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Rants + Raves

Review: Selina Martin Triage at L’Escrogriffe

Posted September 14, 2011 by Ashleigh

{Music Review} Montreal | September 7, 2011 | L’Escogriffe w/The Bawdy Electric Once I was given a ticket to a Sarah Slean show by a pretty enthusiastic fan, though I only knew a handful of her songs, if that. Settling into the Eckhardt-Gramatte hall at the University of Calgary for the Slean show I had […]

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Editorials

Why Liberals Were Right on Amendment One and Wrong on North Carolina

Posted May 14, 2012 by Joshua

On Tuesday, North Carolina put basic human dignity and equality up for a ballot referendum. By 61 percent, voters decided to amend their constitution to ban same-sex marriages and civil unions. Among other things, the new amendment may prevent gay couples from visiting one another in the hospital, inheriting from one another, and having a […]

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Editorials

Toronto’s Fordian Parallel Universe/Empire

Posted October 11, 2011 by Steven

I recently came across a video on FB with insider footage of Rob Ford hosting a barbeque, with guest speaker Stephen Harper. In it, Ford introduces Harper as his “new fishing partner”, to which Mr. Harper takes the stage (less fishing pole, hat and gaming shotgun). His speech, although somewhat edited down, went like this: […]

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Editorials

Pumped for Pride: Sparkle Crunches and Social Irresponsibility

Posted June 4, 2011 by Kyle

I was recently introduced to the series PRIDE PUMP 2000X promoting Toronto Pride 2011. The videos, produced by Toronto Convention and Visitors Association (Tourism Toronto, or @seetorontonow) – “the official destination marketing organization for Toronto’s tourism industry” – have been making the rounds on social media. One particurlar video opens up with a voiceover of toned abs, […]

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Rants + Raves

Rosel’s Summer Reading List

Posted June 18, 2011 by Rosel

  Chances are, you’ll be lounging around outside much more now that it’s summer. Why not do it with a book? Here are some great thrillers and mysteries for those long days on the balcony or the beach:     Quiver: A Novel by Holly Luhning The first novel from Canadian author Holly Luhning (just […]

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Rants + Raves

Toronto Fringe Focus – Michael Hughes’ ‘Mickey & Judy’

Posted July 11, 2011 by Elie

In the age of Glee and Lady Gaga, some may forget what it was like when doll playing was done in secret, or listening to (or singing along with) your favourite diva was done quietly in the closet. The all too familiar struggle between fulfilling our desires and society’s expectations is precisely what makes Mickey […]

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Editorials

Dear Mom and Dad, Parents of Another Generation: A Letter on the Quebec Student Strike

Posted June 4, 2012 by Stephanie Nazywalskyj

Dear Mom and Dad, I regret to inform you that the Canada you grew up in is no more. The mass media has always been a brainwashing mechanism and source of propaganda for those with hefty pay checks and arbitrary power. Now, more than ever, I am so tired of real, honest people and honourable […]

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Gender + Sexuality

#allamericanboy

Posted July 4, 2013 by Kyle

                  Late yesterday afternoon, Buzzfeed.com (credit for all .gifs) introduced their readers to Steve Grand, “the first openly gay male country star.” I must admit, choosing to be a celebrity in a genre of music that is heteronormatively dominated, just like Frank Ocean did recently, Grand is pretty brave. […]

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