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Four kittens spill out of a cardboard box.

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Tonight’s music video is “Imidiwan Ahi Sigdim” by Tinariwen, from the upcoming album Emmaar.

Ever feel like your dining experience is lacking something? Is that certain something a whole bunch of cats? From MTL Blog:

Café Chat l’Heureux will be opening this summer in Montreal’s Plateau, a place for all cat-lovers to come and, well, love cats.

Straight out of Asia, the initiative behind this new cat café is to raise awareness on the treatment of animals in Quebec. Brought to Montreal by Clément Marty, after travelling Japan and South Korea, the feline-focused joint will have everything a normal cafe has (coffee, pastries, tea) just with a bunch of cats walking, napping, and prowling all over the place.

Very much a social initiative, Café Chat l’Heureux will facilitate the adoption of cats, promote the awareness of animal issues, and hopefully better the lives of customers with calming ‘cat therapy.’

Click through for pictures or French-speakers can read more in the original article on 24h Montréal. Thanks @CassandraRules for the tip.

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Kit O’Connell is a gonzo journalist and radical troublemaker from Austin, Texas. He is the Associate Editor and Community Manager of Shadowproof. Kit's investigative journalism has appeared in Truthout, MintPress News and