Sunday Links

(Photograph courtesy of Saunders Architecture)

Labrador's striking new cultural centre Newfoundland-born Todd Saunders, who is the architect behind Newfoundland’s Fogo Island Inn, took inspiration from Inuit sod house shelters on nearby Rose Island (image above)

The piglet's paternity: The most fateful attribute of the dead piglet was a resemblance to one George Spencer, formerly a servant to Henry Browning, the man who had sold the sow to Wakeman.

His unfocussed stare peered at the world—or scowled at it—through a blue haze of cigarette smoke and alcohol fumes. He was usually alone, but if he had company, you would hear him periodically grouch out pessimistic comments on the human condition. Low Life and High Style (a good story)

One billionaire at a time: Inside the Swiss clinics where the super-rich go for rehab.

Mr. Electrico, the magician who inspired Ray Bradbury - then vanished.

Many animal species are near extinction with some in endling stage where just one individual remains. There is occasional good news though.

Like. Flirt. Ghost. A journey into the social media lives of teens.

Standing Room Only: Canada's smallest bar is just 144 square feet.

Big shoes to fill The photo manipulation art of Carlos Jiménez Varela.

The  Civicus Monitor annual report ranks 197 countries based on local threats to civil society. (via Maps Mania)

Selling Polaroids in the Bars of Amsterdam, 1980 "Our Polaroid camera was a money machine fueled by alcohol; each photo sold for 6 guilders (approx. $3) and we usually took more than 50 pictures a night." (Via Memo Of The Air)

The 15-minute city brouhaha confirms that the lunatic right can turn the most benign of planning concepts into a conspiracy theory.

Ian Urbina, Director and Founder of The Outlaw Ocean Project, had a beachside fortress  built and transported to an oceanfront lot on Prince Edward Island despite never having set foot in the province. 

Artist shows how she made a video of herself jumping into a coffee cup

'Roger's Blue World' is a mother's photographic project that brings us into the world of her autistic son.

The mystery of Alice in Wonderland syndrome A surprising number of people experience symptoms of this curious condition, which is named after Lewis Carroll's heroine, who changed size after eating and drinking.

A Student Rejects Rejection: "Having reviewed the many rejection letters I have received in the last few weeks, it is with great regret that I must inform you I am unable to accept your rejection at this time." 

I'll have a third leg and, while you're at it, bring me an extra pair of hands.

Quentin Tarantino will be 60 years old in a few days and he is saying that his next film will be his last. Do you believe him?


  1. Anonymous3:00 am

    Quite an amazing batch of links today. Interior pictures of Newfoundland’s Cultural Center make it look so big and empty. We hear almost daily about species which are near extinction, but I wonder about new species being created we are unaware of. You must put Standing Room Only on your bucket list. I wonder how long before the ocean threatens the PEI fortress? I bet Tarantino continues a long as he can. I’ve forward the link to the vet ending life to a bunch of people.
    Thank you, xoxoxoBruce

  2. The article about the Illusuak Community Centre made me wonder what it would be like to visit Labrador but that tiny bar is just a short road trip away so I'm more likely to check it out.

  3. Anonymous7:02 pm

    I haven’t gotten further than L’anse aux Meadows, Torngat would be something to see.


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