Aug. 3rd, 2017
I took this photo on the northwest corner of Queen and Grafton in downtown Charlottetown, looking southeast towards the Confederation Centre of the Arts.
Of note is, visible in the lower half of the photo, the rainbow painted on the sidewalk. Pride happened to coincide with my visit to the Island this year.
- The Broadside Blog's Caitlin Kelly writes about the pleasures of the unmediated life, experienced in her recent vacation.
- This celebration at Centauri Dreams of the forty years of science from the Voyager missions is heart-warming.
- White racism in power is touched upon at Lawyers, Guns and Money.
- Noel Maurer notes that the Philippines, where indiscriminate violence is state policy, no longer counts as a true democracy. Duturte as Marcos?
- The Russian Demographics Blog shares a map depicting the frequency with which young adults live with parents across Europe. Northwestern Europe stands out.
- Understanding Society looks at an early critique of positivism in sociology.
- Window on Eurasia looks at Belarus' preparation for the Zapad 2017 military exercises with Russia.
- Torontoist takes issue with the positive take CBC provided of Blue Jays beer-thrower Ken Pagan, softpeddling racism.
- Councillor Shelley Carroll does a great job deconstructing "Stepgate". (You get what you pay for, to start.)
- House of Lords, a hairdressing shop a half-century old on Yonge below Bloor, is set to close. The Toronto Star's Jaren Kerr reports.
- Mayor John Tory would like to freeze TTC fare increases for 2018. Can his government pull it off? The Toronto Star's Ben Spurr reports.
- Rents in Toronto are near the level of Brooklyn, two thousand per one bedroom, and tenants are desperate.
- When the sun becomes a red giant, Europa and Enceladus will become superheated greenhouses without Earth-like phases.
- A new model of early Venus suggests it could have had oceans and Earthly temperatures less than a billion years ago.
- Past activity around the volcanoes of Mars means that these areas could have been refuges for life.
- On the discovery of acrylonitrile on Titan, a membrane-forming chemical that could permit life in the super-cold.