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16 Jun, 2018

Weekend roundup: June 16 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

WATCH: the first LGBTQ2 #HeritageMinute about pioneering gay activist Jim Egan, who spent years fighting homophobia in the media and in the courts. pic.twitter.com/GhIgyzM8Bw — Historica Canada (@HistoricaCanada) June 13, 2018 The Woman Who Harvested a Wheat Field Off Wall Street, nytimes.com My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me, nytimes.com How Pro-Eating Disorder […]

09 Jun, 2018

Weekend reading: June 8 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

I Don’t Know How To Explain To You That You Should Care About Other People, huffingtonpost.com Mr. Rogers Had a Simple Set of Rules for Talking to Children, theatlantic.com The Insatiable and Unknowable Anthony Bourdain, nytimes.com ‘I Want to Hate …’, nytimes.com Act of love: The life and death of Donna Mae Hill, theglobeandmail.com On […]

02 Jun, 2018

Weekend reading: June 2 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

If you care about waffles and journalism – even a tiny bit – this thread will make your day. https://t.co/wOOPlK2s14 — andrea tomkins (@missfish) May 27, 2018 How The Economist engages young audiences on Snapchat Discover, journalism.co.uk J.Crew under fire for promoting boy in a feminist T-shirt, fastcompany.com Tales from the far-flung Faroes, bbc.co.uk Blood […]

28 May, 2018

Weekend reading: May 27 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

If you care about waffles and journalism – even a tiny bit – this thread will make your day. https://t.co/wOOPlK2s14 — andrea tomkins (@missfish) May 27, 2018 Where to find ice cream and other frozen treats in Kitchissippi (don’t miss our handy map!), kitchissippi.com Kathleen Wynne can feel your pain, macleans.ca Lil Tay talks like […]

19 May, 2018

Weekend reading: May 19 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

70% of @google users want help managing their addictions. Staring at your own data will only make you do it more. https://t.co/KV1QGq9ec9 — Faith Popcorn (@FaithPopcorn) May 18, 2018 Frank Sinatra has a cold, esquire.com Why Open-Plan Homes Might Not Be Great For Entertaining, theatlantic.com 46 Stunning Photos Of Ottawa That Don’t Even Do It […]


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