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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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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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Ledges, Blast Rocks Project 10 Fundraiser

Posted August 17, 2011 by Ashleigh

Review of August 7 2011 Ledges, Blast Pervers/cite Meow Mix Fundraiser Concert for Project 10 w/ Rae Spoon. For me, as musician and a woman, I get pretty excited when I see four women take the stage. Maybe because I am a product of riot grrrl, Lilith Fair and the “all-girl band” movements of the early 1990’s (those were […]

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“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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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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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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Sunday Skooled: The Black Church’s Sanctioning of Sexual Violence

Posted June 12, 2011 by Tamura

In September 2010 Bishop Eddie Long, prominent Atlanta pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, was accused of sexual improprieties with four young men—Anthony Flagg, Spencer LeGrande, Jamal Parris and Maurice Robinson.  According to the suits, Long, an internationally known televangelist who had previously campaigned against gay and lesbian marriage, used his position, extravagant trips, including overseas, and […]

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From The Editor: Remarks, Reflections & A Response On “The New Gay”

Posted June 11, 2011 by Erika

There is little I can say about The Grid’s recent “Dawn of the New Gay‘ that will match yesterday’s eloquent, touching, and provocative response from Elie. As a participant to the original piece, he was uniquely positioned to respond, and I felt it was very important for him to do so.  He is also, through life […]

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