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Nordisk mad

Apologies for the radio silence, we’ve been indulging in a heady mix of public holiday travel, new Nordic cuisine and intense Danish study.

First up – all the rumours are true: Danish is an extremely difficult language. 1,319 more words


Paradox of the immaterial

Science, it is said, has nothing to say about the existence, or otherwise, of God. The argument goes something like this: the divine is immaterial (by which we mean something that is spiritual, supernatural and not physical), and science can only answer questions on the material (by which we mean natural entities – the matter, forces or energy beloved of physics). 1,255 more words


Hot Docs spotlight: Ants on a Shrimp

I have the good fortune of seeing a number of films each year at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival. For the most part, I’m tasked with seeing a handful of Canadian-made documentaries on the behalf of my organization, in order to determine  803 more words


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or just create your own….

I still gush about New Orleans to anyone who asks (and some who don’t), but there is just so much to explore in the city.  124 more words


Around Town: NoMa Summer Screen @ Storey Park, Begins 6/1/16

Every week, starting June 1st, and continuing for 13 weeks, feel free to head down to Storey Park in NoMa and catch an outdoor movie. 167 more words

Around Town

The Christopher Columbus Memorial Fountain

It has rained, and occasionally stormed, every day for the past couple of weeks here in D.C.  And as indicated by the ominous-looking skies in the background of the photos from this bike ride, it rained again today.  619 more words


New data reveal the best places to live in the US if you love public transit

Despite the proliferation of digital schedules and transit apps, it can be tricky to identify the most transit-friendly places within American cities. Most measures of transit effectiveness only take into account the number of stops, not how well they can help you navigate your city.  270 more words