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[BLOG] Some Wednesday links

  • BlogTO reported on the latest push by some Torontonians to crack down on nudity at the annual Pride parade.
  • Cody Delistraty writes about one Parisian bloggers whose writings about overlooked corners of that city have gotten her fame.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze links to a paper suggesting that the effects of giant impacts on terrestrial planets might be detectable at long range.
  • At the Financial Times World blog, Gideon Rachman argues that handing Crimea over to Russia (or local proxies) without the preconditions for an internationally-recognized referendum on independence would be very problematic.
  • Joe. My. God. notes celebration in Lebanon after a court rules that same-sex relations are quite normal, after all.
  • Language Hat notes that Russian Tsarina Catherine the Great was also interested in the Greeks, to the point of being interested in claiming the territory of Byzantium in an Orthodox imperium.
  • Language Log notes that Encyclopedia Britannica is now using the Putonghua names of Hong Kong and Tibet (Xianggang and Xizang).
  • Otto Pohl links to his work on the Crimean Tatars.
  • At the Speed River Journal, Van Waffle reminds us that gardening and caring for plants can be a good thing. I hope to take it up.
  • Strange Maps follows the biography and the plans of Pakistan’s inventory, Chaudhari Rahmat Ali.
  • Torontoist links to trans comedian Avery Edison’s story of her issues with imprisonment at Toronto, being placed in one gender-inappropriate jail after another.
  • Towleroad notes that Russia Today is sending an anchor who spoke out against the occupation of Crimea to the peninsula in question, in what surely is not sly payback.
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