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  • Joel Grey: Out of the closet at 82 years of age

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

Hey, did you read:

• That paleontologists may have discovered the site where humans first had sex with Neanderthals? Ben Sachs

• That a Sierra Nevada red fox was spotted in Yosemite for the first time in almost a century? Kevin Warwick

• About rush at UVA in the aftermath of the Rolling Stone article? Aimee Levitt

• That Pete DeMay, who’s running for alderman in the 12th Ward, used fake parking tickets (which looked real) as a campaign stunt? Tal Rosenberg

• About six of the proposed ideas to take over the foundation of the abandoned Spire site? Luca Cimarusti

• About Conde Nast’s new “branded content studio,” in which editors and writers from Conde Nast publications will work directly with advertisers to produce “branded content”? Tal Rosenberg

• Glenn Greenwald on how blogging and social media helps to hold establishment journalists accountable for their work? Tal Rosenberg

• That the final place in the quarterfinals of soccer’s Africa Cup of Nations has been decided by drawing of lots—Guinea progressing and Mali eliminated from the tournament—after the two teams finished the group stage with only ties and tied on all other tiebreakers? John Dunlevy

• That Joel Grey has come out as gay at 82? Gwynedd Stuart