Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Did you read about Bruce Rauner, Harry Houdini, and The Bachelor?

Posted By on 03.19.14 at 11:34 AM

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Hey, did you read:

• That Bruce Rauner failed to blow away the field, as polls indicated he would, but he did squeak his way to the GOP nomination for governor? Steve Bogira

Thomas Frank on "inequality," that "pleasant-sounding euphemism for the Appalachification of our world"? Kate Schmidt

• About rootworm-resistant Bt corn and how rootworms evolved to eat it—as predicted? John Dunlevy

• How 1,280 works of art, stolen by the Nazis and worth more than a billion dollars, were discovered in the Munich apartment of 81-year-old Cornelius Gurlitt? Tal Rosenberg

• That Harry Houdini's magic scrapbooks have all been digitized and made available online? Aimee Levitt

• Nate Silver and Matthew Conlen's NCAA Tournament bracket for the new FiveThirtyEight site that relies on power rankings, injuries, and, you know, a bunch of obscure data? Drew Hunt

• About the curious existence of Super Toy Teddy, the lone promo product from Steven Spielberg's A.I. Artificial Intelligence? Drew Hunt

• About The Bachelor: The Videogame? (With Bachelorette version included!) Brianna Wellen

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