Put down the shovel and read some links:
Nelson Mandela’s death is somehow shocking — even though he was 95 and in extremely ill-health. I can’t imagine what it’s like for South Africans like my wife and in-laws.
* Noel Gallagher is mad. Sort of dog bites man, but still.
* The World Cup draw will be held today. The New York Times explains how it works and why it matters.
* Grantland takes a look at the way people mourn, using the death of Paul Walker as the jump off.