blogTO notes how Ryerson University has launched an incubator for the local music scene.
Crooked Timber notes the high minimum wage in Australia.
Dangerous Minds shares a video of Keith Haring getting arrested from 1982.
The Dragon’s Gaze reports on a study of hot Neptunes.
The Dragon’s Tales notes that a search of WISE data did not produce Planet Nine.
Joe. My. God. notes that Beyoncé has produced merchandise calling for her own boycott, to the anger of her detractors.
Languages of the World wonders how anyone could argue that Yiddish comes from Turkey, never mind argue so badly.
Marginal Revolution’s Tyler Cowen is pessimistic about Greece.
Neuroskeptic notes a new brain study tracing human thought.
The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer looks at how Republicans are coming to accept Trump.
Towleroad notes that Timothy Conigrave’s Holding the Man is set to be adapted for the movies.
Window on Eurasia notes Chernobyl’s impact on the Soviet Union, considers which Russian federal subjects might be next for merger, and notes Russia’s acceptance of a Chinese railroad built with international gauge on its territory.
The Associated Press notes the hostility in many American communities to Muslim cemeteries.
Bloomberg explores the revival of watchmaking in East Germany’s Saxony, and touches on the new two-day public work week in Venezuela.
Bloomberg View notes Japan’s rising levels of poverty, looks at the politicization of the Brazilian education system, and examines potential consequences of Pakistan-China nuclear collaboration.
The CBC reports on the difficulties of the Canada-European Union trade pact, reports on the conviction of an Alberta couple for not taking their meningitis-afflicted child to medical attention until it was too late, and notes that an American-Spanish gay couple was able to retrieve their child from a Thai surrogate mother.
MacLean’sexamines how Karla Homolka ending up shifting towards French Canada.
The National Post‘s Michael den Tandt is critical of the idea of a new Bombardier bailout.
Universe Today notes a paper arguing that, with only one example of life, we can say little with assuredness about extraterrestrial life’s frequency.
Vice‘s Noisey notes how Prince and Kate Bush ended up collaborating on “Why Should I Love You?”.
The Washington Postreports on a study suggesting that root crops like the potato were less suited to supporting complex civilizations than grains.
The Guardiannotes the sequencing of Ozzy Osbourne’s DNA.
The National Postreports that Québec NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau might well be considering a run for the NDP leadership.
Newsweekreports on the decision of the Wall Street Journal to run an ad denying the Armenian genocide.
Finally, there has been much written after the death of Prince. Some highlights: The Atlanticlooks at how he was a gay icon, Voxshares 14 of his most important songs, the Toronto Starnotes his connection to Toronto, Dangerous Minds shares videos of early performances, The Daily Beastexplains Prince’s stringent control of his content on the Internet, and In Media Res mourns the man and some of his songs.