Stuff that piled up this week Saturday, 23 February 2019 12:11:02 CST David-Braverman Chicago, Entertainment, General, Geography, Politics (0) I've had a lot going on this week, including seeing an excellent production of Elektra at Lyric Opera of Chicago last night, so I haven't had time to read all of these articles: A 12-year-old journalist in southern Arizona stands up to the local marshal and wins. The US Dollar is still the world's reserve currency—and in fact foreigners are buying more than ever. The Jussie Smollett case was the least important of a number of stories in the news this week. The North Carolina 9th shows us an "important lesson about election and voter fraud." The Times predicts who will win the big awards at the Oscars tomorrow night. Developers have proposed a huge new neighborhood over the Metra Electric tracks west of Soldier Field. Zebra stripes appear to defend against deadly flies. And I shall begin reading these...soon. Maybe tomorrow. Sigh.