Tag: Shameless Behaviour

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    It’s a little early, but they’re already considering how they’ll make fun of her…

    March 18th, 2007     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    Since we’ve been on the topic of Hillary Clinton and how the American media will tear her and her personal life to shreds should she run for president, I thought I’d share an interesting article on the preparations being made to make fun of her if she should make it to office. Now, lampooning the president has long been an entertaining tradition that I myself have long enjoyed, so mocking should be equal opportunity, right? Wrong. Alas, … READ MORE

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    Trailblazing feminist Doris Anderson dies

    March 3rd, 2007     by Nicole Cohen     Comments

    I woke up this morning to the sad news that Doris Anderson, who was the editor of Chatelaine mag in its heady feminist days, has died. Among her accomplishments included ensuring women’s politics were on the public agenda through magazine and newspaper articles, helping create the Royal Commission on the Status of Women, running for Parliament and advocating for proportional representation in federal elections (she was recently active with Equal Voice, a multi-partisan group pushing … READ MORE

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    on ugly betty

    January 27th, 2007     by Nicole Cohen     Comments

    My limited TV-watching schedule means I haven’t seen much of Ugly Betty, still, I was pretty moved when its lead actor America Ferrera won a Golden Globe for Best Actress. Her teary speech about being a role model for young women was inspiring, especially since it is so rare to see a working-class, Mexican-American character in such a prominent role on TV, particularly a normal-looking, smart young woman whose father is an illegal immigrant! This open … READ MORE

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    Hot (felt) tips

    November 26th, 2006     by Anna Leventhal     Comments

    Whew… now that I’ve had a chance to unload my bag of photocopied goodness from this year’s Expozine, I thought it high time to draw your attention to the work of one lady I met there: Arlene Texta-Queen, who does, among other things, nude portraits of friends and acquaintances using felt-tip markers, the kind you probably bought for art class in eighth grade. Admittedly I’m kind of a sucker for any high-intensity project that uses a … READ MORE

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    satrapi speaks

    October 31st, 2006     by Anna Leventhal     Comments

    “I hate that man more than any other human being on Earth. If there is one creature on the planet that I detest, it’s that asshole. He is despicable. I loathe him. Because he’s nothing but a shit, a fucking asshole.” That description of British Prime Minister Tony Blair is how this interview with Marjane Satrapi, graphic novelist and, apparently, expert shit-talker, begins. She covers Iranian social life and politics, the relationship … READ MORE

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    some good internetting

    September 3rd, 2006     by Thea Lim     Comments

    If like me, instead of extreme camping or writing a 72-hour novel this weekend, you are trapped in the house with an over-excited cat, here are two websites that I lurve. I really like Kerblog, the blog of Mazen Kerbaj, an artist and musician who lives in Beirut. It’s often difficult to 1) understand what massive political events mean on a personal level and 2) keep past crises in mind, especially after the media has stopped … READ MORE

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    Sabrina Jalees, we salute thee

    September 1st, 2006     by Anna Leventhal     Comments

    I’d just like to doff my hat to Sabrina Jalees, comedian, writer, and Shameless profile-ee (Issue #1). She’s been the Monday correspondent on the CBC’s morning show Sounds Like Canada for the summer months, and her segments are always hilarious, plus she often seems to make host Jian Ghomeshi more than a little uncomfortable with her off-centre humour, a detail which never fails to delight me. She also holds the honour (?) of … READ MORE

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    Nalo Hopkinson

    July 3rd, 2006     by Allison Martell     Comments

    One of my favourite blogs is by Nalo Hopkinson, a Toronto writer. Her work is amazing - my favourite is The Salt Roads, but I’m currently reading Midnight Robber, and I might change my mind. She calls it speculative fiction, but I think it does enough genre-crossing to defy description. Hopkinson’s blog is a window into the life of a successful writer, complete with Shameless-friendly political content. … READ MORE

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