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  • Lena Dunham

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

Hey, did you read:

• That the elections might not be decided for weeks? Mick Dumke

• That the reliable Chicago Council of Lawyers recommends a no vote on only one of the judges up for retention—Ann O’Donnell? (The Council’s sample ballot is here.) Steve Bogira

• What the Chinese education system reveals about the limitations of standardized testing? Tal Rosenberg

• About the process of cleaning up crime scenes? Mick Dumke

• About the troubled beginning of First Look Media? Tal Rosenberg

• That a start-up being planned by Jill Abramson, fired in May from her job as executive editor of the New York Times, would pay long-form writers $100,000 per story? Steve Bogira

• Geoffrey O’Brien on the new Jean-Luc Godard film? Tal Rosenberg

• The nonstory about Lena Dunham’s outrage over an earlier nonstory about her sexual nonabuse of her younger sister? J.R. Jones

• This list of recipes from famous writers, which includes Edgar Allan Poe’s eggnog, Hemingway’s hamburgers, Harper Lee’s crackling bread (which begins “First, catch your pig”), and Nabokov’s Eggs À La Nabocoque? Aimee Levitt

• That the mystery of “A Hard Day’s Night” has been conclusively solved? J.R. Jones