• Two and Half Men bows out with a strange series finale.

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

Hey, did you read:

• That yet another new work by a beloved author has resurfaced, this time a Sherlock Holmes short story by Arthur Conan Doyle? (It was discovered in an attic in Selkirk, Scotland, in an anthology published in 1904 that was intended to raise money for a new bridge?) Aimee Levitt

• That comedian and TV writer Harris Wittels died? Brianna Wellen

• That the Two and a Half Men series finale was really weird? Drew Hunt

• About what it’s like to be a seat filler at the Oscars? Brianna Wellen

• That Kim Gordon throws Lana Del Rey some shade in her new book? Drew Hunt

• That Walmart could save you and me money by hiking wages for its workers? Mick Dumke

• About Iran’s “existential” threat? Drew Hunt

• That Starbucks will stop selling CDs? Leor Galil