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

Hey, did you read:

• That the Tribune Company will “spin off” its newspaper holdings? Tony Adler

• How police and community leaders have worked to reduce gang violence in Los Angeles? Mick Dumke

• This fascinating old William Langewiesche article on “normal” airplane accidents—the inevitable results of a complex aviation system? Sam Worley

• About how outsider artist Mingering Mike showed up to a Washington, D.C. city council meeting dressed as Spider-Man? Leor Galil

• About New York art critic Jerry Saltz being serenaded by, and then dancing with, Jay-Z at some weird performance-art event? Sam Worley

• About the origin of the Village People (an ad in the Voice that read: “Macho types wanted. Must have mustache”)? Gwynedd Stuart

• About “Desert Bus,” or as the New Yorker puts it, “the very worst video game ever created?” Tal Rosenberg