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[BLOG] Some Saturday links

  • At the Broadside Blog, Caitlin Kelly promotes Greenwich Village’s Bleecker Street, in New York City, as her favourite street.
  • The Crux argues that the apparent existence of multiple planets capable of being broadly Earth-like argues ill for our future. (The question “where is everybody?” becomes much more worrisome if it appears that there should be people out there already.)
  • Cody Delistraty writes about the ways in which travel can be a negative phenomenon, unmooring people.
  • Edward Hugh, at A Fistful of Euros, is pessimistic about Spain’s economy.
  • Joe. My. God. shares video from a New York City cat cafe.
  • Language Log reports on the exceptional difficulties of Macartney’s mission to China in the late 18th century in writing Chinese.
  • Marginal Revolution notes that the legacies of the Cold War are still felt in central Europe, in the movement of deer herds which do not cross the German-Czech border.
  • Towleroad reports on the grief of a lesbian couple in Iowa after their adoptive son died in the care of his parents.
  • Window on Eurasia notes the unstable and questionable nature of the “Russian world” model and observes the sympathies of some in Tatarstan for Crimean Tatars.
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