Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.
- Those “Play Me, I’m Yours” pianos that were scattered all over the city as a Pan Am Games promotion are gone, but we miss them already. The video above, by Daniel Goodbaum, is a nice reminder of what was so nice about the project.
- David Rakoff—essayist, humorist, and Canadian person—died today, of cancer. This American Life, the famed NPR radio show to which he was a frequent contributor, has put up a small memorial.
- The Toronto Sun loves to report on wasteful expenditures by government agencies. Today, we found out that Sue-Ann Levy, the paper’s city columnist, was the cause of some. The Toronto Community Housing Corporation spent $125,000 investigating her allegations that the agency’s executives acted improperly when buying condos in Regent Park, only to find no evidence of wrongdoing.