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  • Samuel Beckett remembered by his publisher, John Calder

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

Hey, did you read:

This reminiscence of Samuel Beckett by his publisher, John Calder? (“Walking along the Boulevard du Montparnasse one day, I commented that it was a fine day. He looked at the sky and replied ‘So far.'”) Tony Adler

• About China’s visit-your-aging-parents law? Kate Schmidt

• This close look at the infamous “checkpoint of no return” in Texas that’s snagged Snoop, Willie Nelson, and scores of other potheads? Mick Dumke

• That the long, strange saga of the cronut continues? Drew Hunt

• Cardinal Francis George’s response to Pope Francis’s comments on gays? Tony Adler

• About the “nearly finished time machine for sale” ads that have popped up all over town? Leor Galil

• That one bounced check can jeopardize your chances of getting another bank account? Aimee Levitt

• About the origins of the Northwest Tower building, aka the Coyote? Deanna Isaacs