Angry Robot

Toronto Zoo briefly closes baboon exhibit after matriarch's death sparks violent power struggle

“Baboon Game of Thrones”

This graffiti artist's 'experiment' with the authorities escalated hilariously

Dear Media, Stop Freaking Out About Donald Trump’s Polls

Nate Silver

Inside Faraday Future, the secretive car company chasing Tesla

So secretive that there really isn’t much to this article.

Scots left reeling as Canadian whisky named world's best

27 Ways To Celebrate International Men's Day

Hemingway’s Paris memoir becomes token of defiance

“we ate well and cheaply and drank well and cheaply and slept well and warm together and loved each other.”

Ontario can’t keep growing if economy doesn’t keep up

Article points out two huge employment zones – Markham and the area around Pearson – that are not served well by transit.

The megazone encircling Pearson Airport boasts about 300,000 jobs. That makes it bigger than business districts in Montreal, Calgary or Vancouver, yet it is a transit black hole that remains off the radar of provincial planners. The Pearson megazone is the second-biggest source of jobs in Canada, yet it lacks a single subway stop.

SmartTrack isn’t really a cogent transit plan, but one good thing about it is the attempt to provide something of a transit link to these areas.

Adoring media fans mob Trudeau at Manila economic summit

“He’s so hot and intelligent and he just took all our stress away”

Turkey could cut off Islamic State’s supply lines. So why doesn’t it? | David Graeber

Putin vs Isis: Russia’s great game in Syria

One Block

Pretty amazing web piece about the people who live on one block in Bed-Stuy

Can Science Solve Terrorism? Q&A with Psychologist John Horgan

Dear Syria hawks: step up your game.

At the very least explain what the victory conditions are, right?


Some of the problems with working from home

Paris Attacks Kill More Than 100, Police Say; French Seal Border


Shadowy Black Axe group leaves trail of tattered lives

I missed Missy (sorry!)

The New Intimacy Economy

“The future is not a prison of robot overlords, but a Lucky Charms hell world stuffed with ‘plushies’ you backed on Kickstarter”.

Putin's daughter, a young billionaire and the president's friends

Getting Your Kids to Eat (or at Least Try) Everything

Mark Bittman, who is my Food God

Magical Thinking & Thought Terminating Clichés

Re Paul Graham and Silicon Valley VC righteous disruption types

America's middle class: Poorer than you think

Despair, American Style

Hundreds of Nude Photos Jolt Colorado School