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A Taste of Summer

We are rapidly approaching the season of discontent. My colleague, Laila, fervently proclaims that the ice cream from her local parlor, Ismageriet in Copenhagen, has no equal anywhere. 291 more words


How to choose your Barcelona neighboorhood

To answer the question of what you want from your new neighboorhood in Barcelona, you will first have to decide what you want from life. If you want to be swept up in a stag party or a school trip every time you venture outside, or if your life has been lacking in sunburnt sombrero wearers and pickpockets, by all means look for something in the Born or Barri Gotic. 304 more words


After Gardeners' Question Time

So to continue. We left the Teahouse Theatre with Celia carrying a large wedge of cake in a white box, and headed across Spring Gardens where the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens used to be to the main road which we crossed and put behind us as quickly as possible. 512 more words


A half-century of progress and black America’s still burning: Saunders

Doug Saunders on the endemic problem of racism and studies that show the impact of deprived neighbourhoods on outcomes:

The answer is found in the cities and towns where these explosions of violence and deprivation are taking place: Once an institution (a city, a police force, a school system, an economy) is set up to create a racial divide, it will continue to do so, regardless who’s running it, unless there’s a dramatic intervention.

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Scenes From South Rosedale and Ravines

It’s not often I go on my psychogeographic walks in the company of others. Alas, this is my situation – the second time in as many weekends – that I find myself in. 635 more words


This morning, my community gathered with students and crossing guards from the school across the street. I waved over to Mo’, who gave me her account: A student had been struck and killed by a car, yesterday afternoon. 113 more words