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[BLOG] Some Monday links

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  • blogTO examines the history of Annex pub Brunswick House.
  • The Frailest Thing shares a touching anecdote about the parent/child relationship.
  • Joe. My. God. notes the autobiographical essay of a former American senator, once married to a woman and now set to marry a man.
  • Language Hat notes a new Lakota-language news site.
  • Personal Reflections’ Jim Belshaw tries to find a middle ground on climate change.
  • Savage Minds considers the concept of peership in anthropology.
  • Window on Eurasia notes that Chinese living in border areas have been given a three-child limit.

[BLOG] Some Thursday links

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  • Centauri Dreams considers, among other things, studies of Alpha Centauri.
  • D-Brief talks about the unexpected chill of Venus’ poles.
  • The Dragon’s Tales shares a photo of the San Francisco shoreline.
  • Far Outliers notes the rare achievements of Michael the Brave.
  • Joe. My. God. notes the recent finding by an American court that transgendered students are protected.
  • The LRB Blog reports on the nuitards.
  • Marginal Revolution notes some of the singular failure of the Brazilian economy over the past century.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer wonders why some people apparently call Russia and North Korea the 51st states.
  • pollotenchegg maps election results onto declared language in Ukraine.
  • Savage Minds starts a series on decolonizing anthropology.
  • Torontoist celebrates the tenth anniversary of Type Books.
  • Transit Toronto notes upcoming repairs to Ossington.
  • Window on Eurasia reports on Russian fears that the Russian economy might be doomed to stagnate.

[BLOG] Some Sunday links

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  • blogTO notes that a strip of stores just north of Yonge and Eglinton will be demolished for, naturally, condos.
  • The Broadside Blog’s Caitlin Kelly shares her thoughts about the theatre.
  • Joe. My. God. shares new music from Tegan and Sara.
  • Marginal Revolution reports on an open letter sent out by economists to Iran talking about how the country can prosper.
  • The NYR Daily hosts an essay by George Soros proposing how the European Union can handle refugees.
  • Savage Minds considers the awkward position of anthropology, as an ignored subaltern of a discipline.
  • Window on Eurasia notes controversy over a Joseph Conrad statue in the Russian city of Vologda and notes Russian-Iranian discussion about a canal connecting the Caspian Sea to the Persian Gulf.

[BLOG] Some Thursday links

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  • blogTO notes that Disney forced a Toronto lightsaber event to change its name.
  • The Dragon’s Tales examines cryolava on Titan.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money notes a new book examining sexuality in the United States during the Second World War.
  • The Map Room Blog links to a map of Edmonton by building age.
  • The Power and the Money’s Douglas Muir argues that nothing has changed to make him think that the Syrian civil war will end earlier.
  • Savage Minds notes some Israeli anthropologists who support the idea of a boycott.
  • Torontoist hosts a debate about the LCBO’s future.
  • Window on Eurasia notes Russian criticism of Western suspicion of Putin.

[BLOG] Some Wednesday links

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  • blogTO notes the spread of condos along the western waterfront of Toronto.
  • Centauri Dreams considers the idea of planetary cloaks.
  • Crooked Timber considers strategic voting in the American context.
  • Dangerous Minds notes, with photos, two nuns in California who grow medical marijuana.
  • The Dragon’s Tales note evidence of invasive species introduced to the Caribbean by native peoples.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money considers protests in Air France over wearing headscarves.
  • The LRB Blog considers anti-Arab sentiment in France and in the southern city of B├ęziers.
  • Marginal Revolution looks at the economic costs of a flu pandemic.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer is profoundly skeptical of Trump’s plan to force Mexico to pay for a border wall.
  • Savage Minds considers the complexities of ethnography in tense, even violent, situations.
  • Towleroad notes a transgender teen who was run down in California for no reason apart from gender identity.
  • Window on Eurasia looks at the restive Talysh of the Iran-Azerbaijan border.

[BLOG] Some Monday links

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  • Anthropology.net notes the discovery of Australopithecus remains east of the Great Rift Valley.
  • blogTO suggests that Toronto restaurants east of the Don face trouble in attracting customers.
  • Patrick Cain maps gentrification over the past decade in Toronto and Vancouver.
  • Geocurrents polls its readers as to what themes they would like the blog to examine.
  • Joe. My. God. shares the new Pet Shop Boys tracks “Burn” and “Undertow”.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money notes the problems of the right in the United States with being consistent in its rhetoric about abortion being murder.
  • Marginal Revolution links to an interesting article suggesting that Soviet movies had fewer Americans villains than one might expect, partly because Nazis filled that niche but also because Americans were not seen as inherently threatening.
  • Personal Reflections looks at the particular fiscal imbalances of Australian federalism.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer starts to examine the likely consequences of a Venezuelan defaullt.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy notes the ongoing litigation over the Star Trek fan production Axanar.
  • Towleroad notes the first attempts to set up arranged same-sex marriages for people of Indian background.
  • Transit Toronto notes a repair to a secondary entrance of Ossington station and the continued spread of Presto readers throughout the grid.
  • Window on Eurasia suggests Russia is the chief beneficiary of an Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict.

[BLOG] Some Wednesday links

  • D-Brief reports on Ceres’ bright spots.
  • Dangerous Minds celebrates the video game arcades of the 1980s.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze links to a paper speculating that tightly-packed globular clusters might be good cradles for life.
  • The Dragon’s Tales examines the processes by which gravel is formed on Mars and Titan.
  • The Everyday Sociology Blog wonders about the extent to which college alienates low-income students.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money is critical of Hillary Clinton’s speech at AIPAC.
  • The LRB Blog features an essay by an American expatriate in Belgium on the occasion of the Brussels attacks.
  • Steve Munro analyses the quality of service on the 6 Bay bus.
  • The NYRB Daily reflects on the films of a Syrian film collective.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer points out that the rate of terrorism in Europe now is substantially lower than in the 1970s and 1980s.
  • Savage Minds considers secrecy as it applies to the anthropological writer.
  • Strange Maps reflects on the BBC’s Shipping Forecast weather service.
  • Whatever’s John Scalzi reflects on the prospects of human survival into the future.
  • Window on Eurasia suggests that Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan are on the verge of fighting a border war.
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