Folk singer Richie Havens died today at age 72. Here he is performing “Freedom” at the Woodstock Festival in 1969:
Toronto Life has a round-up of the top 20 sandwiches in Toronto. I have some exploring to do. :) Three sammies that immediately caught my eye: fried chicken sandwich at Barque pulled pork at at the Hogtown Cure grilled cheese with meat loaf, mac-and-cheese and bacon at Uncle Betty’s Drool. :)
On April 7, the New York Times ran a nice feature on cool bars that its correspondents have frequented over the years. Come for the wry anecdotes and charming illustrations. Stay for the lime-shaped global map that takes you from country to country as you scroll down the page. Neat! An NYT drinking map to [...]
BlogTO has pulled together one of its usual lists, this time on scoring a decent hamburger in the wee hours. I will speak admiringly of Johnny’s Hamburgers (at Victoria Park Avenue and Sheppard Avenue East) as an old-school burger experience. As far as I’m concerned, Apache Burgers’ place on the list is misplaced. If you’ve [...]
Much admiration on Twitter today for this New York magazine cover photo: Photographer Iwan Baan told the Poynter Institute how he got the shot.
Two journalists in Kyrgyzstan are out of a job after they kidnapped a female broadcaster and threatened her life at gunpoint as part of some ill-conceived practical joke. The broadcaster is Nazira Aytbekova.
Anhedonia is Greek for “without pleasure,” and it’s a component of depression that doesn’t have to co-exist with sadness.
This tops any of my fish stories: A fisherman was dangling his feet in the northwest Ontario waters of Lake of the Woods when a muskie attacked his left foot. Read the Aug. 15 CBCNews.ca story, but having a big (one-plus metres, eight-plus kilograms) muskellunge chomping on your foot is going to put the hurt [...]
Back on Feb. 7, I thought I was on enough of an upward track in my recovery from severe depression that I concluded a blog post with some of my summer plans. That turned out to be erroneous. As a result, life hasn’t worked out exactly as anticipated.
To see my new social media front page, go to http://www.rebelmouse.com/billdinTO/. It seems to be a good way of keeping up with the highlights of my Twitter feed, particularly those tweets with visual elements or links in them. But to get the real deal in real time, follow me at @billdinTO.