Archive for October, 2013

New Players on the World Stage: Chinese Provinces and Indian States

http://www.brookings.edu/research/essays/2013/new-players-on-the-world-stage-print
Excerpt:

“In early February last year, Wang Lijun, the police chief of the Chinese megacity Chongqing, drove 200 miles through the night to seek refuge in the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu, the capital of neighboring Sichuan Province.”

Any recommendations for an appliance repairman or woman in the GTA? The dryer is dead and fridge is acting up.

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Target is selling knockoff LikeABikes for 50 bucks.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/brodieshadetree/379822140/
Excerpt:

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Elliott Smith: ‘Mr. Misery’ Revisited, 10 Years After the Singer-Songwriter’s Controversial Death

http://www.spin.com/articles/elliott-smith-mr-misery-10-year-anniversary-death/
Excerpt:

“In the December 2004 issue of SPIN, we published Los Angeles journalist/musician Liam Gowing’s detailed, empathetic look at the last years of Elliott Smith’s life and the circumstances that led up to the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter’s apparent suicide. “Mr.”

Elliott Smith: ‘Mr. Misery’ Revisited, 10 Years After the Singer-Songwriter’s Controversial Death

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tomato sauce with onion and butter

http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2010/01/tomato-sauce-with-butter-and-onions/
Excerpt:

“I could no longer resist this sauce, and frankly, I don’t know why I even tried to: food bloggers obsess over it, and they’re not a bad lot to base a recipe selection upon. Adam of Amateur Gourmet fell for it five years ago.”

Spain’s communist model village

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/20/marinaleda-spanish-communist-village-utopia
Excerpt:

“In 2004, I was leafing through a travel guide to Andalusia while on holiday in Seville, and read a fleeting reference to a small, remote village called Marinaleda – “a communist utopia” of revolutionary farm labourers, it said.”

Toronto Tool Library

http://torontotoollibrary.com/
Excerpt:

“Welcome to the Toronto Tool Library Homepage! We’re under construction at the Library (and website).”

Almost Instant Chai

http://food52.com/blog/8599-almost-instant-chai
Excerpt:

“It’s always more fun to DIY. Every week, we’ll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home. Today: Megan Scott of The Joy Kitchen shares the key to a perfect cup of chai.”

An Ode To Pour-Over Coffee

http://www.fastcodesign.com/3019842/an-ode-to-pour-over-coffee?partner=rss
Excerpt:

“I used to have a coffee machine from the future. It was silver, naturally. It could be programmed to burr-grind my beans to various levels of fineness, charcoal-filter tap water, and brew 12 cups of coffee before I woke up.”

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