Community meeting in Halifax to “Save the Forum”—a hockey venue and multipurpose event space. Between the free tea, the redheads (I’m talking about you Allison Sparling!), and the suspenders, I think it’s safe to say this was a *very* Nova Scotian moment.
The “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster that launched millions of profoundly vacuous parodies is seventy-five years old today—but it was only first seen in 2001. The British Treasury refrained from printing it during World War II because they thought “the phrase was ‘too commonplace to be inspiring … it may even annoy people.’” Prescient.