Thursday, August 1, 2013

Did you read about former Mayor Daley, the Russian film industry, and Shirley Jackson?

Posted By on 08.01.13 at 11:19 AM

Richard M. Daley has a new project, and maybe a new squeeze
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  • Richard M. Daley has a new project, and maybe a new squeeze
Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• About the proposed cut in food stamps, and the impact it would have? Steve Bogira

• That the guy who brought us the parking meter deal is heading up a new company that'll help other cities find private investors for their infrastructure projects? Deanna Isaacs

• That former Mayor Daley has another new project? (And, it seems, a new girlfriend.) Mick Dumke

• About the sad state of the Russian film industry? Drew Hunt

• About the actions to raise pay for fast-food industry workers? Tony Adler

• About the macabre and troubled life of writer Shirley Jackson ("The Lottery," The Haunting of Hill House, We Have Always Lived in the Castle)?

• Author George Saunders's convocation speech at Syracuse University?

• About the Inca child mummy whose hair samples reveal high levels of alcohol and coca use during the year before she was sacrificed? Andrea Bauer

• This theory about why college women are happy to act like drunken slobs? Aimee Levitt

• That TLC will soon air a special called The Man With the 132-lb. Scrotum? Gwynedd Stuart

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