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Ford Nation: A Portrait of Toronto’s Intellectual Tumor

“Rob has street cred that they can realte to. He takes no guff from anybody. He explodes in angry rants. He is not afraid of the police. Everybody picks on … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Move over Pabst Blue Ribbon, there’s a new hipster beer in town

Well over a decade into its reign as the king of ‘cooler-than-thou’ and cheaper than water beers, Pabst Blue Ribbon may have finally met its match in Old Style Pilsner. … Continue reading

August 17, 2014 · 3 Comments

‘Think again’ about Toronto’s digital history

From the back of a speeding limousine, the late Toronto author Scott Symons opens ‘Think Again about Toronto’ with a proclamation about how the city “must accept its destiny”.  With … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Re: The O.C.

In the ‘socially evolved’ 21st century there’s a litany of TV shows angled at today’s young adult population; Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, Gossip Girl, Family Guy, what have you. Yes, … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Disseminating Drake’s ‘Practice’

As Aubrey Graham spits the first lines (“I can tell that money’s got you working”) from ‘Practice’, the last song off ‘Take Care’, it easy to suppose that this track … Continue reading

February 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Top 5 Canadian indie bands that didn’t hit it big (but should have)

Let’s be frank. Canada had been somewhat of a rough place for alternative musicians, and to some degree mainstream artists, for quite some time before the mid 2000’s. The thinly … Continue reading

February 5, 2013 · 2 Comments

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

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

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

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

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


Welcome to, 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

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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