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October 27th, 2005     by Nicole Cohen     Comments

The good people of Toronto weekly NOW ( have named Shameless Toronto’s best magazine! It’s the second-year in a row they’ve bestowed us with such praise, and their write-up on the mag brings a tear to our eye:


Not since the glory days of Sassy has there been a tome for teen girls with a voice anywhere near as intelligent, edgy and irreverent as our own homegrown Shameless . Since dreaming up the stylishly designed, turbo-charged mag as a senior thesis project at Ryerson, editors Melinda Mattos and Nicole Cohen have refused to treat their readers as idiot consumption-minded clones, covering everything from activism and sex advice to DIY fashion with the wit, zeal and zero-bullshit frankness of the best zines. Not only do they walk the talk by involving an editorial board of hella-smart teen girls, but their fab launch parties (featuring great girl-positive indie artists) illustrate their community-minded spirit. They’re like the amazingly cool, clever big sisters everyone wishes they had.

We are also very proud to announce that Shameless has been nominated for a 2005 Utne Independent Media Award, in the category of Best Personal Life Coverage.

Needless to say, it’s been a pretty swell week here at Shameless HQ. Hope you’re all enjoying the new issue.

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