It finally snowed enough to shovel, which is more like what we’re used to at this time of year. Here’s some reading for when you come in to get warm:
On the Kick Point blog, Chris Mikulin is analyzing social media use in the CFL. I like football and data, so that’s a win. (I chose to illustrate this with the chart where the Eskimos looked best.)
I found a lot of posts this week about city-building and buildings in the city:
- On Spacing Edmonton, Greg Whistance-Smith worries about what is lost when new building replace old, while Kyle Witiw wonders whether we’re thinking clearly about all the tall buildings under construction.
- Brad Ferguson sees growing maturity in the arrival of more towers downtown.
- Tegan Martin-Drysdale reveals some of the ups and downs of trying to build in new ways.
- Sara MacLennan shows how strong Edmonton’s real estate market is right now.
- Chris Anderson shoots the City Centre Airport from above before the Blatchford development begins.
- Matt Dance considers whether a SimCity-like game could help us plan the city better.
OK, what else? Lots:
- Natasha Chiam survives a Tooth Fairy fail.
- Thomas Wharton explains how readers fill in the blanks.
- The Royal Bison is profiling vendors, including Doug, purveyor of State Motto bitters.
- Robyn gets a well-timed love letter.
- Mack Male catches up on subterranean coffee.
- And Sarah Chan and her sister Sable have started a ukulele band. (Speaking of ukuleles, check out Andrea Beca’s latest project.)
If you like Flipboard, here’s a magazine of my picks.
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