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  • CTA riders on the Damen Blue Line platform; the stop will be closed for two months leading up to the holidays.

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

Hey, did you read:

• That the Damen Blue Line station is going to be closed for two months leading up to the holidays? (MERRY CHRISTMAS.) Gwynedd Stuart

• That Bernie Sanders, the only avowed socialist in the U.S. Senate, is mulling a run for president? Mick Dumke

• That we should be napping? Steve Bogira

• That Tony Stewart hit a fellow race-car driver? Gwynedd Stuart

• About how advertisers used World War I to sell their products? Aimee Levitt

• About John R. MacArthur, the publisher of Harper’s, and his refusal to kowtow to the web? Tal Rosenberg

• About the Brazilian man who seeks to own all the music in the world and buys up vinyl collections—many that contain thousands of records, some that contain millions—to store in a 25,000-square-foot warehouse? Kevin Warwick