The UFO Museum in Roswell

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

Hey, did you read:

• That the cop charged with murdering Samuel DuBose has plead not guilty? Drew Hunt

• About dog flu in the South Loop PetSmart? Sue Kwong

• About the future of the media coverage of the Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe? (Keep it for future reference and check off all the things that actually happen.) Aimee Levitt

• About Roswell, New Mexico’s culture war? (“68 years after the crash, [Roswell’s] identity is in transition, as alien scholars, true believers, devout Christians, capitalist politicians, and exasperated agnostics all vie for a place in their hometown’s history.”) Drew Hunt

• That people are taking shits in a parking lot across from a park in Rogers Park because there’s no public toilet? Gwynedd Stuart

• This beautiful visualization of the work of Denise Burt, who designs classical music album covers for a living? Tanner Howard

• That the 2016 presidential race is becoming crowded with colorful candidates such as Mr. Deez Nuts and a cat named Limberbutt McCubbins? Tyler Daswick