- Why is today important? Because it's Gustavus Adolphus Day, of course.
Each day Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.
Hey, did you read:
• That the election is today (you knew that, right?), and Americans still don't understand Obamacare? —Jerome Ludwig
• That some Chicagoans, despite their best efforts, are finding voting to be quite the arduous task? —Drew Hunt
• The Mother Jones chart showing "almost every Obama conspiracy theory ever"? —Tony Adler
• That the New York Times's uncannily accurate elections prognosticator Nate Silver is not, as of yet, being considered a witch for his polling wizardry? —Asher Klein
• That a police officer from Gary, Indiana, has been demoted after appearing in the new Freddie Gibbs video? —Leor Galil
• Ruth Ratny on the suddenly media-friendly Wachowskis' complaints about the Chicago film industry? —Deanna Isaacs
• That Sotheby's will hold an auction of books, writings, and audio recordings that once belonged to Andrei Tarkovsky? —Ben Sachs
• In other auction news, that Charlie Trotter's wine cellar is on the block? —Tony Adler
• That Chicagoans drank Nashville dry? —Luca Cimarusti
• That today is fucking Gustavus Adolphus Day? —Sam Worley