Love this bit, about the part of The Inning when they were reviewing the Russell Martin throw:
The TV broadcast ceased to resemble a baseball game. There were just long shots of the crowd, and stadium security, and moms clutching young children. It was surreal. It felt like you were watching the feed of a game between innings, when the commercials are running and the cameras are all being repositioned. The announcers were just sort of mumbling to themselves. It had a nightmare dreamscape quality that was very unsettling.
Inside the fight of Stephen Harper's life
Some great writing in this Paul Wells joint – esp calling Rob Ford “300 lb. of entropy in a track suit.”
Bautista delivers a bat flip for the ages, and the Blue Jays move on to ALCS
Stop Googling. Let’s Talk.
It’s easy to dismiss pieces like this as anti-tech, head-in-the-sand Luddism. But this one argues convincingly that smartphones are bad for empathy. Also has this which I endorse – “Think of unitasking as the next big thing. In every domain of life, it will increase performance and decrease stress.”
The Most Mysterious Star in Our Galaxy
On Apple’s Insurmountable Platform Advantage
Condé Nast Buys Pitchfork Media
Netflix too powerful for cable companies to snub, says Morgan Stanley
Christopher Nolan Praises 70mm Release Of 'The Hateful Eight
And rails against low-quality theatrical experiences.
How Tories win immigrant votes using anti-immigrant messages
Truly a depressing election.
Meet Toronto’s new masters of the pizza
Vietnamese chefs who worked in the kitchens of Italian pizza joints and now own their own shops
The Light L16 Camera and Computational Photography
The insane-sounding yet inevitable future of photography.
Prime Minister’s Office ordered halt to refugee processing
‘Sluts Against Harper’ Will Send You Nudes for Voting
Paul Wells: What if Canadians elect a minority government?
Which is looking increasingly likely
Welcome to the Drone Age
Good overview of the state of things in drone land:
<blockquote> <p>The scale and scope of the revolution in the use of small, civilian drones has caught many by surprise. In 2010 America’s Federal Aviation Authority (<span class="caps">FAA</span>) estimated that there would, by 2020, be perhaps 15,000 such drones in the country. More than that number are now sold there every month.</p> </blockquote>
Scandal Erupts in Unregulated World of Fantasy Sports
Fake homeless shelter pops up in affluent Toronto neighbourhood leaving residents in tears
That is a friggin’ ballsy ad
Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Is Reached
Ad Age Imagines a World Without Ads, and It's Not Cheap
It’s actually not bad at all. BuzzFeed might cease to be? Horror!
There’s something delightfully existential about Ad Age panicking about ad blocking – it’s an ad-supported publication that would also lose its entire subject matter in a world without ads. When I think of a world without ads, it’s a sunny meadow with animals frolicking and birds perching on my shoulders.