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Posted on July 8, 2016

Welcome to the new Toronto: the most fascinatingly boring city in the world | The Guardian

Smiley-faced monopolists: how Google, Facebook and Amazon won the world ~Does it matter that these titans are so successful? Vanessa Baird examines what their domination means for all of us | The New Internationalist

Will Texting Kill the Period? ~Another punctuation mark is added to the endangered species list | The Walrus

A Diamond and a Kiss ~The Women of John Hughes | Hazlitt

If you want planes to use less fuel, just ask the pilot nicely | Grist

Les pirates s’invitent au royaume du Mac | liberation

The Horrific, Predictable Result of a Widely Armed Citizenry | The New Yorker

Night Moves ~Preserving the Sublime at One of the Darkest Places in America | VQR

The Monocle Restaurant Awards | Monocle

BustedTens of thousands of people every year are sent to jail based on the results of a $2 roadside drug test. Widespread evidence shows that these tests routinely produce false positives. Why are police departments and prosecutors still using them? | ProPublica

A week of woe: Public opinion on race and police | AEI

A Supposedly Fun Thing I Did Many Times | Roads & Kingdoms

Iceland’s Historic Candidate ~How a scholar of the nation’s Presidency swiftly became its Presidential front-runner | The New Yorker

Selfishness Is Learned ~We tend to be cooperative—unless we think too much. | Nautilus

Mr.Brooks ~Why I got really, really into Garth Brooks as a kid | Paris Review


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