Yes, us, writes Kathryn Schulz in The New Yorker:

In the Pacific Northwest, everything west of Interstate 5 covers some hundred and forty thousand square miles, including Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, Eugene, Salem (the capital city of Oregon), Olympia (the capital of Washington), and some seven million people. When the next full-margin rupture happens, that region will suffer the worst natural disaster in the history of North America. Roughly three thousand people died in San Francisco’s 1906 earthquake. Almost two thousand died in Hurricane Katrina. Almost three hundred died in Hurricane Sandy. FEMA projects that nearly thirteen thousand people will die in the Cascadia earthquake and tsunami. (Via.)


*pauses for breath, looks around nervously*


Read the whole thing—and then maybe revisit "The First Four Minutes," Nathan Gilles' 2012 Mercury feature about how Portland is "woefully unprepared for our catastrophe."


Greece and its European frenemies/creditors reached a bailout deal this morning. "The agreement, announced after a contentious all-night session among leaders of the 19 nations that use the European common currency, requires Greece to move quickly to adopt a host of economic policy changes and to allow close monitoring by Europe and the International Monetary Fund," reports The New York Times, adding that "the ultimatum put to Greece required something close to the surrender of the nation’s sovereignty."

After a Twitter gaffe on Friday, union-busting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has officially announced he's running for president. This raises the total number of Republican candidates to 753, all of whom are varying degrees of awful.

Hey! That reminds me! Donald Trump's obnoxious trolling campaign is finally good for something: Luring David Letterman out of retirement to do another Top 10.

The Oregonian has more details about John Kitzhaber's final days as governor. Spoiler: Still sounds like it was a clusterfuck.

One of the key figures behind the Wii and the DS—and a staunch defender of Nintendo's unique personality and practices—Nintendo president Satoru Iwata died at age 55 this weekend.

San Diego Comic-Con International dominated all pop culture news over the weekend, barraging everybody with trailers for Batmen and Supermen and Deadpools and Suicide Squads. Two things announced at the show worth mentioning: The news Ennio Morricone is composing an original score for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, and that behind-the-scenes Star Wars video, which made at least three nerds I know break down into nerdy tears. I did not cry, because I was too busy thinking about how we're all going to die.