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Did you read about the Art Institute, MacArthur genius grants, and iPhones?

Posted By on 09.17.14 at 11:50 AM

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

Hey, did you read:

• That the nation's prison population went up last year, and that gangs may make overcrowded facilities safer? Mick Dumke

• About what it's like to be an NFL wife? Aimee Levitt

• That according to TripAdvisor the Art Institute is the world's top museum? Deanna Isaacs

• The MacArthur "genius grant" winners? (Including Chicago-born saxophonist Steve Coleman, University of Illinois professor Tami Bond, Northwestern professor Mark Hersam, University of Chicago professor Tara Zahra, and documentary filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer, whose movie The Act of Killing was named the best of the year last year by the Reader's J.R. Jones.) Tal Rosenberg

• About How to Build a Girl, Caitlin Moran's new sexual coming-of-age novel? ("Ms. Moran's working-class background and politics are what put dirt on the spade of her prose," Dwight Garner writes.) Steve Bogira

• John Jeremiah Sullivan's profile of novelist Donald Antrim? Tal Rosenberg

• About the women who inspired Madame Bovary? Aimee Levitt

• That a Downers Grove English teacher is using Twitter in the classroom to engage his students? Molly Raskin

• That iPhones are supersquare? Drew Hunt

• About Lil B's emoji app? Leor Galil

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