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Posted on January 13, 2017

Friday the 13th: why is it unlucky and other facts about the worst day in the calendar | The Telegraph

Friday the 13th: Events in history that took place on this day ~Various superstitions have risen from what is considered the most unlucky day of the year. | International Business Times

Opinion: This year, we’ll probably need a little space from our smartphones ~The rose-coloured glasses are coming off. We need some time apart

A Handy Guide to the Archaeology of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story | Almost Archaeology

Inside LAX’s New Anti-Terrorism Intelligence Unit ~If the airport’s experimental team succeeds, every critical infrastructure site in the world might soon have its own in-house intel operation. | The Atlantic

Intellectuals for Trump ~A rogue group of conservative thinkers tries to build a governing ideology around a President-elect who disdains ideology. | The New Yorker

Publishers Take On Ad-Agency Roles With Branded Content | WSJ

The David Foster Wallace Disease ~It’s funny, knowing that, if I were living in one of my favourite minds, I might want to turn it off.

What happens to Canada should Queen Elizabeth II die: The behind-the-scenes plans | National Post

Why Do Canadians Say ‘Eh’? ~The story behind Canada’s most distinctive verbal tic. | Atlas Obscura

Squeeze cash from Facebook, Google, say Canadian news media leaders | CBC

How Albert Woodfox Survived Solitary ~As one of the Angola 3, he was in isolation longer than any other American. Then he came home to face his future. | The New Yorker

The Mysterious Disappearance of Keith Davis | Hakai

Syria and the Left ~Behind the humanitarian disaster of the Syrian civil war is a political crisis the Left urgently needs to understand. | Jacobin Magazine

George Lucas will build his museum in Los Angeles | Curbed LA

Better design and ‘atmosphere’: Why Canadian malls are thriving while American ones struggle | National Post

She loved him, and he died in the Holocaust. Now her son is bringing his music back to life. | The Boston Globe

Considering the Novel in the Age of Obama | Vulture

Duelling tensions; unified vision | The Globe and Mail

A teenaged building that’s already a local landmark | The Globe and Mail

Hey Bunz! ISO a soak in your bathtub | Toronto Star

The dream of Ara: Inside the rise and fall of the world’s most revolutionary phone | Venture Beat

Sweet Bitter Blues ~Encounters in Tokyo | Oxford American

The Concussion Diaries: One High School Football Player’s Secret Struggle with CTE | GQ

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