August 15th, 2013

News

80's nerds and the Gulf dead zone

THURSDAY NEWS:
* Violent unrest continues in Egypt; gallery from on the ground here. (Note: graphic.) Marc Lynch provides perspective on where Egypt has been recently.
* The 'dead zone' in the Gulf of Mexico continues to grow.
* On the conservative problem with race and racism.
* "One million Pandora plays earned Cracker's David Lowery just $16.89."
* Why did the 80's produce so many nerds? (Bonus: why so few were female.)