Jun. 14th, 2017

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Two pigeons, coal-black


I rather liked the style of these two pigeons I saw perched by the buses at Eglinton Station.
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  • Centauri Dreams looks at two brown dwarf pairs, nearby Luhman 16 and eclipsing binary WD1202-024.

  • D-Brief notes a study suggesting panspermia would be easy in the compact TRAPPIST-1 system.

  • Far Outliers notes the shouted and remarkably long-range vocal telegraph of early 20th century Albania.

  • Language Hat links to a fascinating blog post noting the survival of African Latin in late medieval Tunisia.

  • The LRB Blog notes the observations of an Englishman in Northern Ireland that, after the DUP's rise, locals are glad other Britons are paying attention.

  • Marginal Revolution notes a study suggesting that refugees in the US end up paying more in taxes than they receive in benefits.

  • Spacing reviews a fascinating-sounding new book on the politics and architecture of new libraries.

  • Understanding Society examines the mechanisms through which organizations can learn.

  • Window on Eurasia talks about the progressive detachment of the east of the North Caucasus, at least, from wider Russia.

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  • AIDS Action Now veteran Tim McCaskell argues in NOW Toronto that the new gay activism reflects the growing diversity of the community, riven by race and income.

  • Steven W. Thrasher argues from a radical position against the presence of police and militarism generally in American Pride marches.

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  • Chris Bateman at Spacing Toronto describes the history of Toronto's first skyscraper, the Beard Building at King and Jarvis.

  • Erin Sylvester at Torontoist explores the life of Grace Bagnato, an Italian Canadian who was one of Toronto's first court interpreters.

  • Azzura Lalani commemorates in the Toronto Star the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Republic of Rathnelly, in midtown Toronto.

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