Seeing Canada from Away

HONO[U]RARY CANADIAN (photo: Roche Percé, Quebec)

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Memorial to the Brave Horses that Helped Helm New York’s Fire Brigades (pity about the icy snow at the top of the pic—it’s a firefighter on the horse).

Memorial to the Brave Horses that Helped Helm New York’s Fire Brigades (pity about the icy snow at the top of the pic—it’s a firefighter on the horse).

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An email from a psychopath

jonathanronson:

For the people who ask me if I ever get emails from psychopaths (reprinted with his permission):

message: Dear Jon,

I just saw your interview on Australia’s ABC 7:30 report on ‘The Psychopath Test’ and wanted to share my experience. I hope that it can remain confidential for the time being,…

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Toronto Day 2: Everything Kevin Drew Told Us Was True

worldcafe:

Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene was one of the first people we talked with upon arriving in Toronto for our Sense of Place visit. He told us about the traffic, the condos, the east-side/west-side divide and most importantly he told us about the bar The Communist’s Daughter. After day two his cred is high. Traffic in Toronto is, uh, an issue.

So what have we been up to? Friday ended with an eye-opening session with the band July Talk. When this visit gets on the radio, you have to hear the vocal interplay between Peter Dreimanis’ gruff Tom Waitsish voice and co-front person Leah Fay’s arty high teasing soprano. We kept thinking these two sound so different this shouldn’t work, but it does big time. Chalk up our first big discovery.

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