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[BLOG] Some Tuesday links

  • At 3 Quarks Daily, Tamuira Reid writes about the minefields associated with Romani identity, starting with the name.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze notes a paper suggesting terrestrial worlds may be able to form in systems with hot Jupiters.
  • The Dragon’s Tales suggests that Japan is starting to investigate the possibility of orbital solar power satellites.
  • Eastern Approaches notes the political controversies in Poland associated with the canonization of native son John Paul II.
  • Joe. My. God. and Towleroad both note that Japan’s first lady Akie Abe rode in a float in Tokyo’s gay pride parade.
  • Geocurrents notes that long-time contributor Asya Pereltsvaig will no longer be contributing.
  • The New APPS Blog continues to observe the issues surrounding the Fermi Paradox.
  • Torontoist notes, with photos, a Toronto church’s annual blessing of the bikes.
  • Towleroad observes that a Buffalo, New York, school refused to share news of a gay alumnus’ wedding.
  • Window on Eurasia warns that Putin wants to regain Soviet levels of power and domination, also touching upon the Russian belief that Ukrainians and Belarusians don’t have separate histories.
  • Yorkshire Ranter Alex Harrowell recounts a book, Robert Bickers’ Empire Made Me: An Englishman Adrift in Shanghai, telling the story of an English expatriate fascist turned policeman in interwar Shanghai.

[BLOG] Some Friday links

  • 80 Beats notes suggestions that odd carbon-14 ratios in classical Japanese manuscripts and records of a red cross in the night sky from Anglo-Saxon England indicate that there may have been a supernova visible from Earth in 774.
  • Extraordinary Observations is skeptical about the prospects for farming in urban areas in the United States, taken in isolation.
  • Anti-Semitic and anti-Romani sentiment in Hungary is detailed, those two populations’ histories explored, at Geocurrents.
  • A New APPS Blog post suggests that feminism might be unpopular with some men because they’re not familiar with working women in their own lives, drawing from the author’s personal experiences as well as broader analysis.
  • Border disputes between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, and the underlying patterns of disorder they reflect, is the theme of a Registan post.
  • Technosociology suggests that the Muslim Brotherhood’s transparent communication of electoral results in Egypt may have been responsible for the acceptance of the vote by the military.