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Arts & Entertainment

Sara Quin vs Tyler, the creator: On ideas, words, music, and the difference between offense and hate

Posted May 16, 2011 by Erika

The New York Times describes his new album “Goblin” as “spiteful, internal, confident, vitriolic, vividly bruised stuff, a shocking — and shockingly good album that bears little resemblance to contemporary hip-hop”. The Montreal half of Calgary born lesbian twin sister singing/songwriting duo Tegan and Sara, Sara Quin however calls his lyrics “sickening”, “repulsive and irresponsible”. We are […]

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Editorials

A Love Letter: In Defence of Gaga

Posted May 18, 2011 by Elie

Everyone and their dealer has something to say about Lady Gaga and her recent metamorphosis from basic cured meat-wearing pop star to self-proclaimed equality rights messiah with her accelerated involvement in the LGBT community. Since the release of Born This Way however – a song that couldn’t scream GAY any louder if it were performed by […]

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Music

Melissa Etheridge In Montreal – Leaving No Doubt That She Still Totally Rocks

Posted November 7, 2012 by Mel

Melissa Etheridge loves Canada, and Canada loves her. From our balcony seats at Place des Arts’ Theatre Maisonneuve, providing an unobstructed view of the stage, we sat and waited as the anticipation in the hall steadily grew… until from somewhere off-stage, that familiar husky voice instructed someone to kill the lights and get the show […]

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Music

I Bought It: Beyoncé, Feminism, and All That Sheiße

Posted July 6, 2011 by Kyle

Recently, I have been checking out the wonderful world of feminist theory. The release of Beyoncé’s most recent album 4 prompted me to write an article about the seemingly conflicting gender roles in her music throughout the past decade, including the Destiny’s Child era. Singles Run the World(Girls) and 1+1 present a conflicting mish-mash of traditionalism (old school […]

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Music

Sunday Skooled: Thinking about ‘Judas’ or How I became a Lady Gaga conspiracy theorist

Posted May 29, 2011 by Joe

In the 1970s, a Catholic woman from Queens named Veronica Lueken began receiving messages from the Virgin Mary about the end of the world. The Church eventually condemned her movement and Lueken herself died in 1995. However, her prophesies are now a permanent fixture on the Internet, where they have become part of a milieu […]

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Music

Don’t Call Them A Girl Band: Montreal’s Mad About Mad June

Posted July 5, 2011 by Rosel

Surprisingly, the question that threw off the Montreal band Mad June’s vocalist and guitarist Vanessa McLean the most was naming her favourite lesbian in pop culture, when I met her and the bassist Pascale St-Onge for a chat. “Oh, I have no idea. I’ve never really thought about it,” she says. After much hesitating, the […]

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Arts & Entertainment

VIDEO: Lady Gaga’s ‘Judas’

Posted May 5, 2011 by Erika

Lady Gaga has kept her fans on pins and needles, tweeting stills, from ‘Judas’ all week. Well it is here. (If you look hard enough anyway.) (UPDATE: Gaga’s people have finally been forced to release the video early after it was leaked on the internet early this morning. It was originally supposed to be released tonight […]

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Arts & Entertainment

We Love: Artists Against AIDS Worldwide Music Video (2001) “What’s Goin’ On?”

Posted December 1, 2012 by Erika

Today is World AIDS Day, and I stumbled accross this all star music video version of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Goin On?” from 2001. The video by Artists Against AIDS Worldwide features all of the biggest names of the 2000s: Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, Mary J. Blige, Sean “Puffy” Combs, Destiny’s Child, Jermaine Dupri, Fred Durst, […]

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