“The debate over why McCandless perished, and the related question of whether he is worthy of admiration, has been smoldering, and occasionally flaring, for more than two decades now.” Jon Krakauer returns into the wild to take another looks at how Chris McCandless died.

+ For decades, we’ve been throwing billions at education without all that much change. Can tablet computers make the difference? An interesting look at technology, education, and personalized learning.

+ The money, the academic misconduct, the drugs, and the sex. According to a multipart Sports Illustrated report, these were some of the key elements that helped Oklahoma State grow into a college football power. And probably a lot of other schools too.