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

Hey, did you read:

• That former candidate Willie Wilson is reportedly endorsing Chuy Garcia for mayor? Gwynedd Stuart

• That Utah may return to using firing squads for executions? Mick Dumke

• That the $10 million grant meant to help with the Uptown Theatre’s renovation may be at risk? Kevin Warwick

• That the eminent Chicago civil rights leader, Reverend Willie T. Barrow, died this morning in her South Shore home? Steve Bogira

• That teens who smoked pot heavily had an abnormally shaped hippocampus and did poorly on long-term memory tasks, according to a new study in the journal Hippocampus? Steve Bogira

• About how Slipknot’s guitarist got stabbed in the head by his brother? Luca Cimarusti

• About the long, strange saga of the world’s worst fan fiction? Drew Hunt

• About the sociology of farting? Aimee Levitt