Atlas Obscura looks at the 18th century British tradition of installing hermits in gardens.
Bloomberg looks at Brexit proponents who say the United Kingdom can arrange a better deal with the European Union than Switzerland, notes continued anger after the housing collapse, and studies prospects for light rail in Los Angeles.
CBC notes the death of K-Tel founder Phil Kives and looks at fracking damage in Oklahoma.
MacLean’snotes that a former PQ minister who blames Liberal strength on English and Allophone voters does not know demographics.
National Geographiclooks at Pripyat as a modern equivalent to Pompeii.
Open Democracy looks at the particular dynamics behind right-wing populism in Estonia.
Bloomberg View notes mixed evidence behind the idea that separatism can work economically, and criticizes San Francisco’s family leave policy as having too much impact on business.
CBC notes that the European Union will require visas of Canadians if Canada does not give visa-free access to Bulgarians and Romanians and looks at the controversy over women praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
The Globe and Mailnotes the division of the NDP over Mulcair, looks at the importance of the long-form census for northern Canada, and examines Vancouver’s rental market.
The Inter Press Service reports on how the Nicaragua Canal is bogged down by money and environmental issues.
MacLean’sdefends transparent tax havens, as opposed to the other kind.
National Geographicreports on the role of amateur mapmakers in charting the Syrian conflict and describes an exciting reconstruction of Pompeii.
Universe Today reports on the ice disk of HD 100546.