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

Hey, did you read:

• That the Ricketts family gave Scott Walker’s super PAC $5 million? Drew Hunt

• This rare story of a Chinese female billionaire who built her fortune from scratch? (Her company makes the high-quality glass on your smart phones.) Sue Kwong

• That California’s drought is steadily getting worse? Drew Hunt

• How Walter Palmer’s “apology” for killing Cecil the lion is about avoiding responsibility, not accountability? Sue Kwong

• About Year of the Woman, a long-lost documentary about women at the 1972 Democratic convention in Miami Beach? Aimee Levitt

• About Lollapalooza “liquor gardening?” Luca Cimarusti