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  • Ryan Braun has been suspended for the rest of the season

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

Hey, did you read:

• That automation “makes us better off collectively by making some of us worse off”? Steve Bogira

This defense of Ryan Braun? (“Steroids, amphetamines and other drugs flow into sports like a raging river of Gatorade . . . because athletes, coaches and fans all want jacked-up performances.”) Steve Bogira

• That you too can have a sexting/online porn name like Anthony Weiner’s Carlos Danger? (Mine is Pedro Kill.) Mick Dumke

This reprimand to the apartment leasing agents of Chicago who clog up Craigslist with ads for the same crappy apartments? Aimee Levitt

• About Newton Murray, a 99-year-old man from Saint Petersburg who has worked since 1926 and rarely taken a day off? Tal Rosenberg

• Speaking of pseudonyms, J.K. Rowling on her “inner bloke” alter ego, crime writer Robert Galbraith? Kate Schmidt

• About the slow growth rate of Divvy bike sharing memberships? Kevin Warwick

• A.O. Scott’s insightful look at the saga of Walter White? (Just three more Sundays left!) Drew Hunt

• About the “enormous bright red light flashes above a thundercloud, spreading energetic branches that extend five times taller than Mount Everest and look like jellyfish tendrils and angel’s wings”? Mara Shalhoup