Posts by Stacey May Fowles

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    A Candidate Worth Voting For, Even If You Can’t Vote

    October 30th, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    I realize that Shameless is Canadian and very, very few of us (cough) can vote in Tuesday’s election. Having said that, that doesn’t mean that some of us (um, me?) aren’t completely and totally obsessed with it, much like our American friends. Yesterday I broke down and cried like a baby in the final ten minutes of Obama’s Closing Argument speech (he said the word “Gay” in a positive way), laughed my ass off during … READ MORE

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    Dear Microsoft: Rape Is Not A Funny Marketing Tactic

    October 30th, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    Call me a humourless feminist who can’t take a joke, but I think marketing Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 software on university campuses via posters that resemble community alerts about sexual predators is bad practice. Just sayin’. Jonathan Goldsbie at Torontoist explains: You could argue, we suppose, that the ad isn’t necessarily alluding to that particular sort of criminal, but the composite sketch, the “This man has been spotted on campus,” and the way the physical description is … READ MORE

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    Listen to the children

    October 29th, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    Market Watch reports that the children have spoken: Senator Barack Obama has been declared the winner of Nickelodeon’s 2008 Kids Pick the President “Kids’ Vote”. A record-breaking number of votes — upwards of 2.2 million — were cast in the network’s online poll. Nickelodeon has held a “Kids’ Vote” every election year since 1988, and kids have correctly predicted the winner in four out of the last five U.S. presidential campaigns. Via elle, phd. Also, check out this … READ MORE

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    Join Mattilda in Toronto!

    October 29th, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    The fantastic Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore is coming to town on her fabulous North American tour! I was lucky enough to meet Mattilda when I was a contributor to this groundbreaking book that she conceived and edited, and I’m so honoured be reading at the Toronto launch of her latest novel So Many Ways To Sleep Badly (which is one of the finest and most innovative books I’ve read in a long time.) I’ll be … READ MORE

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    Young Poets Master Classes and Workshops

    October 27th, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    Next month members and friends of Youth Poetry are gathering for a full day of free Master Classes and workshops with various established poets. Open to young Canadian poets aged 12 to 19; the meeting will take place in Toronto on Saturday, November 1st, 2008. Although official registration closed October 22nd for poets visiting from out of town (with respect to sleeping arrangements), it is still possible to show up the day of the activity and … READ MORE

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    Come and See Us at Canzine on Sunday

    October 22nd, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    Shameless Magazine will be at Canzine in Toronto this Sunday selling magazines (including our fanatstic, brand new issue) and cut price subscriptions. Come by, say hi, and get a fantastic deal! CANZINE Canada’s Largest Zine Fair and Festival of Alternative Culture Sunday, October 26, 2008 The Gladstone Hotel 1214 Queen St. West (Queen just East of Dufferin) Toronto 1pm - 7pm … READ MORE

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    Shameless on Twitter!

    October 21st, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    Destroy your productivity! Come and follow us on Twitter! … READ MORE

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    I happen to know that Michael Ondaatje is a great dancer

    October 10th, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    “You know, I think when ordinary, working people come home, turn on the TV and see … a bunch of people at a rich gala all subsidized by the taxpayers, claiming their subsidies aren’t high enough when they know the subsidies have actually gone up, I’m not sure that’s something that resonates with ordinary people.” -Stephen Harper, downplaying the outrage over cuts to a “niche issue for some.” For a tiny clip on my take on culture … READ MORE

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    But Obama’s Always Backlit

    October 10th, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    This news clip problematic for so many reasons (I realize it’s Fox, so there’s little surprise there). The fact that they keep refering to Sarah Palin as a beautiful woman who deserves to be retouched is just the beginning. I have to admit I chuckled a little over the notion that there is “liberal media conspiracy” to reveal Sarah Palin’s enlarged pores. … READ MORE

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    Win 20 Free Boxing Lessons!

