• Don’t fear the reaper.

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

Hey, did you read:

• That while Hugo Chavez may be dead, his effect on Venezuela will likely remain for a long time? Tal Rosenberg

• That former DEA leaders are urging the Obama administration to file suit to stop marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington? Mick Dumke

• That print is dying, except when it’s not? Mara Shalhoup

• About the precipitate decline in the population of African forest elephants, decimated over the last decade by poaching? Kate Schmidt

• That someone vastly overestimated the public’s ability to sustain an enormous shopping mall (twice the size of Mall of America) in China’s Guangdong Province? Gwynedd Stuart

• That the Sun-Times is shitcanning its food section . . . for an outsourced publication? Mike Sula

• About Nora Ephron’s last days, written by her son? —Aimee Levitt

• That Columbia College will be offering a degree in comedy, in collaboration with the Second City? Tony Adler

• That Jon Stewart will be gone from the Daily Show all summer? Steve Bogira

• That during his Jimmy Fallon appearance last week, the Purple One smashed a rare vintage guitar that belonged to one of the guys from the Roots? Luca Cimarusti