Goodbye cruel world
  • Scott Stewart/Sun-Times
  • Goodbye cruel world

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

Hey, did you read:

• About whether the Chicago River can be saved? Mara Shalhoup

• Alex Kotlowitz writing about how violence “eats away at one’s soul“? Mick Dumke

• That North Chicago police handed out a brochure peppered with black stereotypes, like Dave Chappelle as Tyrone Biggums? Gwynedd Stuart

• About the teenager who stole Guy Fieri’s Lamborghini, then used it to stage the first drive-by shooting in the history of Mill Valley, California? Tal Rosenberg

• That the producer of last night’s Oscar-winning animated short, Paperman, got kicked out of the ceremony (temporarily) for throwing paper airplanes? Tony Adler

• That people hate Anne Hathaway because they’re sexist? Gwynedd Stuart

• That the Blackhawks won again? (They’ve now gone 18 games this season without a loss in regulation.) Steve Bogira

• That the house that Bruce Springsteen wrote Born to Run in is up for sale? Luca Cimarusti