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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 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