cmkl: N-word Rapids – get racism off the map

I was planning a bike ride on my favourite route planning app when I came across a rather shocking site. There is a place marked on Google Maps — don’t think it even has a population count — south of Maniwaki Québec called N–ger Rapids. (Sorry about the dashes. I’m not afraid to handle the word, if only to ...

Alberta Diary: Why Denmark fears militarization of Arctic islands means Canada could soon control almost all of Hudson’s Bay, and other tall tales

If we just listened to Stephen Harper and the BBC, what a wonderful world this would be! Below: Catherine the Great, USAF Gen. Philip Breedlove. Last Wednesday, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported in shocked tones on its online news site that “NATO’s top military commander, Gen. Philip Breedlove, has warned that Russian ‘militarization’ of the ...

drive-by planet: CNN infographic puts eastern Ukraine city of Slavyansk in… Crimea: American geo-illiteracy

A CNN infographic (above) that appeared during a news broadcast covering the pull-out of self-defense fighters from Slavyansk and Kramatorsk got it badly wrong. The infographic placed the city of Slavyansk, not in eastern Ukraine where it is located, but in western Crimea… which has since joined the Russian Federation. Where Slavyansk is actually found ...

Melissa Fong: Electronic music, raves & Toronto’s moral panic on drugs

…they do the work because they want to re-produce the type of city they want to live- the type of city that is worth living in. … …not all entertainment is built the same- some of these very worth while performers and promotors can’t jump through your hoops, or will grow tired doing so. These ...

350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

Fascinating – a map of Europe from 1000 AD to the present day:

Melissa Fong: Eliminating clubland: Planning for the right dance & social spaces in the city

Eliminating clubland: Planning for the right dance & social spaces in the city I’m going to respond to this article from an Urban Planning point of view, but also from a Feminist and “dance-positive” point of view [2]. This month I have been dreading my move back to Vancouver – for many reasons- one of ...

Politics, Re-Spun: The Geography of Emotions, A Conversation with Colin Mills

Saturday night, I spent almost two hours discussing the Geography of Emotions with Colin Mills. We explored the ubiquitousness of emotions, the male crisis around emotions, how emotions relate with cognition, and the betweeness of emotions. It was a fascinating conversation about a topic with wide implications for society, culture, human relations, activism, politics as ...

LeDaro: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford knows his geography!!!!

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