Weekly roundup December 4-10


Swiss Banks Also Feeling the Sting of Brazil’s Car Wash Investigation Americas Quarterly

Under cover of darkness: inside São Paulo’s vast illegal Feirinha night market The Guardian

Kittens and Cats: A First Reader (1911) — Cats and Captions before the Internet Age The Public Domain Review


Weekly roundup November 20 - December 3


Breaking bread: While artisanal bakers rely on stale tradition, the innovative get fresh National Post

How the sandwich consumed Britain The Guardian

Are Canada’s pot-fearing politicians raising children or goats? Maclean’s

Keepers of the Secrets The Village Voice



Weekly roundup November 13-19


Male incompetence is a subtle form of misogyny Metro

The Myth of ‘I’m Bad at Math’ The Atlantic

When your family comes to watch you ref Referee Tales

The best laptop ever made


Weekly roundup November 6-12

Missed last week because vacationing in Montreal was a lot of fun.


These Guys Were Argentina At Its Best Americas Quarterly

It’s good to have you with us, even if it’s just for the day.

‘My father’s death has given me a love of men, of their vulnerability and tenderness’ The Guardian

Calgary’s never-ending public shame: blocking basement suites Maclean’s

Meet the deputants The Globe and Mail


Weekly roundup October 23-29


Craft Beer Thrives in a Rio de Janeiro Favela Americas Quarterly

Edmontonian Time Eighteen Bridges

Don’t blame equalization for Alberta’s fiscal mess The Globe and Mail

If you think Dodgers are in World Series due to payroll, you aren’t paying attention CBS Sports

Toronto celebrates Kensington Market in word but not deed TVO.org



2017 Bike Ride 18

Today’s ride was a helping navigate poor bike infrastructure ride that involved a stop at Bellwoods Brewery for some tasty sours and fries. Even the Shaw bike lane pavement is so chewed up that it is unpleasant to ride on.

Total trip distance: 19.5 km

2017 Ride 18

Weekly roundup October 16-22


Is NAFTA Over Now? Americas Quarterly

Bill Morneau’s actions reveal a critical lack of judgment National Post

The dawning of the new Don River Valley Park Toronto Star