Posts by Melinda Mattos

  • In the Blog

    Feminist read-in

    May 30th, 2006     by Melinda Mattos     Comments

    This just in from The Miss G Project: “On June 6th, you and yours are cordially invited to the very big, very bold “Feminist Read-In” at Queen’s Park in Toronto. Be there at 11 a.m. and head out whenever the music stops or the sun goes down. What’s a Read-In you ask? Imagine your typical sit-in, but without the force-feeding and free love. Supporters of the project from everywhere and anywhere are invited to join us on … READ MORE

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    Haircuts by Children UPDATE!

    May 10th, 2006     by Melinda Mattos     Comments

    So, the lovely Darren O’Donnell sent us some photos of the Haircuts by Children event that I blogged about a few days ago. Seeing the utter concentration in these kids’ faces is reassuring. I bet they’re fine hairdressers (apparently they were well trained beforehand). I’m still not going, mind you. I have too complicated a relationship with my hair. But I totally think you should go. Remaining dates: May 13, 20, 27 and 28. … READ MORE

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    Haircuts by Children!

    May 6th, 2006     by Melinda Mattos     Comments

    How often have you looked in the mirror and thought, Damn, I need a haircut – by children? Well, friend, you’re in luck. Today and several other days this month, kids aged 10-12 from Parkdale Public School will be offering free haircuts to the Toronto public. As the press release says, “HAIRCUTS BY CHILDREN is a whimsical relational performance that playfully engages with the enfranchisement of children, with trust in the younger generation, and with the … READ MORE

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    Busting out!

    April 19th, 2006     by Melinda Mattos     Comments

    If you’re a girl aged 13-15 who lives in Toronto, check this out: Nightwood Theatre is recruiting for its free Busting Out theatre program, which we wrote about in the Fall 2004 issue of Shameless. The participants of the program will have the opportunity to create and perform a play for public presentation. Professional theatre artists will lead the girls in classes, which include acting, playwrighting, design, movement and clown. And it’s a whole lot … READ MORE

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    October 6th, 2005     by Melinda Mattos     Comments

    Please join us in celebrating the launch of our new Fall issue at a spooky pre-Halloween party… SHAMELESS V: FOR GHOULS WHO GET IT Sunday, October 23, Noon-4pm Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto Admission: $7 with costume or $10 without costume Includes a copy of the new issue! FEATURING: *Performances by: REPUBLIC OF SAFETY and COUGAR PARTY *Screenings of two horror shorts + scenes from horror classics by filmmaker/Video DJ James King. *On-site makeovers from our team of professional special-effects make-up … READ MORE

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    One heck of an art exhibit

    September 27th, 2005     by Melinda Mattos     Comments

    Knitters take note: a Viennese art group called Gelatin recently unveiled the cutest public art installation we’ve ever seen. It’s a 200-foot-long pink toy bunny rabbit, knitted by dozens of grannies, located on the side of a mountain in Italy. What does the art “mean”? Your guess is as good as ours, but it sure looks snuggly. Members of Gelatin told they expect hikers to scale the bunny and lounge on its … READ MORE

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    May 18th, 2005     by Melinda Mattos     Comments

    Friday, June 17, from 7:30 pm to 11 pm Gibsone Jessop Gallery, Distillery District Admission $7, including free magazine and free birthday cake! Shameless celebrates its first birthday and the launch of the Summer 2005 issue. It’s a semi-formal affair, so strap on your suspenders, pull on your party dress, take our your tux, bare your birthday suit, or just jump into your jeans. Anything goes. Featuring Mariko Tamaki, spoken word, performance art, DJs, dancing, birthday cake and … READ MORE

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    February 1st, 2005     by Melinda Mattos     Comments

    Mark your calendars! Program your Palm Pilots! Shameless will launch its Spring issue on Feb. 20 with a super-fun all-ages party. It’s in the afternoon, so you don’t have to worry about missing your bedtime – we’ll get you home safe and sound before dark! Here are the details so far. Tell your friends, tell your family, tell EVERYONE YOU KNOW. It’s a launch party, a fundraiser, and somewhere warm on a winter afternoon. LOSE YOUR FEBRUARY … READ MORE

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    Need gift ideas?

    November 25th, 2004     by Melinda Mattos     Comments

    We hate to be the ones to break this to you, but the holidays are coming up quick. Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule, Kwanzaa – you name it, it’s coming. “Sweet mother of pearl,” we hear you muttering to yourself, in quite an odd figure of speech. “What will I get the strong, smart, sassy teenage girl in my life?” Perhaps some of you are opting out of gift-giving this year. Fair enough. But for those of you … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Issue 2 launch!

    September 22nd, 2004     by Melinda Mattos     Comments

    Shameless Issue 2 is launching this Sunday at Word On The Street, Toronto’s book and magazine festival. WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. WHERE: Queen’s Park, behind the legislature building. Look for our booth in the magazine section, near the east end of the park. WHY: We’re celebrating the launch of our second issue! Come say hello and pick up a copy of Issue 2. We’ll also be selling subscriptions, our famous one-inch buttons and … READ MORE

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    Visit us at Pride!

    June 25th, 2004     by Melinda Mattos     Comments

    Team Shameless will be selling mags and buttons this Saturday at Pride Toronto. Look for us beside Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St., near Church, from about 12:30 to 6 p.m. And while you’re there, please support the Dyke March at 2 p.m. and the youth stage from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Here’s some info about the youth stage, courtesy of Supporting Our Youth: The Fruit Loopz Pride Youth Stage-Wild Fruit: Join us on Saturday, … READ MORE

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    Oh, what a night!

    June 8th, 2004     by Melinda Mattos     Comments

    A few months ago, our friend Andrew asked what our dream was for the Shameless launch party. He was going to help plan it, so he wanted to know what our ideal party would include, in terms of entertainment, decorations, atmosphere, etc. I thought about it for a second and then said, “Y’know, I just want to see a ton of teenage girls sitting on the floor of The 360 reading the magazine. That’s what … READ MORE

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    The big launch!

    June 4th, 2004     by Melinda Mattos     Comments

    After a year of hard work, Shameless is finally launching. We’d love it if you’d come celebrate with us. Here’s everything you need to know: SATURDAY, JUNE 5: Shameless celebrates the release of its debut issue at The 360 (326 Queen St. W., Toronto). Teen comedians Mae Martin and Sabrina Jalees will host our all-ages launch party, which features performances by the Squad 416 radical cheerleaders, DJs Tyler Clark Burke and The Abominable Dr. Vibes, dancing, … READ MORE

  • Web Features

    The Last Word: Wife-beater

    June 1st, 2004     by Melinda Mattos     Comments

    Blame Avril Lavigne. No, she didn’t coin the phrase “wife-beater,” but she certainly increased its usage when she burst onto the pop scene in her trademark white undershirt and tie. The media just about slipped on its own slobber reporting the fashion trend she launched across the country. But why the heck did anyone start calling undershirts “wife-beaters” in the first place? It’s hard to say for sure. Most sources trace it back only as far … READ MORE

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