Did you read about James Gandolfini, Stephen Colbert, and Harold's Chicken Shack?



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Hey, did you read:

• That President Obama is no longer a rock star? Steve Bogira

• Whet Moser on the planned expansion—and homogenization—of the Harold's Chicken Shack franchises? Kate Schmidt

• That an Italian police chief who was credited for saving the lives of 5,000 Jews during the Holocaust was actually a Nazi collaborator? Aimee Levitt

• About all the calories you consume when you work for a fancy start-up? Tal Rosenberg

• Legendary 85-year-old baseball broadcaster Vin Scully has started calling games via Twitter? Mick Dumke

• That James Gandolfini is dead? Tony Adler

• That Snowflake, the albino gorilla, was likely the product of inbreeding? Aimee Levitt

• Or watch Stephen Colbert's tribute to his late mom? (YOU WILL CRY.) Gwynedd Stuart

• About Wu-Tang's ASL interpreter at Bonaroo? Luca Cimarusti

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