Did you read about Dick Tracy, Neko Case, and LeBron James?

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Come on, you wish he came to Chicago.
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  • Come on, you wish he came to Chicago.
Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• That the New York City police commissioner was accused in court of setting out to "instill fear" in black and Latino men through the stop-and-frisk policy? Mick Dumke

• About word aversion? —John Dunlevy

• About the tiff over the obit for Yvonne Brill, the maker of a mean beef Stroganoff who also was a rocket scientist? Er, the rocket scientist who also made a mean beef Stroganoff? Steve Bogira

That Rogue has released a beer brewed with beard yeast—and it's not an April Fools' Day joke? Julia Thiel

• The latest Dick Tracy storyline, which concerns a bad guy called the Jumbler, who uses the Jumbler Crossword comics-page game to drop coded hints of what his next crime will be? (It comes just as the Tribune is introducing a new feature: the Jumbler Crossword.) Tony Adler

• That on her upcoming record, still untitled, Neko Case is going deep? (As in submarine sounds and Moby-Dick.) Kate Schmidt

• About why LeBron James is so good at basketball and how he keeps improving? Tal Rosenberg

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