while we were out
I've been on vacation. While I was out, South Sudan became independent (Oyee!), The Kristof wrote a mind-bogglingly stupid and stereotypical piece on his Africa trip, Andrea Bohnstedt shredded his analysis in a way it deserved to be ripped to pieces, controversy erupted over whether Mac McClelland really got informed consent from the raped woman whose experiences she live tweetedv (read the comments for part of the debate among people who are involved), and Elizabeth Allen published a smart piece on US-Ugandan relations.
A bunch of really cool people are gathering for a Tweetup in New York City this Wednesday evening, and you should join us.
Oh, and I saw the space shuttle Atlantis launch for the final time. It was incredible. See above.