The Republican Outreach Problem: It's not so much an "outreach problem" as it is a "white supremacist problem."
ProEnglish, the white nationalist-led English-only outfit that created serious headaches for the conference back in 2012, has been quietly allowed to return as an official exhibitor at CPAC 2014, which opened on Thursday.
The News Here Is That Newsweek Still Exists: Newsweek claims to have uncovered the creator of Bitcoin. He is denying the reports, though, and he just led reporters on a car chase through LA.
Book News, Part 1: George Saunders won a short fiction award. (George Saunders should win every short fiction award.)
Book News, Part 2: The Pen/Faulkner shortlist has been released, featuring names like Percival Everett, Karen Joy Fowler, and Daniel Alarcón.
Wrath of the Nerds: Michael B. Jordan, who has been cast as the Human Torch in the new Fantastic Four movie, has been the subject of a lot of racist hate online because in the comics, the Human Torch is white. He's chalking the hate up to extreme comics nerdism:
It was expected. You kinda know going into it that people are used to seeing something one way, it's a continuity thing more than anything. People don't like change too much.
DON'T HATE ON ANNIE: Those racist nerd motherfuckers had better leave Quvenzhane Wallis alone. She's the star of the upcoming Annie remake, and the trailer looks pretty great:
Annie is the very first movie I remember seeing. I'm excited to see the remake.