Friday, June 6, 2014

Did you read about masturbation, Don Zimmer, and Kanye West?

Posted By on 06.06.14 at 11:32 AM

RIP Don Zimmer
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  • RIP Don Zimmer
Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• That descendants of the Jews banished by Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492 may get Spanish citizenship under a bill soon to be voted on in parliament? Tony Adler

• This sad account of PTSD among members of the Special Operations Command? Drew Hunt

• One expert on the dearth of art historians qualified to appraise work? ("I may be selfishly delighted when major US museums accidentally de-accession works by Van Dyck or Rubens . . . but for the public's trust in an institution it is a disaster.") Kate Schmidt

• About how much we as a nation masturbate? Tony Adler

• That a member of the landmarks commission thinks seven outfield signs are too many for Wrigley Field? Steve Bogira

Roger Angell on the late Don Zimmer? ("His sixty-six years in baseball were scripted by Disney and produced by Ken Burns.") Tal Rosenberg

• Two new Wells Tower stories? (A long one about hunting elephants and a short one about owning a chihuahua.) Tal Rosenberg

• That a Hyde Park artist has started an online campaign encouraging Kanye West to run for mayor? Brianna Wellen

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