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20 Oct, 2018

Weekend reading: October 20 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

It’s been about 50 years of this for Caroll Spinney! The puppeteer played Big Bird on “Sesame Street” is retiring. See our 2014 story: beneath the feathers, on the man who was #BigBird  https://t.co/K08JIZkn41 pic.twitter.com/DQN4tR7o1f — Melissa Tait (@meltait) October 18, 2018 All the men who never assaulted me, vox.com Cursed: witches are planning a […]

06 Oct, 2018

Weekend reading: October 6 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

I would *really really* like to know who’s behind this sign. #ottawa #ottWestboro #westborovillage pic.twitter.com/jc8MSXY3HM — andrea tomkins (@missfish) October 4, 2018 Don’t Mess With the Jiu-jitsu Suffragettes, messynessychic.com The Way We Look Now, According to Mary Beard, nytimes.com The Cruelty Is the Point, theatlantic.com The Angry White Male Caucus, nytimes.com I Know Brett Kavanaugh, […]

29 Sep, 2018

Weekend reading: September 29 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

?? ?? ?? @UnitedWayOttawa is working with the @redcrosscanada and other partners to address immediate and long-term needs after the #OttStorm. Read more and give right here: https://t.co/0Cvb0oppEd pic.twitter.com/fKUSIU3VUF — andrea tomkins (@missfish) September 27, 2018 The rape culture of the 1980s, explained by Sixteen Candles, vox.com The Existential Void of the Pop-Up ‘Experience’, nytimes.com […]

08 Sep, 2018

Weekend reading: September 8 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

i noticed there was a blank wall at mcdonald’s so i decided to make this fake poster of me and my friend. It’s now been 51 days since i hung it up. pic.twitter.com/5OTf5aR4vm — J?VH M (@Jevholution) September 3, 2018 Why Kids Want Things, theatlantic.com See the final phase of the Flight 93 National Memorial, […]

01 Sep, 2018

Weekend reading: September 1 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

Sex and the smartphone: Can we talk about what your teenager is up to? https://t.co/YSMMWlatQA pic.twitter.com/g0ysvwtNor — The Globe and Mail (@globeandmail) September 1, 2018 Logged off: meet the teens who refuse to use social media, theguardian.com Gillian Anderson’s New Fashion Line is For Power Bitches Only, intomore.com First-year university is hard – and that’s […]


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