Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, alarm, amuse, or inspire us.
Hey, did you read:
• That White House officials are ticked at FBI director James Comey? (In Chicago for a meeting of police chiefs, Comey has suggested that increased scrutiny of police has contributed to a rise in violent crime.) —Steve Bogira
• About the formidable odds faced by violin prodigies? (Of every ten, according to a recent study, one will commit suicide, one will become mentally ill, two will become alcoholics, and two will quit.) —Kate Schmidt
• About Vulture’s High-School-TV Showdown, a quest to determine the best high school TV show of the past 30 years? (But if Freaks and Geeks falls to Saved By The Bell in round one, I’m done.) —Aimee Levitt