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[BLOG] Some Sunday links

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  • blogTO celebrates High Park.
  • Marginal Revolution celebrates the life and achievements of Benedict Anderson.
  • Out of Ambit’s Diane Duane shares a beautiful map of the Atlantic seaboard of the United States that she hand-drew in 1980.
  • Towleroad discusses the mechanics of a same-sex couple’s wedding.
  • Transit Toronto notes upcoming meetings to discuss the future of transit in the Toronto area.
  • Window on Eurasia looks at anti-Americanism in the Russian elite and suggests Ukraine should recognize the expulsion of Circassians and other Caucasians.

[BLOG] Some Saturday links

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  • blogTO shares ten facts about the Toronto Islands.
  • Centauri Dreams features an article talking about “exoanthropology”, a theoretical branch of that social science aimed at examining human adaptation to offworld environments.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze links to a paper speculating that white dwarf NLTT19868 shows signs of having eaten a rocky world.
  • The Dragon’s Tales links to one paper identifying different species of bacteria which can grow under simulated Martian environments and notes another looking at the possibility of a subsurface ocean on Titan.
  • Languages of the World looks at patterns of religiosity in Russia.
  • The NYR Daily considers Donald Trump’s long-term strategy.
  • Peter Rukavina reflects on the new music of Jane Siberry and Brian Eno.
  • Torontoist notes some neglected public art by Fort York under the Gardiner.
  • Window on Eurasia notes core/periphery divisions in Moscow’s population.

[BLOG] Some Wednesday links

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  • The Dragon’s Gaze notes evidence that Kardashev Type III civilizations do not exist.
  • The Dragon’s Tales notes the new Kenya-Somalia border war, suggests the United Arab Emirates will be building a mountain to try to trigger rain, and notes that the new French-built submarines of Australia will come with American tech parts.
  • Language Log looks at the changing meaning of “feel”.
  • Marginal Revolution suggests Russian power might be on an upswing and looks at European Union proposals to fine countries which do not accept refugees.
  • The NYRB Daily notes the controversy surrounding Poland’s Second World War museum at Gdansk.
  • The Planetary Society Blog looks at robotic activity around the solar system.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer considers the question of whether or not Napoleonic rule did kickstart growth in western Germany.
  • Savage Minds continues the discussion of decolonizing anthropology.
  • Torontoist notes a protest tomorrow by Ontario parents unhappy that the provincial government will not cover enough of an effective autism program.
  • Window on Eurasia looks at class divisions in Russia and notes a proposal to divert water from Siberian rivers to China.

[BLOG] Some Monday links

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.
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