Randy McDonald (rfmcdpei) wrote,

[NEWS] Some Monday links


  • io9's link to the eye-catching pictures of spaceships pictured on British science fiction paperback novels remains appreciated.

  • The Globe and Mail notes the growing Iranian community in the Toronto suburb of Richmond Hill.

  • BusinessWeek observes that video chain Blockbuster, defunct in most of North America, is doing fine in Mexico and on the Mexican border.

  • Bloomberg notes that Japan outside of Tokyo is hoping to attract foreign investors to property outside the Japanese capital.

  • Der Spiegel points to a new study suggesting that Bavaria's famed mad King Ludwig II wasn't clinically insane at all, and notes evidence of truly massive campaigns of state-sponsored torture and massacre in Syria.

  • An older link from the New Zealand Herald: is the large emigration from New Zealand to Australia, driven by the search for a higher standard of living, about to run down?

  • The Village Voice critiques the urban myth that sex traficking peaks at the time of major sporting events like the Superbowl.

  • National Geographic tracks down the magazine photo that inspired Lorde's hit song "Royals" and observes the ways in which Mexicans of indigenous background immigrate to the United States.

  • Jezebel takes a long, hard look at gay male sexism directed towards women.

  • Rolling Stone's extended article arguing that Miami is set to drown as sea levels rise is a gripping read.

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