“My dissatisfaction was whiny and irrational, as I well knew, so I kept it to myself. When I thought about it — which I did, a lot — I rejected the term midlife crisis, because I was holding a steady course and never in fact experienced a crisis: more like a constant drizzle of disappointment.” The Atlantic’s Jonathan Rauch on The Real Roots of Midlife Crisis. (I’m convinced the so-called midlife crisis is plain old depression biologically triggered at a certain age.)

+ GQ’s excellent Andrew Corsello interviews Michael Sam, currently out of the NFL, but still very much in the public eye.

+ “Gliese 667Cc is at the center of an epic controversy in astronomy — a fight over the validity of data, the nature of scientific discovery, and the ever-important question of who got there first.” Wired on scientists and the war of the worlds.

+ Vice: The man who made Tetris.

+ “The first computer wizards who called themselves hackers started underneath a toy train layout at MIT’s Building 20.” Steven Levy looks back at The Tech Model Railroad Club.