Robert F. Kennedy, 1964
  • Robert F. Kennedy, 1964

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

Hey, did you read:

• That the fatal shooting of Robert F. Kennedy occurred 45 years ago today? (The New Yorker Photo Booth offers a slide show of life and death on the RFK campaign trail.) Steve Bogira

• That in a peace-making meeting yesterday, Congressman Bobby Rush gave Senator Mark Kirk a book about the impact of mass incarceration on African-Americans? (Kirk recently suggested the prosecution of Chicago’s reputed 18,000 Gangster Disciples as a remedy for the city’s violence.) Steve Bogira

• About e-cigarettes, and whether they’re a “health revolution” or a “fresh pack of trouble”? Tal Rosenberg

• Whet Moser on powerhouse Chicago bike-transportation lobby the League of American Wheelman? Kate Schmidt

• Writer Lindy West on what happened when she debated comic Jim Norton on comedy and rape culture? Tony Adler

• That unclaimed canisters of human remains from an Oregon mental hospital have turned into works of art? Gwynedd Stuart

• About the bear that tried to visit the Whole Foods in Montclair, New Jersey, and got chased up a tree, where it sat looking terrified until animal control arrived? Aimee Levitt