Sep. 13th, 2017

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Mural, Cabbagetown Corner Convenience #toronto #cabbagetown #parliamentstreet #cornerstore #mural #publicart #wires

I love this cheerful mural covering one whole side of a convenience store's building on Parliament.
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Before Green Gables (1) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #greengables #greengableshouse

Before Green Gables (2) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #greengables #greengableshouse

Before Green Gables (3) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #greengables #greengableshouse

Before Green Gables (4) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #greengables #greengableshouse

Before Green Gables (5) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #greengables #greengableshouse

The line to enter Green Gables House is long, but happily there are things to see while you wait.
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  • Bad Astronomer Phil Plait shares stunning deep-field pictures of intergalactic space.

  • Centauri Dreams shares the second part of Larry Klaes' analysis of Forbidden Planet.

  • D-Brief suggests that controlled kangaroo hunting may be necessary for the ecological health of Australia.

  • Bruce Dorminey notes a new radio telescope in British Columbia that may help solve the mystery of fast radio burst.

  • The Dragon's Gaze notes that quasars can irradiate a noteworthy fraction of potentially Earth-like planets.

  • Lawyers, Guns and Money comes out against the idea of giving Amazon massive tax breaks for HQ2.

  • The LRB Blog bids a fond farewell to Saturn probe Cassini.

  • Marginal Revolution links to a paper suggesting new ideas--hence, new sources of economic growth--are harder to come by.

  • Maximos62 recounts a quietly chilling trip to East Timor where he discovers a landscape marked by genocide.

  • The New APPS Blog is quite unsurprised by news that Russians may have used Facebook to manipulate the US election.

  • At Out of Ambit, Diane Duane bids a fond farewell to colleague Len Wein.

  • Personal Reflections' Jim Belshaw does not think Australia is committed enough to affordable housing to solve homelessness Finland-style.

  • Roads and Kingdoms reports from the Suwalki Gap, the thin corridor joining the Baltic States to Poland.

  • Peter Rukavina looks at how a storied land rover was recovered from St. Helena.

  • Starts With A Bang's Ethan Siegel lists the top six discoveries of Cassini at Saturn.

  • Towleroad notes fundamentally misaimed criticism of new AI that determines sexual orientation from facepics.

  • Window on Eurasia looks at contemporary Russian fears about the power of rising China in Russia's Asian territories.

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  • I am decidedly unimpressed by the marijuana dispensary owners who set their employees up for criminal charges.

  • Is the Ontario proposal for a licensed provincial marijuana retailer going to be economically viable? Maybe not. CBC reports.

  • Steve Munro looks at the new 509 Harboufront streetcars with their pantograph power collection units.

  • Edward Keenan makes a well-meaning call to Torontonians to stop speculating about the winner of the 2018 election. (Won't happen, alas.)

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  • The National Observer notes an exciting new exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre of vintage NYT photos of Canada.

  • The Star notes how Canadian artist Charles Pachter first gained fame as a child star in a film about the Exhibition.

  • NOW Toronto's Glenn Sumi praises the hard-core theatre fans of Toronto for their dedication to the local art.

  • At Spacing, Adam Bunch notes the tragic last days of Lucy Maud Montgomery in Swansea, depressed and despairing.

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  • Bulgaria and Macedonia have at last signed a treaty trying to put their contentious past behind them. Greece next?

  • The legacies of Stalinist deportations in Moldova continue to trouble this poor country.

  • The plight of the ethnic Georgians apparently permanently displaced from Georgia has been only muted by time.

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