Populist: March 24–30
We publish a lot of articles on Torontoist, and sometimes it’s hard to keep up. Populist is a weekly recap, appearing every Sunday night, that features some of the coolest, most interesting, most commented, and most recommended posts from our past week.
- Perhaps you’ve heard of Earth Hour? Chris Tindal took a critical look at the event, we polled you to see if you participated (you, apparently, mostly did), and then Miles Storey featured some of his own photos of the night along the work of photographers in our Flickr pool.
- David Topping wrote about Posterchild’s sweet portals, which will live forever on in the hearts of people who play and understand Portal, which we mostly do not; featured the work of Robert Mckinnon, Rubik’s Cube artist; and wrote about Rob Ford’s arrest and charge (this week’s most recommended post), including the not-all-that-prophetic prophecy that the incident would bring out the city’s schadenfreude—or, in the pioneering words of Hamish Grant over at Spacing’s Wire: “schadenforde.”
- Jonathan Goldsbie wrote about the failure of the U-Pass and of the faults of AMC’s new Dundas Square location.
- Todd Aalgaard wrote about Bell quietly and unceremoniously screwing over its clients—ISPs included. Good thing there’s Rogers! Right?
- Robin Rix pointed out that the TTC could learn how to apologize from London Transit (this week’s most commented-on article), which really just reminds us of this.
- Val Dodge featured some gorgeous garage art inspired by a South African tribe.
- Maneesh Mohindra wrote about what good stuff Philadelphia is learning from the TTC.
- Marc Lostracco will have you know, Miss Sandra Bussin, that he does not much care for your website; or you, O.P.P., for your large, hilarious hats. Good day to you both.
- Miles Storey featured his photos from a heart-wrenching pro-Tibet protest. It’s a good thing they won’t have to protest much longer: those Olympics will totally clear all of China’s human rights problems right up.
- Jaime Woo wrote about income taxes and how to handle your money; and asked you about the future of music. You were, understandably, ambivalent about the latter and delighted about the former.
- Readers’ favourite photo of the past week (by recommends) was Wednesday’s instant classic shot of Toronto’s shoreline, by redkulas.
- In columns this week, there were new editions of Reel Toronto (Short Circuit 2); Vintage Toronto Ads (ditching grey hair); Vandalist (a robot!); Who, What, Wear (Miss Rowe); Snappy Answers (places to buy things!); Panoramaist (Ireland Park); Portrait Project (taxi cab drivers); Illustration Sunday (the first in a series of drawings of buildings: 197 King Street East).
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