Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, alarm, amuse, or inspire us.
Hey, did you read:
• That French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez, former CSO maestro and a major avant-garde force in classical music, has died at age 90? —Philip Montoro
• About why prison sentences should be capped at 20 years? —Steve Bogira
• The amazing life lessons that come from giving up raw chicken? (They are shockingly similar to the amazing life lessons that come from giving up booze, but funnier.) —Aimee Levitt
• That Esquire has amended its 99 percent male-authored list of 80 books every man should read by enlisting “eight female literary powerhouses” to make a list of the 80 books every person should read? —Kate Schmidt