Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Did you read about no mail on Saturdays, no iron token in Monopoly, and no more bad judges?

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

Hey, did you read:

• That the U.S. Postal Service will stop delivering letters on Saturdays? (It's not obvious at first, but post-office closings and a slowdown of mail delivery increase economic inequality.) Tal Rosenberg

• Patrick Radden Keefe's powerful story about Amy Bishop, the neurobiologist who killed three colleagues at a faculty meeting in 2010? (See also Cliff Doerksen's take on the case.) Sam Worley

• The Tribune's archive of its coverage of the Daniel Taylor case, yet another one whose handling by Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez defies belief? Kate Schmidt

• About "a proposal to fix the system that keeps bad judges on the bench"? —John Dunlevy

• Neil Steinberg on the fire-breathing accident at the Lyric? Tony Adler

• The "Sisterhood fashion police" critique of the outfit Benjamin Netanyahu's wife wore to Bibi's swearing-in? Tony Adler

• About the chick-lit cover for the 50th anniversary edition of Sylvia Plath's Bell Jar? Deanna Isaacs

• This analysis of Kevin Durant, who's currently having one of the greatest offensive seasons in NBA history? Tal Rosenberg

• Some of the most historic talk-show segments about punk (featuring Jello Biafra, GG Allin, Justin Pearson, and the entire NYC hardcore scene from the 80s)? Kevin Warwick

• That a vote on Facebook decided that a cat token will replace the iron token in Monopoly games? (Someone's still getting stuck with the stupid wheelbarrow and that disgusting shoe.) Gwynedd Stuart

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