Torontoist closes out each weekday with a quick collection of just about everything we think you ought to care about (or ought not miss)—say hi to Extra, Extra.
Times Square gridlock. Photo by nickdigital.
- From Wired comes “The Man Who Could Unsnarl Manhattan Traffic,” a must-read profile of Charles Komanoff, who’s trying to document, figure out, and then tame all New York City traffic.
- The Globe and Mail (partners with Torontoist) may not be relaunching as a “daily magazine,” but according to editor-in-chief John Stackhouse, the print paper will soon aim to be a “daily pause,” and will focus less on being the “journal of record.” Who will replace the Globe as said journal of record, then? This is your moment, t.o.night!
- Someone’s taken jokes about the iPad‘s name off the internet, and to the next, gross, level.
- Two views of this weekend’s massive Bells on Bloor group bike ride: one, looking down and back up the hill at Bloor and Parkside, and another, on Bloor, west of Spadina.
- The second trailer for Scott Pilgrim vs the World is online now.
- Transit expert Steve Munro picks apart George Smitherman’s transit plan (“Anyone can promise the earth in their platform, but they need to bring some sense of how they will pay for their schemes and whether they are actually feasible in the larger scheme of municipal operations”), and mostly applauds TTC Vice-Chair Joe Mihevc’s passenger audit (“When the TTC starts to care about its system again, when it stops using the ‘we need more money’ excuse as a blanket response to every criticism, riders might really feel they are part of the TTC”). As always, worth reading.
- And Mondoville helps you waste what’s left of your day with videos of “10 past attempts to define the sound of Canadian rap.”