Did you read about drone strikes, Dawn Clark Netsch, and Aaron Swartz?



Dawn Clark Netsch with her dog, 1997
Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• That two drone strikes were carried out in Pakistan last month, but the CIA is denying responsibility for that "kinetic activity"? Tony Adler

• About census blocks in Chicago that are like cell blocks? Steve Bogira

• That Dawn Clark Netsch—former Illinois comptroller, longtime state senator, and the first woman to win the Democratic nomination for governor—has died? Tal Rosenberg

• About the hunt for the Higgs? Sam Worley

• That sleep research is more prevalent than ever, yet more people are struggling to sleep? Mick Dumke

• About life inside the Aaron Swartz investigation? Mara Shalhoup

• This e-mail exchange between a freelance writer and an editor for the Atlantic that sums up the grave state of journalism today? Drew Hunt

• How "Twitter users are not representative of the public"? —John Dunlevy

• That Batman now operates out of the UK, and that his true name is Stan Worby? J.R. Jones

• J. Hoberman's tribute to actor John Garfield (whom Hoberman terms "the Jewish Brando"), who would have turned 100 years old this week? Ben Sachs

• That canned food tastes better as it gets older? —Aimee Levitt

• That the Blackhawks probably are not off to the best start ever in sports? Steve Bogira

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