No big deal, just a 2,500-year-old coffin

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

Hey, did you read:

• About what it’s like to be a cop in Saint Louis? Aimee Levitt

• That Uber was banned in Delhi after a driver was arrested for raping his passenger? Tony Adler

• That a Rosemont hotel that was hosting a furry convention was evacuated because of an “intentional gas incident”? Gwynedd Stuart

• About a man charged with theft for stealing his own car from a police impound lot? Tal Rosenberg

• Also, about how scientists at the Field Museum went about opening a 2,500-year-old mummy coffin? Mick Dumke

• About narratives and journalism in the wake of Rolling Stone‘s fiasco? Drew Hunt

• About Alia Atkinson, the first black woman to swim to a world championship? Mick Dumke

• That as baseball’s winter meetings open in San Diego, Cubs president Theo Epstein says the team would like to find a hitter who can actually hit the ball? (“We have plenty of swing-and-miss. We don’t need more of that.”) Steve Bogira