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

Hey, did you read:

• That the League of Women Voters is suing Chicago over its “incumbent protection” ward remap? Steve Bogira

• That Roger Ebert is taking a “leave of presence” for cancer treatment? Aimee Levitt

• The New Yorker profile of Vice Media, which is changing the way magazines make money online? (Cofounder and CEO Shane Smith: “Anyone who is in the media game and says, ‘I don’t want to make money,’ is basically saying, ‘I don’t want to work.’ ‘Cause money makes media.”) Tal Rosenberg

• That wonderful New Yorker contributor Jill Lepore was a high school jock and a college-math-failing ROTC Nazi before receiving a letter she’d written to her future self? Kate Schmidt

• John Jeremiah Sullivan on animal consciousness? Sam Worley

• About the new cycling cafe planned to open on Milwaukee Avenue near the Loop? Kevin Warwick

• This dumbfounding explication of the Mario universe? Tony Adler

• That the game of baseball was shaped in Civil War prison camps? Mick Dumke

• And that the White Sox will host the Civil Rights Game in August? Steve Bogira