Did you read about the World Cup, Back to the Future, and Gwar? | Bleader

Did you read about the World Cup, Back to the Future, and Gwar?

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Marty, where were going, we dont need roads. But we do need lots of rehearsals and a great choreographer.
  • "Marty, where we're going, we don't need roads. But we do need lots of rehearsals and a great choreographer."
Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• About the quest to provide scientific proof that bisexuality exists? (Featuring Northwestern's very own Michael Bailey.) Aimee Levitt

• About Thomas Piketty, a French economist who has been studying economic inequality for the past two decades? (His recently released book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, was hailed by Branko Milanovic—a former senior economist at the World Bank—as "one of the watershed books in economic thinking.") Tal Rosenberg

• About the "pacification campaign" in Rio's favelas ahead of this year's World Cup in Brazil? John Dunlevy

• That Qatar's 2022 World Cup preparation will reportedly claim more lives than 9/11? Drew Hunt

• That there's going to be a stage-musical version of Back to the Future? Tony Adler

• That if you want to understand pop music, you have to understand Sweden? (Whet Moser reports in Pacific Standard on the Swedish pop mafia.) Steve Bogira

• That Gwar singer Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus, was found dead last night at age 50? Luca Cimarusti

• About the time the NCAA Tournament inadvertently put the spotlight on Atlanta's hot new dance, the Nae Nae? Leor Galil

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