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He said | She said: Photoshopped Ethics

Posted August 12, 2011 by Rosel

Rosel: Last week, L’Oreal became a centre of Photoshopping controversy as Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority ordered the company to pull ad campaigns for Lancome and Maybelline (both owned by the company) featuring Julia Roberts and Christy Turlington. According to The Guardian, the agency ruled that “both ads breached the advertising standards code for exaggeration and […]

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He Said | She Said – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2

Posted August 5, 2011 by Alex

Alex: Let’s start with a great big *SPOILER ALERT*. Be aware we will be discussing the plot and ending of the latest Harry Potter movie. Rosel: So, I enjoyed this one a lot, which was a relief, because I was really bored by the first half of “Deathly Hallows” – too much angst and not […]

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He said | She said: Take Off Your Clothes

Posted July 22, 2011 by Rosel

R: On July 9-10, Alex and I participated in “Take Off Your Clothes!” clothing swap event at Place-des-Arts as volunteers and swappers…starting bright and early at 6:30 in the morning. A: Our second year doing it. It keeps getting bigger. R: Here’s some background on the S.W.A.P. Team – created in 2007, it is run entirely […]

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Simply FADoulous: The Pet Homosexual

Posted July 20, 2011 by Kristi

Somewhere between Airplane!! and Carrie Bradshaw, having a gay best boyfriend became the height of sophistication for a socially savvy hetero lady or group of breeding girls – both on the big and small screens and IRL – because sometimes there aren’t enough short-haired homos to go around. The manfriend provides no threat of sexual […]

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He said | She said: RuPaul’s Drag U

Posted July 15, 2011 by Alex

Welcome to the first instalment of the new series, He said | She said! Each week, we (Alex and Rosel) discuss various happenings in pop culture and share our opinions. This week: RuPaul’s Drag U, which airs on Logo TV in the US and on OutTv in Canada. Rosel: So here’s Wikipedia explaining RuPaul’s Drag […]

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The Tree of Life: Terrence Malick’s Historical Fantasy Series, Part II

Posted July 12, 2011 by Michelle B

So, on Thursday July 7, 2011, I went to see The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick’s mournful stoner tribute to BBC’s Planet Earth, starring The West and all of its Judeo-Christian nuclear family angst. I paid the full price to see it, because every single review I’d read was raving. Slavering. Awestruck. And, it turns […]

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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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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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