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[BLOG] Some Friday links

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  • Architectuul considers the humanizing potential of brutalism in the context of a London filled with impersonal skyscrapers.
  • Bad Astronomer Phil Plait looks at the ways the habitable-zone super-Earths of K2-18 reveal our solar system to be exceptional.
  • Centauri Dreams notes evidence for active plate tectonics in the ice crust of Europa, suggesting an ocean being replenished with nutrients and possibly suitable for life.
  • D-Brief notes the sourcing of the iron in the artifacts of the Bronze Act in meteorites.
  • Daily JSTOR reports on how Hollywood coped during the Red Scare of the 1950s.
  • Dangerous Minds notes the exciting discovery of tapes recording Devo jamming with David Bowie and Brian Eno.
  • Cody Delistraty considers if the restitution of artworks looted from once-colonized territories might not be a cheap substitute for deeper changes.
  • Language Hat shares a student essay comparing, during the First World War, the United States’ campaign against German and the German campaign against French.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money argues against a British nostalgia for monarchy and empire that overlooks the real injustices perpetrated at Britain’s imperial peak.
  • Lingua Franca notes the remarkable power of the #metoo movement.
  • The LRB Blog notes the exceptional complexity of the issue of Jerusalem, especially after Trump’s actions.
  • The Map Room Blog shares links to a variety of maps of the Halifax Explosion and its effects.
  • The NYR Daily looks at some of the legacies of the Salvadoran civil war.
  • Peter Watts makes an argument in favour of the dystopia in contemporary science fiction.
  • The Planetary Society Blog’s Emily Lakdawalla reports that South Korea is planning its first Moon expedition for 2020.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer notes that Argentina, at its peak, offered as good or even better chances for social mobility for immigrants than the United States.
  • Peter Rukavina shares a photograph showing the electronic system used by defunct Charlottetown nightclub Myron’s for dispensing drinks.
  • Towleroad reports on one consequence of Australia’s acceptance of gay marriage: Will Calvin Harris remix the Spice Girls song “2 Become 1”, as he promised?
  • Window on Eurasia shares a list of eight reasons explaining why Finland was unique in the former Russian Empire in maintaining its independence from Moscow.
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[PHOTO] Six photos of a dawn departure from Charlottetown Airport, PEI (#pei)

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I love the electric blue that pervades these scenes.

Mirrored in the window #pei #princeedwardisland #charlottetown #charlottetownairport #window #mirror #dawn #latergram

Airplanes on tarmac #pei #princeedwardisland #charlottetown #charlottetownairport #dawn #blue #airplane #tarmac #latergram

Looking back #pei #princeedwardisland #charlottetown #charlottetownairport #dawn #blue #airplane #tarmac #latergram

Dawn #pei #princeedwardisland #charlottetown #charlottetownairport #dawn #blue #latergram

Another Derek Jarman blue #pei #princeedwardisland #charlottetown #charlottetownairport #dawn #blue #derekjarman #latergram

Boarding #pei #princeedwardisland #charlottetown #charlottetownairport #dawn #blue #airplane #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

November 19, 2017 at 11:45 am

[ISL] Three PEI links: economic growth, employment insurance zones, gleaners in the fields

  • Prince Edward Island is apparently again leading the Maritimes in economic growth. This is something of an unexpected reversal. The Guardian reports.
  • The division of PEI into two zones for employment insurance purposes, one around Charlottetown and the other including the rest of the island, does–among other things–reflect growing regional economic divides. CBC reports.
  • Gleaners, people combing the fields of the Island looking for edible food left after the harvest, is apparently a thing. CBC reports.

Written by Randy McDonald

November 13, 2017 at 10:30 pm

[PHOTO] Looking north up Queen at Water, Charlottetown PEI

Looking north up Queen at Water #pei #princeedwardisland #charlottetown #queenstreet #waterstreet #night #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

November 2, 2017 at 8:30 am

[PHOTO] Three photos of Charlottetown at twilight, under blue skies

John A. MacDonald on his bench #pei #princeedwardisland #charlottetown #victoriarow #queenstreet #johnamacdonald #statue #latergram #canada

Lights above Sydney Street #pei #princeedwardisland #charlottetown #sydneystreet #lights #stdunstans #stdunstansbasilica #blue #latergram

Merchantman Pub by twilight #pei #princeedwardisland #charlottetown #merchantmanpub #queenstreet #waterstreet #lights #blue #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

November 1, 2017 at 12:04 pm

[PHOTO] Three photos from Queen Street at twilight, Charlottetown PEI

Confederation Centre of the Arts at twilight #pei #princeedwardisland #charlottetown #confederationcentreofthearts #queenstreet #graftonstreet #blue #twilight

South down Queen Street #pei #princeedwardisland #charlottetown #confederationcentreofthearts #queenstreet #blue #twilight

Looking east at Victoria Row #pei #princeedwardisland #charlottetown #confederationcentreofthearts #queenstreet #victoriarow #richmondstreet #blue #twilight #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

October 31, 2017 at 10:45 am

[PHOTO] Anne & Gilbert, and the rainbow, by the Guild in Charlottetown, PEI

Anne & Gilbert, and the rainbow #pei #princeedwardisland #charlottetown #queenstreet #anneandgilbert #pride #rainbow #lgbtq #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

October 30, 2017 at 10:45 am