Riccardo Muti
  • Andreas Praefcke
  • Riccardo Muti

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

Hey, did you read:

• This entertaining NYT profile of “golden boy with silver hair” Riccardo Muti that seems somehow to have migrated from the Sunday Styles section into the arts coverage? Kate Schmidt

• About being “pro-life,” and pro-animal? Steve Bogira

• About lucha libro, or how writing has become a spectator sport in Peru? Aimee Levitt

• That Blake Judd, front man for local black-metal band Nachtmystium, was arrested this weekend on theft charges? Luca Cimarusti

• About the chequered history of professional chess? Steve Bogira

• About the new CPS program that provides technical training to undocumented graduates? Tal Rosenberg

• About how MRIs on dogs have shown that dogs have emotions and “a level of sentience comparable to that of a human child”? Aimee Levitt

• That Chicago’s most powerful alderman, Ed Burke, makes money by winning property tax cases that cost the city millions of dollars? Mick Dumke

• The National Endowment for the Arts report “How a Nation Engages With Art“? Tony Adler