Weekly roundup February 13 - 19


The Capital Builders: Joseph Merrill Currier gave us 24 Sussex Drive Ottawa Citizen

How I Decide Who Gets Banned on OkCupid The Cut

Greg Devorski details life as NHL linesman NHL.com

An Ivy League professor who spent 4 months working in a South Bronx check-cashing store says we’re getting it all wrong Business Insider


Weekly roundup February 6 - 12


Star launches legal challenge to end secrecy in Ontario tribunals Toronto Star

Guest Post: The Grad School Decision: Thoughts and Advice for Students, Professors, and Mentors hook & eye

Calgary Postcards: Alberta Boot Company Everyday Tourist


Weekly roundup January 30 - February 5

The move from wordpress to a github pages page with the proper lingwhatics.ca URL appears to be successful. The RSS is behaving a bit strange, but I think that will clear itself up.


The space between Article Magazine

What the Octopus Knows The Atlantic

The petty battle against Bike Share in historic Cabbagetown Toronto Star

^ the Cabbagetown Residents Association felt compelled to respond and say they were approached in November about this issue and none of the board agreed that the bike station was a problem. Their response is here.. Why they didn’t get out ahead of this before it became a source of ridicule is one question you might have.


Weekly roundup January 23 - 29

Note: I plan to migrate this blog to a different service in the next week. If all goes to plan it should be seamless, but it is computer/internet related so fingers crossed.


Honeymoon In North Korea Frontier

Why Ikea's flatpack refugee shelter won design of the year The Guardian

María Eugenia Vidal and the “Other” Buenos Aires Americas Quarterly

The Economist Really Doesn’t Understand Toronto Transit Torontoist

Weekly roundup January 16 - 22


Soft(ware) Skills Data Carpentry

If landlords can profit, homes must be great investments, right? Market Urbanism

Oh no… It really looks like Justin Trudeau truly, deeply believes all those silly Liberal myths National Post

What Oxfam’s misleading stat gets wrong about inequality Fusion

Weekly roundup January 9 - 15


In 1967, change in Canada could no longer be stopped The Globe and Mail

Hill for the Data Scientist: an xkcd Story

No More Odebrechts: Three Steps to Reduce Graft in Latin America Americas Quarterly


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Weekly roundup January 2 - 8


Nearly in Ruins: The Church Where Sages Dreamed of a Modern Brazil The New York Times

Justin Trudeau’s vacation with the Aga Khan proves the details matter National Post
^ This is really important. Influence comes in all forms and perception of conflicts of interest is as important as actual conflicts of interest.

Jagger's Theorem Econometrics Beat


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