The Fashion Spot; if you’re serious about fashion.
Jalou Gallery; excellent archives
Worn Through; a discussion of the social-cultural, academic, historical, and critical aspects of dress.
The Sartorialist; most fashion photo blogs are crap, this one isn’t.
Humorchic; the way today’s fashion industry should be viewed.
Fashion-Era.com; fashion history
YouCaring.com; it is what it is and you never know when you’ll need a little help.
Museums and Historical Sites
Air America; an excellent site if you’re interested in the history of this fascinating airline
AIRheads FLY; pretty airplanes, pretty pictures, interesting aviation stories: Paddy-approved
the Ancient Web; ancient civilizations, not ancient websites
The Aviationist; another Paddy-approved aviation site and a good one at that
Bomb Sight: mapping the WW2 bomb census (the Blitz)
ColorizedHistory; a collection of colourized historical photographs
Fotogigen; some stunning photographs
Hush-Kit, the alternative aviation magazine; it is, and tis good. Paddy prowls Hush-Kit
Imperial War Museum Duxford; an excellent RAF museum, according to Paddy
Internet Archive Book Images; over 2 million historic copyright-free pictures
Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology; their digital collections
Paddy’s Airplane Pics on Flickr; Paddy reveals more of his aviation art and drawing collection
Primitive Technology; it is what it is, and tis fascinating
Victoria and Albert Museum; tis famous for good reason
War is Boring; insight into life in a dangerous world, Paddy prowls this site too
Other Interesting Sites
Aeon; Since September 2012, Aeon has been publishing some of the most profound and provocative thinking on the web (from their site)
ArtRage; an alternative to Photoshop?
the Atlantic; just good writing
the Beaverton; Canadian news told the way it should be
Dumpr; when you want to fool around with mounting photos
The Intercept; watching the NSA; in their words, “to report on the documents previously provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.”
Join the Realm; create your own sigil à la Game of Thrones
Landover Baptist Church; where christian fundamentalists live loud and proud… don’t they
Lifehacker; Windows apps, some are even useful
Magick for the Real World; unfortunately this blog has been quiet but it still contains some interesting articles
George R. R. Martin’s website; a few sites need no further explanation
The Mid-Century Menu; Cold War food, misunderstood cuisine
The New Yorker; the magazine… good writing.
Patheos Pagan; if you’re so inclined
PMSLweb; tis just funny
Pottermore: History of Magic in North America by J.K. Rowling
PhotoFunia; like Dumpr but easier to use, therefore better
Pho.to; another online photo enhancer, easy-peasy to use
Ricochet; a ‘progressive’ news site free of corporate owners and promoting a conception of journalism which goes beyond the 24-hour news cycle (from the website).
Say It With Sea Otters; poignant and funny
The Syrup Trap; Canada’s favourite humour magazine, according to the website
The Telegraph Pictures of the Day; even if you don’t read this newspaper you can still enjoy the photos
WhatBird.com; field guide to North American birds, by Mitchell Waite
Black/White Colorization Tutorial; Photoshop magic – I love this software
How to Colorize an Old (Black and White) Photo; another tutorial for Photoshop
How to Colorize Black and White Vintage Photographs; do you see a pattern here
News and Politics
Best Fighter for Canada; yes, in “Politics”; the F-35 is the focus and the issue is highly political
Canadaland; Canadian media commentary so of course tis political; podcasts, sigh (I’d rather read the material than listen)
Common Decency; a new way of looking at parliamentary democracies such as ours (Canada’s) and what to do if you don’t like what you see without turning into a dick
Dugs N Pubs; we want Toronto to be more dog friendly, for instance we should be able to take our dogs into our local pubs
The Myth Behind Defensive Gun Ownership; the Guns, God & Gallows crowd like to justify personal gun ownership by saying the guns are used for defence, this essay reveals the fallacy behind the excuse
Truth, Justice and the Curious Case of Chris Kyle; the oh-so-important American Sniper backstory
The Tyee; good newspapers can live on the Web but they are rare, some masquerade as fish
Alt Codes; keyboard codes, you never know when you’ll need them
The Color Thesaurus; when you need just that word to describe a colour
Columbia Journalism Review; no description needed
The Economist Style Guide: concise and simple
Font Squirrel; free fonts, lots of them
fontpalace; more free fonts, lots of them
Grammarly; online grammar checker
Masthead; Canadian magazine industry news
Oxford Dictionaries; language matters
The Punctuation Guide; for when you can’t remember all the rules, and who can
The Septic’s Companion; a British slang dictionary, informative and hilarious
60 Brilliant WordPress Tutorials; or so the site says
What to Pay a Writer; write for free?…nay, nay.
Wordmark; all your fonts seen at a glance, very handy
The Lung Association – COPD; just as it says