"Personality crisis you got it while it was hot / But now frustration and heartache is what you got." Credit: Rich Hein/Sun-Times

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

Hey, did you read:

• That Loyola students marched in solidarity with Mizzou’s recent protests? (A similar University of Chicago protest is scheduled for noon today.) Ryan Smith

• That Republicans are worried that Ben Carson or Donald Trump might actually win the nomination? Tal Rosenberg

• About the growing gap in smoking rates between the poor and others?Steve Bogira

• About why people care for the bodies of the dead? Kate Schmidt

• New Yorker staff writer Larissa MacFarquhar on extreme altruism? (Her new book on the subject is rapturously reviewed in the Nation.) Kate Schmidt

• About the Museum of Contemporary Art’s new design identity? Sue Kwong

• Or about La Pitchoune, Julia Child’s onetime house in Provence, which is for sale, its kitchen and living and dining room largely intact? Kate Schmidt

• About Bobby Berger, the blackface Al Jolson imitator who’s retiring his act? Tony Adler