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[PHOTO] Six photos from Rainbow Variations, Taisuke Koyama (@agotoronto)

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Rainbow Variations, an art installation by Japanese photographer Taisuke Koyama on display at the AGO, features his macro-photographing of rainbow-coloured publicity posters, bringing out the rainbow as an artifact.

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Written by Randy McDonald

January 11, 2018 at 9:30 am

[NEWS] Five LGBTQ links: Leo Koury, cruising, Man’s Country, Mike Balaban, instagays

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  • Hornet Stories tells of Leo Koury, a mobster who apparently kickstarted gay nigthclub life in the Virginia city of Richmond.
  • VICE shares an article on an exhibit at a Berlin museum looking at the history and sociology of cruising in public washrooms.
  • VICE features a tour of Man’s Country, a long-established Chicago bathhouse now closing after four decades.
  • Hornet Stories points to the Instagram account of Mike Balaban, “bammer47”, whose account is full of LGBTQ-relevant photos of personal and general relevance.
  • Khaleb El Khatib at VICE interviews some “instagays”, gay (or bi, or queer) Instagram users whose photos (including selfies) attract huge followings. What do we get out of them? What do they get out of it?

[PHOTO] Four photography links: Sharbat Gula, Christine Estima, Stephen Wilkes, Saskatchewan

  • Sharbat Gula, the Afghan refugee made famous as a girl by a Steve McCurry photo for National Geographic three decades ago, now has a home in her homeland. National Geographic reports.
  • These photos by Christine Estima, taken with a disposable camera while swimming among the cenotes of Yucat√°n, are beautiful.
  • Photographer Stephen Wilkes’ remarkable photo of Parliament Hill on 1 July 2017, blending multiple photos taken over a decade, is eye-catching. CBC has it.
  • I personally think that organizing a photography club for at-risk youth in northern Saskatchewan is a great idea. Global News reports.

Written by Randy McDonald

December 15, 2017 at 5:30 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Four Toronto links: photographs, John Scott, condos for families, repurposed spaces

  • blogTO shares some of the earliest surviving photographs of Toronto.
  • Emma McIntosh interviews John Scott, the man who resets the clock towers of Toronto when daylight saving time comes and goes, over at the Toronto Star.
  • CBC notes that many of the new condo units of Toronto are not sized appropriately for families.
  • Erin Davis notes at Torontoist that repurposed spaces lend themselves to reuse by everyone from artists to developers.

Written by Randy McDonald

November 8, 2017 at 4:15 pm

[BLOG] Some Thursday links

  • Bad Astronomer Phil Plait notes that the Earth can easily survive without us.
  • blogTO notes that the Aga Khan Museum recently made an appearance in Star Trek: Discovery, as Vulcan.
  • Centauri Dreams notes the way neutron star collisions and kilonovas can be used to examine physical laws in extreme circumstances.
  • Hornet Stories notes that trans political candidate Danica Roem, in Virginia, is getting lots of positive attention.
  • The LRB Blog visits Gdansk only to find popular anti-Muslim xenophobia thriving.
  • The NYR Daily looks at photographic and other legacies of the Jamaica dancehall scene.
  • The Planetary Society Blog looks at the evolution of SETI from the 1960s to the present.
  • Roads and Kingdoms looks at the struggle of astronomers, in West Texas and elsewhere, to preserve dark skies.
  • Starts With A Bang’s Ethan Siegel looks at the ways in which GW170817 has confirmed the Standard Model.
  • Window on Eurasia argues that reactionary conservatism in Russia is making that country’s HIV/AIDS epidemic worse.

[PHOTO] Eight photos of the The Family Camera, Royal Ontario Museum (#romfamcam)

Written by Randy McDonald

October 4, 2017 at 10:00 am

[BLOG] Some Monday links

  • Far Outliers notes how the new Suez Canal helped create a network of coal-using port cities across Eurasia.
  • Hornet Stories notes that Serbia’s out lesbian Prime Minister, Ana Brnabic, marched in Belgrade’s pride parade.
  • Joe. My. God. notes a statement by the Pentagon that transgender troops can still re-enlist for the next few months.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money notes a fundamentally ill-thought defense of colonialism by Bruce Gilley.
  • Marginal Revolutions notes that Swedish support for the far right is linked to perceptions of foreign threats to employment.
  • Out There looks at the last days of Cassini at Saturn.
  • Personal Reflections’ Jim Belshaw notes real estate shenanigans in greater Sydney.
  • Drew Rowsome has a critical, but positive, review of closeted gay author Frank M. Robinson’s autobiography.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy sums up the outcome of the controversial monkey selfie copyright case.
  • Window on Eurasia suggests that Russian challenges to language legislation in Tatarstan hint at future challenges.