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  • Drake: Started from the bottom, still there.

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

Hey, did you read:

• About how Chris Christie is a product of the widespread corruption in New Jersey politics? Mick Dumke

• About the two newly discovered portraits of Shakespeare that scholars say are authentic likenesses? Tony Adler

• That a 40-foot sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky swallowed eight sweet rides? Mike Sula

• About heading under the streets and into the sewers of New York with “urban explorer” Steve Duncan (rubber duckies in tow)? Kevin Warwick

• About the absurd spectacle that was Tom Perkins’s Q&A with Fortune‘s Adam Lashinsky, obnoxiously dubbed “The War on the 1 Percent”? Drew Hunt

• About DePaul’s professional hugger? Brianna Wellen

• That Tinder is quite popular among the athletes in Olympic Village? Taylor Tolbert

• That while pitchers and catchers reported in sunny Mesa, there is no joy in Cubville? Steve Bogira

• That Drake was pulled from the cover of Rolling Stone for a Philip Seymour Hoffman tribute? (He was not pleased.) Taylor Tolbert