenberg

• About new state laws going into effect tomorrow? John Dunlevy

• About how “US police departments have struggled to regulate Tasers, despite dozens of deaths after their use this year”? John Dunlevy

• That temperatures at the North Pole will rise above freezing for the second time in recorded history—in the middle of winter? (It’s great for Santa’s tan, maybe not the greatest for the climate). Ryan Smith

• That December 30 is now “DJ Timbuck2 Day” in Chicago? —Leor Galil