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NFB Thursday: Got sixteen minutes?

The ridiculously warm weather here in Toronto got me thinking about Belinda Oldford’s brilliant meditation on aging and coming to grips with one’s own death; ‘Come Again in Spring’. The 2007 NFB short animated … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Obama, Biden, and the Good Cop Bad Cop routine

Invigorated by a recent win, America’s President hopes to address a variety of policies.  Climate change, gay rights, gun control, and immigration reform are all issues on which Obama hopes … Continue reading

January 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Toronto Hip Hop: T.City

T.City (read: T Dot City) is a Toronto MC who’s been pumping out tracks and videos since the summer of 2010. City rhymes with ease, spitting carefree, wandering lyrics over … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Appetite of a King: How Henry Tudor institutionalized womanizing

In the poly-amorous society of the 21st century most people have a hearty sexual appetite and a thirst for sexual exploration; seemingly more and more couples have an ‘open marriage’ … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · 6 Comments

Top 5 craziest Toronto-based Indiegogo projects

It’s been roughly a decade of living through new age media platforms such as Facebook and Youtube. The imminent sense of change and shifting power that these platforms dawned,  from the corporate to the … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Projection of Perfection

We are the girls with anxiety disorders, filled appointment books, five-year plans. We take ourselves very, very seriously. We are the peacemakers, the do-gooders, the givers, the savers. We are … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Geo-engineering: Combating climate change with technology

Climate change will happen, it is an inevitable consequence of humanity’s addition to fossil fuels. To combat climate change, humanity must quit its filthy habit. Unfortunately quitting takes time.  Geo-engineering makes this transition more comfortable. But humanity … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · 7 Comments

Hockey Night In Canada: A showcase of two power forwards

Tonight’s game features two power forwards at opposite ends of their careers. Tonight the Leafs get their first look at New York’s big free agent acquisition: Rick Nash. How different … Continue reading

January 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Culture Control: Why the American ‘Gun Problem’ isn’t just about Smith and Wesson

The following is a discussion about America, written by a non-American. Who is a real American? Americanism is not static nor a constant trait. It is debated, traded, and exchanged; … Continue reading

January 26, 2013 · 11 Comments

Taylor Swift: Not your Shakespeare’s love song

As everyone with access to various social media outlets and other human beings knew approximately 18.7 seconds after it happened: Taylor Swift had broken up with her super serious boyfriend … Continue reading

January 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

Revolution 9

A creative work By Sandy R

January 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Top 5 lessons from the Superbowl hunt

The road to Superbowl 47 is all but over.  In just under two weeks time we will see either the Baltimore Ravens or the San Francisco 49ers hoist the Lombardi … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

The man your man could sell like

It all begins with a muscular man in a towel who beams at the camera; “Hello Ladies”. In the next few furiously paced seconds we’re transported to a world where … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

First Nations ally with federal opposition

A brief history of the Indian Act Enacted in 1876, the Indian Act was meant to solve the ‘Indian problem’ but has become an outdated and paternalistic piece of legislation.  … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sun and lament in South Florida

It was 9:00pm when I landed in balmy Punta Gorda, Florida. The salty air immediately sticking to me, I ambled down the steps from the small discount jet to the … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

CANCON FTW: The Academy Awards

Rebelle (english title War Witch) is the third Best Foreign Language nominee in three years for Canada, solidifying a hat trick of worthwhile internationally minded films. It’s also the fifth … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

The new wave of Irish immigration to Canada

Emigration has been Ireland’s traditional response to economic woes.  During a brief period as the ‘Celtic Tiger,’ Ireland saw the reversal of this trend. Today’s economic problems are inspiring another … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

Hockey is back and all is forgiven – Remarks by a Leafs fan

After being deprived of the game we love for an unbearable 119-day lockout, the NHL returned to action this past Saturday night to kick off a shortened 48 game 2013 … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Is the Grand Old Party dead?

As a politically-conscious Canadian it is difficult to refrain from outright republican bashing.  It is easy to demonize today’s GOP as a coalition of right-wing American nuts.  But doing this overlooks the fact … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

The damning jingoism of Tim Hortons commercials

If you grew up in Canada with a television in your house, you can probably remember brainlessly absorbing Tim Hortons commercials into your soft, impressionable young heads in between segments … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · 7 Comments

Re: Girls

Two episodes into its second season, HBO’s ‘Girls’ shows no signs of slowing down or losing its unique ability to broach any young adult subject, no matter how painfully awkward … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

Welcome!

Welcome to blogclique.ca, we’re glad that you haven’t alerted the authorities yet. We started this publication as an outlet for our creative juices, and to satisfy an OCD-like-penchant for cleanly … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Nobody likes a Starfish

As a woman with what I consider to be a healthy sexual appetite, I am always astonished when I hear a female acquaintance discuss how they enjoy ‘lying back and … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Wanderer

A photo journal by Jesse M

January 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Liberal throne is empty

The Liberal throne has been empty since Michael Ignatieff stepped down in the wake of a historically devastating election.  Bob Rae, the unelectable interim leader remains the steward.  But the … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

Lance Armstrong: Are you kidding me?

Holy cow, even Marshall McLuhan could not have predicted the slick job that Lance did at spinning his way to the top, and refusing to let go of the crown. … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

The House Hippo: An investigative blurb

First gracing Canadian air-waves in 1999, the House Hippo captured the title of world’s greatest short documentary almost immediately. Birthed by Concerned Children’s Advertisers, and a production team of mysterious … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · 1 Comment
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