Aug. 4th, 2017

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The new Food Basics store at 805 Lansdowne Avenue, on the corner with Dupont Street, is a perfectly serviceable grocery store, with neat displays and floors of polished concrete and even an escalator connecting the store to the adjacent Fuse Condos.

Entering


Produce


Aisle


Frozen food


Escalator
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Golden Work, 51 Grafton Street #pei #princeedwardisland #graftonstreet #goldenwok #restaurant #chinesecanadian #latergram


Charlottetown's Golden Wok Restaurant on 51 Grafton Street, just a couple of blocks west of the downtown, is typical of the Chinese-Canadian restaurants of smalltown Canada.
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  • Dangerous Minds points readers to Cindy Sherman's Instagram account. ("_cindysherman_", if you are interested.)

  • Language Hat takes note of a rare early 20th century Judaeo-Urdu manuscript.

  • Language Log lists some of the many, many words and phrases banned from Internet usage in China.

  • The argument made at Lawyers, Guns and Money about Trump's many cognitive defects is frightening. How can he be president?

  • The LRB Blog <"a href="https://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2017/08/03/lynsey-hanley/labour-and-traditional-voters/">notes that many traditional Labour voters, contra fears, are in fact willing to vote for non-ethnocratic policies.

  • The NYR Daily describes a book of photos with companion essays by Teju Cole that I like.

  • Of course, as Roads and Kingdom notes, there is such a thing as pho craft beer in Vietnam.

  • Peter Rukavina notes
  • Towleroad notes a love duet between Kele Okereke and Olly Alexander.

  • The Volokh Conspiracy seems unconvinced by the charges against Kronos programmer Marcus Hutchins.

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  • Worrying about the relationship of Toronto and nuclear weapons seems very 1980s. What's old is new again, as noted at NOW Toronto.

  • Steve Munro points out that talk of a fare freeze on the TTC ignores the underlying economics. Who, and what, will pay for this?

  • It's nice that the Little Free Pantry is being supported, as Global News observes, but what does it say about our city that this is a thing?

  • Clifton Joseph notes the Toronto Caribbean Festival has never achieved its goals of emancipation. Cue Bakhtin ...

  • Global News notes the new Drake music video promoting his OVO Fest store at Yorkdale. I should go.

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  • I am glad that Smiths Falls survived--it was lovely when I visited in 2003. If it is marijuana that saved it, good. From Global News.
  • That Oshawa--the 'Shwa, to GTAers--has managed to evolve past dependence on cars is a very good thing indeed. The Toronto Star reports.

  • Can Halifax support the proposed light rail network? This sounds like a good idea, but I would say that, then. Global News describes the proposal.

  • Patrick Cain does a great job analyzing the 2016 Census data on same-sex couples in Canada: distribution, ages, etc. His analysis is at Global News.

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