io9's link to the eye-catching pictures of spaceships pictured on British science fiction paperback novels remains appreciated.
The Globe and Mailnotes the growing Iranian community in the Toronto suburb of Richmond Hill.
BusinessWeekobserves that video chain Blockbuster, defunct in most of North America, is doing fine in Mexico and on the Mexican border.
Bloombergnotes that Japan outside of Tokyo is hoping to attract foreign investors to property outside the Japanese capital.
Der Spiegelpoints 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 Voicecritiques the urban myth that sex traficking peaks at the time of major sporting events like the Superbowl.
National Geographictracks 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.