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

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• 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 how Ruth Bader Ginsburg became a cultural icon? Brianna Wellen

• That the Bow Truss coffee shop in Pilsen was hit again with an antigentrification sign? Ryan Smith

• 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

• Calvin Trillin on feuding North Carolina barbecue styles and the purists who have formed an association in defense of the wood-smoked stuff? Kate Schmidt

• About what San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich—one of the greatest sports coaches ever—looks for in players? Tal Rosenberg

• About an old house above the Comedy Store on LA’s Sunset Strip that boasted many of the most famous and debauched male comedians of the 1980s as its residents? Tal Rosenberg

• 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