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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

“Quarterback” Mammoliti: Anti-Gay Politics Make For Strange Bedfellows

Posted August 13, 2011 by Steven

Giorgio Mammoliti, City Councillor of Ward 7 (in the Etobicoke Region) has been described as Mayor Rob Ford’s “Quarterback”. Although the two of them were sworn enemies during the Mayoral race, pitted against each other, when Mammoliti realized he was not going to win, he swiftly changed his tune and began backing Ford. But despite […]

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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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Editorials

Forget Black, Are Gays The New Afghani Women? The Pinkification of American Foreign Aid

Posted December 8, 2011 by Justin

Good news, oppressed queens and dykes of the world, Barack Obama is coming to the rescue! Yessir, the Hope Man has announced that he’ll be prioritizing foreign aid based on the status of the country’s treatment of the LGBTQ community. “Great!” Says the world. “Idiocy!” Says I. Playing Politics With Aid The problem with America […]

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Rants + Raves

50 Shades Of Blah: Transformers for Middle Class Mommies. Also, Twilight.

Posted July 24, 2012 by Kristi

Warning: SPOILER ALERTS! Two weeks ago, Erika asked if I would review (and therefore, implying that I read) Fifty Shades of Grey. Her request came inauspiciously on the hottest day of Edmonton’s unbearable heat wave. I am not a fan of the heat to begin with, but combined with the 41 degree humidex and no […]

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Editorials

Post-MO? Again? Alex Manley’s ‘No to Movember’ in the Link

Posted November 10, 2011 by Kyle

The public backlash to Alex Manley’s “No to Movember” from The Link, Concordia University’s independent newspaper is reminiscent of the response to Paul Aguirre-Livingston’s “Dawn of a New Gay” in The GridTO  this summer when Aguirre-Livingston argued that some in the homosexual community had gone “post-mo”. (You can read our response here and here.) Aguirre-Livingston […]

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Editorials

KONY 2012: Why Are Evangelicals So Into Uganda?

Posted March 13, 2012 by Joshua

Anyone who hasn’t been under a social media rock for the past week is aware of the Kony 2012 video and viral marketing campaign started by Invisible Children. The goal is to convince US policymakers to intervene in the ongoing crisis in Central Africa by providing more US military advisers, more military aid to the […]

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