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

Hey, did you read:

That Mayor Emanuel will no longer fight the release of the video showing the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald last year by a Chicago police officer? (McDonald was shot 16 times; a judge yesterday ordered the dash-cam video released by November 25.) Steve Bogira

About the Hollywood Reporter, which addressed the racial imbalance of its cover head-on in the piece “Why Every Actress on The Hollywood Reporter Roundtable Cover Is White”? (Short answer: there aren’t any Oscar-contending parts for black women or other women of color.)Kate Schmidt

About the Aloha poster in Logan Square? Brianna Wellen

That amid all the chaos in Syria the Kurds are doing pretty well, relatively speaking? Kate Schmidt

About the 20th-century rise and current decline of the lower Great Lakes region’s distinctive “Inland North” accent? John Dunlevy

That high-tech brooms are causing controversy within the world of curling? Kate Schmidt

Or watch David Bowie’s bonkers short film for his new album? Brianna Wellen

That Durex wants to make a condom emoji? (Don’t lie, you’ve all sexted with vegetables.) Sue Kwong