• In the Blog

    Of Earthlings and Aliens: Author Aisha Franz discusses her new graphic novel

    November 25th, 2014     by Shannon D’Arcy     Comments

    Earthling, the new graphic novel from Aisha Franz, chronicles a 24-hour period in the lives of three women from a single family: two siblings and their single mother. Each struggles with challenges unique to their particular stages in life - puberty, finding a peer group, regret. The narrative is brought along by the youngest daughter who, at the beginning of the book, befriends a wayward alien. Through interactions and observations of this new friendship, we are given a window into the lives of the other women. READ MORE

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    Theatre Review: NSFW

    November 22nd, 2014     by Jessie Hale     Comments

    NSFW, by Lucy Kirkwood (Studio 180) The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West, Toronto To November 30 Making its North American premiere at The Theatre Centre in Toronto, NSFW (an acronym for “not safe for work”) is a black comedy that skewers magazine culture while also tackling themes of choice feminism, youth unemployment, underage sexuality, and workplace sexual harassment—all in 90 minutes. The first two acts take place at Doghouse Magazine, a British “lad mag” equivalent to Maxim or … READ MORE

  • Youth Voices

    Violence in Music Vides

    November 19th, 2014     by Rachel Geiger     Comments

    Rachel Geiger takes a look at violence in some current popular music videos. Looking at Maroon 5’s “Animals” and Lil John and DJ Snake’s “Turn Down For What” we see some disturbing examples of rape culture. READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: November 18

    November 19th, 2014     by Jessie Hale     Comments

    Check out what’s making been making our headlines this week READ MORE

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    Black to the Future: Nalo Hopkinson, Toronto and Afrofuturism

    November 18th, 2014     by Septembre Anderson     Comments

    Being the only Black girl in the room is an awkwardly uncomfortable experience. The absence of racial diversity can turn any space hostile and make any problem seem insurmountable. One is forever blazing a trail, with no one to look to for guidance, support or camaraderie. For many Black authors, the world of science fiction and fantasy can seem like that alienating place. Queer Jamaican-born Canadian author Nalo Hopkinson knows that experience all too well. READ MORE

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    The HTMlles Festival: Opening Night!

    November 17th, 2014     by Romina Cameron     Comments

    Saturday, November 8th was an evening to remember, as it marked the opening of the 11th edition of Festival HTMlles at Studio XX in Montréal. As I walked down the hallway leading to Studio XX, I could immediately sense the excitement that filled the room ahead of me. READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    Ten Years of Talking Back: Sheila Sampath

    November 13th, 2014     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    In this final video in our Ten Years of Talking Back series, Editorial and Art Director Sheila Sampath talks about Shameless and why you should support us! READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: November 12

    November 12th, 2014     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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    Queer Brown Girl Trying to be a Parent Part 1

    November 12th, 2014     by deb singh     Comments

    Many months ago I was a “Queer Brown Girl Trying to Get Pregnant”. I finally got pregnant. My son, Adli is almost 6 months old and this new mom is now a Queer Brown Girl Trying to be a Parent! Check out my 3 part blog series about the baby basics, adventures of being a queer mom, and motherhood as work! READ MORE

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    Ten Years of Talking Back: Wesley Fok

    November 11th, 2014     by Wesley Fok     Comments

    Long-time webmaster Wesley Fok talks about Shameless and why it’s important. READ MORE