Stan's Donuts is taking over the city. Credit: John Greenfield

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

Hey, did you read:

• That Stan’s Donuts is opening in South Loop? Sue Kwong

• This oldie-but-goodie about the guy who quit drinking five years ago and what he’s gained from it? Kate Schmidt

• About how medieval and Renaissance Londoners embraced their version of the polar vortex whenever the Thames froze over? Aimee Levitt

• About the renewed arguments over psychoanalysis versus cognitive behavioral therapy as the most effective long-term treatment for anxiety and depression? Kate Schmidt

• That the man who built the Wacker Drive igloo is not homeless, as initially rumored? Jake Malooley

• These astonishingly racist and bizarre remarks made by Maine governor Paul LePage? Tal Rosenberg

• About this beautiful friendship between a tiger and a goat?  —Brianna Wellen

• That you can design your very own batshit-insane 18th century wigAimee Levitt

• The coolest online travel package I’ve ever seen? Tal Rosenberg