    October 9th, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    As part of the launch of my latest book, Eye Weekly is running a contest where you could win 20 free boxing lessons generously donated by our friends at the fantastic Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club. Enter today at eyeweekly.com. … READ MORE

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    Hooray for Canzine!

    October 8th, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    Hotel Canzine is Canada’s Largest Zine Fair and Festival of Alternative Culture, located every year at The Gladstone Hotel in Toronto. And just in case the shift in weather was getiing you down, this year’s theme is “Comedy.” Sunday, October 26th, 2008 1pm-7 pm The Gladstone Hotel Downtown Toronto, 1214 Queen St. West (Queen just East of Dufferin) $5 admission comes with a free copy of the Fall issue of Broken Pencil Magazine Full schedule after the fold! 1-7pm … READ MORE

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    How can you have a “team of mavericks”?

    October 3rd, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    For those you who missed it last night, here’s the vice presidential debate in ten easy minutes. Darn right! Via Feministing. … READ MORE

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    Dance Break Friday

    October 3rd, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    It’s no secret that I’ll take any opportunity for a dance break. I also love people rockin’ out in home videos. So my friends, I just hit the motherload. Here’s what artist Margaux Williamson had to say about this video that she made mainly of clips of “teenagers dancing in their basements”, all taken from Youtube: A friend first directed me to Youtube in 2004. The first thing I looked up was “whales”. I really … READ MORE

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    Love for Judy Blume

    October 1st, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    If Picasso had his Blue Period, then Judy Blume had her Period Period. Man, did I learn a lot about menstruation from these books. [Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret] was the one that got passed around feverishly in school. Not only did it teach us a (futile) breast enhancement exercise, it introduced us to “Two Minutes in the Closet,” a game we played at many parties thereafter. -Diablo Cody, Juno screenwriter, in her Entertainment … READ MORE

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    Free Creative Writing Workshop For Teen Girls, This Weekend!

    October 1st, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    From our friends at Sumach. Toronto: Free Creative Writing Workshops for teen girls at the Beaches Branch of the Toronto Public Library on the topic of body image. Hosted by contributors Karen Krossing & Patricia McCowan from the anthology Cleavage: Breakaway Fiction for Real Girls (Sumach Press) Saturday, October 4th from 2-4 pm Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2161 Queen St. E Bring writing materials! … READ MORE

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    I Needed This Today

    September 30th, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    The fall is always a busy time for me (and Shameless) but I never seem to learn and always end up with a bad case of “too many deadlines” burnout. Today I really needed to get back to basics and have a quiet moment with a gender-bending super-hero. Here it is, my end-of-day lift. Whose music do you spend time with when it gets to be too much? Thanks to poet Evie Christie for unknowingly picking … READ MORE

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    Kinnie Starr Comes To the Page

    September 29th, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    I’ve loved Vancouver-based Kinnie Starr since she emerged on the music scene in 1995, so I was more than happy to hear that she’s put her fantastic songwriting talents to the page with a new book titled How I Learned to Run (House of Parlance Media): From Kinnie Starr, an incredibly talented artist deemed “edgy” and “enchanting” by The New Yorker, comes a beautifully rendered —- and oft-times haunting —- collection of poetry. These are … READ MORE

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    Pages Books & Magazines Profiles Shameless

    September 26th, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    Check out this interview with Shameless Magazine Editor Megan Griffith-Greene over at the Pages Books & Magazines: Well, in our last issue, we had a story about nipple hair, a bind-your-own-book craft project, a feature on student loans, a piece on Canada’s first university women’s cricket team and a story about seal-flipper pie. I think there are many reasons why we’re unique, but that lineup is one of them. Popular opinion holds that all teen girls … READ MORE

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    The Youth Vote

    September 24th, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    Check out this Global News piece on the Youth Vote and voter apathy amongst the youngest voting demographic. With 20 days until the election, examining why young people don’t feel engaged by and included in national politics is more important than ever. … READ MORE

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