• RIP Mickey Rooney

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

Hey, did you read:

• That Rahm Emanuel was at his mocking, sarcastic, surly best during an interview with the New Republic? Mick Dumke

• About product placement in the NCAA tourney? Steve Bogira

• About Amtrak’s weird boarding regulations? Drew Hunt

• About Ezra Klein’s Vox Media, for which he departed the Washington Post because he was “badly held back not just by the technology, but by the culture of journalism”? Tal Rosenberg

• That Mickey Rooney is dead? Tony Adler

• That Rhymefest is using PledgeMusic to fund his next album? Leor Galil

• That a Paris tightrope walker crossed the Seine yesterday, perhaps providing a preview for Chicagoans? Kate Schmidt

• About the mysterious cache of 445 photo booth portraits, all of the same man over the course of 30 years? Aimee Levitt

• About the man who returned to a restaurant after 70 years to apologize for dining and dashing? Brianna Wellen