• 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

  • In the Blog

    Mid-Week Round Up: November 18

    November 19th, 2014     by Jessie Hale     Comments

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  • In the Blog

    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

  • Blog Series

    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

  • In the Blog

    The HTMlles Festival: The New World of Digital Philosophy

    November 10th, 2014     by Romina Cameron     Comments

    Mehreen Murtaza has generated a new vision of the apocalypse, and it’s not the one you expected—it’s so much more. Featured in this year’s Festival HTMlles, Murtaza’s Triptych is a three-paneled image of the kind typically found on religious altars. The triptych combines the utopian and the dystopian, creating a harmonious collage of a chaotic time. Filled with the urban, the alien and the divine, Murtaza’s Triptych displays her deep interest in Islamic historicity and Islamic iconography. READ MORE

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    “Thug Kitchen” and the Privilege Of Being Oblivious

    November 7th, 2014     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    I’ve been a vegetarian for around 4 years. I tried being a vegan for one year and had a difficult time. It was my first year of university, a lot of change was happening, and I happened upon this website you may have recently heard of - due to some controversy - called “Thug Kitchen”. During the same time period, I began to learn about white privilege (http://amptoons.com/blog/files/mcintosh.html). As I began to learn about white privilege … READ MORE