Kal’s cartoon: this week, the crisis in Syria
The best writing advice you’ll ever read. Period.
This chart, John Cassidy writes, “goes a long way toward goes a long way toward explaining why Washington politics are so dysfunctional.”
Tumblr Tuesday: Travel
Day one of the BBC road trip: Visit New Jersey, get into a car accident. Welcome to America, BBC.
The Dalai Lomo
The Holy Grail of URL jokes.
The Local Wanderer
Two Canadian girls currently in Portland, Oregon? Doesn’t sound very local to me. Then again I haven’t left my home in eight years.
Photo via thelocalwanderer
5 Plots on Gender You Have to See (Weekly Plotly Roundup)
We’ve posted a new roundup of the latest and greatest Plotly plots! Check out our full post with the interactive plots embedded to find more awesome content.
The data for this area plot comes from a study in which researchers sent thousands of identical emails to professors across the country and signed them with names signalling different genders and ethnicities. Basically, in every department outside the Fine Arts, emails signed with a “white male” name received more attention than almost any of the others — even when the professors were themselves women or members of a minority group. Read more…