Did you read about Alex Rodriguez, Potbelly, and health care reform? | Bleader

Did you read about Alex Rodriguez, Potbelly, and health care reform?



Potbelly goes public
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  • Potbelly goes public
Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• That members of the University of Mississippi football team used homophobic slurs to disrupt a performance of The Laramie Project, the play about Matthew Shepard, who was tortured and killed by homophobes in Wyoming? Tony Adler

• About the City Council's crackdown on BYOB in Chicago's dry precincts? —John Dunlevy

• About the shitstorm that erupted after Sinead O'Connor wrote an open letter to Miley Cyrus warning her about the star-maker machinery behind the popular song? Amanda Palmer responded (also via letter), as did Miley (via Twitter, because she's so busy), and Sinead wrote two more letters to Miley (via Facebook). (Perhaps not coincidentally, all three are touring and/or promoting albums.) Aimee Levitt

• And about the strangest book in the world? (Now back in print!) Aimee Levitt

• That A-Rod has sued Major League Baseball, claiming it's trying to force him from the game and interfere with the millions he's still got coming? Mick Dumke

• That Potbelly shares rose 127 percent in the sandwich chain's IPO? Tal Rosenberg

• This brief but intriguing interview with Chinese director Jia Zhang-ke? —Drew Hunt

• That the Republicans' "worst fears" about health care reform are coming true, according to Paul Krugman? —Drew Hunt