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[BLOG] Some Saturday links

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  • Apostrophen’s ‘Nathan Smith writes about Christmas cards and memory.
  • blogTO notes the impending expansion of the Drake Hotel.
  • The Broadside Blog describes a documentary, The Eagle Huntress, about a Mongolian teenage girl who becomes a hunter using eagles, that sounds spectacular.
  • Crooked Timber asks readers to help a teenager who has been arrested by the LAPD.
  • Dangerous Minds notes some weird monsters from Japanese folklore.
  • The Dragon’s Tales suggests that the Hellas basin hides the remnants of its ocean.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money notes the finding that Russia was trying to get Trump elected.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy considers the issue of hate speech and immigration.
  • Window on Eurasia quotes a former Ukrainian president who argues Russia does not want to restore the Soviet Union so much as it wants to dominate others.
  • The Yorkshire Ranter notes how the Daily Telegraph is recommending its readers use tax shelters.
  • Arnold Zwicky looks at the language of side-eye and stink-eye.

[BLOG] Some Friday links

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  • Apostrophen’s ‘Nathan Smith has a two part review of some of the fiction that he has recently read.
  • blogTO looks at Casa Loma lit up for the holidays.
  • Dangerous Minds notes The London Nobody Knows, a documentary of the grim areas of late Victorian London.
  • Language Hat looks at how 16th century Spanish linguists represented Nahuatl spelling.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money notes the iatrogenic transmission of syphilis via unsterile instruments during the Civil War.
  • The LRB Blog notes the many conflicting contracts signed by the KGB with different television groups at the end of the Cold War.
  • Marginal Revolution notes Rio de Janeiro’s attempts to deal with tourism-targeted crime by compensating victims with a tourist-directed tax.
  • Maximos62 looks at the geological reasons for Indonesia’s volcanism.
  • Progressive Download looks at the all-woman Homeward Bound expedition to Antarctica.
  • Peter Rukavina looks at the backstory behind the creation of the village of Crapaud.
  • Spacing Toronto looks at how signs asking people to go slow in children-inhabited zones.
  • Torontoist looks at where Suicide Squad was filmed in Toronto.
  • The Understanding Society Blog looks at the specific experiences which molded the French tradition of sociology.

[BLOG] Some Thursday links

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  • blogTO recommends five neighbourhoods for people looking for apartments.
  • False Steps’ Paul Drye describes a failed European-Russian project for a manned capsule.
  • Language Log looks at the oddity of English pronunciations of words in foreign languages, like placenames, with no connection to how these words are pronounced in English.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money is critical of the coverage given to Trump and Clinton, finding it biased against the latter.
  • Marginal Revolution suggests that seasteading has a future.
  • The NYRB Daily suggests Israeli colonization will mean the end of the traditional lifestyle of Palestinian Bedouin.
  • Personal Reflections’ Jim Belshaw reports on the spread of the red fire ant in Australia.
  • Peter Rukavina describes the unusual round boundaries of the Island village of Crapaud.
  • Savage Minds shares a lovely timeline of the history of anthropology.
  • Torontoist looks at the origins of human rights law in Ontario.
  • Window on Eurasia argues Russia’s position as the Soviet successor state hampers its ability to engage with Communism, and reports on Belarus’ concern at the dominance of local television by Russian imports.

[BLOG] Some Wednesday links

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  • blogTO reports on the Union Station Holiday Market.
  • The Broadside Blog’s Caitlin Kelly writes about how she has fled toxic environments.
  • Centauri Dreams considers the next generation of observational astronomy with Alpha Centauri in mind.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze looks at how foreseeeable advances may mean that Proxima Centauri b’s atmosphere could soon by studied for indirect signs of life.
  • Far Outliers notes how, in the dying ways of the War of American Independence, British forces were setting slaves free.
  • Language Log shares Chinese science fiction writer Ken Liu’s thoughts about the Chinese language and Chinese literature.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money warns about the potential threat posed to indigenous peoples in the United States by the Trump Administration.
  • The LRB Blog considers the likely fates of Italy after Renzi.
  • The Planetary Society Blog describes the impending launch of a solar sail craft into orbit.
  • Savage Minds considers ways in which the different subfields of anthropology can more profitably interact, looking at scholarship and politics both.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy argues that the American left should make the Trump Administration cause to advocate for a renewed federalism.
  • Arnold Zwicky writes about the art of being camp and its selective deployments.

[BLOG] Some Tuesday links

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  • Apostrophen’s ‘Nathan Smith notes that his husky loves the winter that has descended on Ottawa.
  • blogTO notes Toronto’s continuing housing price spikes.
  • D-Brief notes that chimpanzees apparently are built to recognize butts.
  • Dead Things reports on discoveries of the first land vertebrates.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze notes the weird patterns of KIC 8462852.
  • Marginal Revolution considers Westworld’s analogies to the Haitian Revolution.
  • Steve Munro looks at the latest on the TTC budget.
  • Window on Eurasia notes the controversial nature of the new official doctrine of Russia’s nationhood.

[BLOG] Some Monday links

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  • Apostrophen’s ‘Nathan Smith tells the story of how he and his husband got the latest ornament for their tree.
  • blogTO looks at Toronto Instagram star Aimee Hernandez.
  • Language Hat parses the language of Wallace Stegner’s fiction.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money notes the worrying spread of smears and lies.
  • Marginal Revolution looks at a musical highway in New Mexico.
  • Torontoist describes biking in Toronto in the 1970s.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy takes issue with the new Gilmore Girls.
  • Window on Eurasia notes that Russia would not accept Ukraine’s Finlandization and reports on dissent among Russia’s Muslims with the idea of a new state-imposed hierarchy.

[BLOG] Some Sunday links

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  • Beyond the Beyond’s Bruce Sterling looks at the art scene in Istanbul.
  • Crooked Timber takes issue with Tyler Cowen’s support for school vouchers.
  • The Dragon’s Tales notes signs that the ephemeral Martian lakes were temporary creations of methane outbursts, and considers how to use WISE to hunt for Planet Nine.
  • Far Outliers looks at Britain’s contracts with petty German states for soldiers.
  • The Frailest Thing’s Michael Sacasas looks at Trump in the context of the conflict between orality and literacy.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money notes Donald Trump’s complication of the United States’ China policy and reports that Seattle’s new minimum wage has apparently not led to job loss.
  • The LRB Blog reports on The Gambia on the eve of the elections.
  • Marginal Revolution notes that truth is essential for liberty and freedom.
  • From the Heart of Europe’s Nicholas Whyte looks at the strange history of an enclave on the border of Belfast.
  • pollotenchegg maps language in Ukraine.
  • Savage Minds announces that the blog will seek a new name, and that they are looking for suggestions.
  • Window on Eurasia notes that Russia’s fertility uptick will not alter the dynamics of population loss, and reports on a Russian radical’s astonishing suggestion that Russia is now in the same position versus Ukraine as Nazi Germany was versus Poland.