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

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• About a new species of human ancestor recently discovered deep inside a cave in South Africa? Aimee Levitt

• Ta-Nehisi Coates’s nine-part series examining the black family in the age of mass incarceration, 50 years after the Moynihan Report? Tal Rosenberg

• How Netflix and Amazon users are suing to stop Chicago’s 9 percent streaming tax? Sue Kwong

• About how ad blocking will affect online publishing? Tal Rosenberg

• About the life of writer Elmore Leonard and his famous work ethic? Tal Rosenberg

• The New Yorker profile of Julianne Moore? Tal Rosenberg