By Samantha Anderson Photos by: Chris Gallow Sophie is sitting at a table with Salima and Josephine reading a romance novel to them. Josephine, gum-chewing and blue eye-shadow wearing, is excited and rubs her arms with a shiver as Salima leans in wanting to hear more. But soon Mama Nadi comes in and breaks up … Read more
Pale Horse Roller Derby Blog By Roadside BombShel #3165 Feature photo by Sean Murphy. Roadside BombShel is on the far right. Hey new skaters! Wondering what your derby name should be? I’d like to suggest something bloodthirsty and violent. I have a special reverence for names that are fierce to the point of shocking. Razor … Read more
By Colleen Westendorf Feature image via: Facebook, No One is Illegal – Toronto On Dec.11, THRIVE: Women’s voices rising, a coalition founded in 2002 through the initiative of METRAC, put on a conference offering a mixture of workshops, learning circles and sessions. on a number of topics. I arrived in time for a workshop presented … Read more
By Sophie Yalkezian Photos by: Sophie Yalkezian, Rebecca Sands and Katia Dmitrieva Ryerson’s Urban Hip Hop Union saw a packed house on Friday night for their event ‘Love, Hip Hop and the Spoken Word’. Guest speaker Shihan Van Clief both entertained and fascinated the audience with stories relating to those three topics, each one brimming … Read more
The roller derby community is just an example of one cross section of people who are negatively impacted by cuts to public transit, but there are certain to be many more pockets of people and communities who will be affected.
The Winter 2011 edition of McClung’s has hit the stands, and we can’t think of a better reason to celebrate in style. On January 27, join the McClung’s team as we party it up at Calisto Lounge (647 College Street in Little Italy). The good times start at 9 p.m. with delicious food, amazing drinks … Read more
By Sophie Yalkezian Photos by Sophie Yalkezian When passersby stop in to Bunner’s Bake Shop, any sense of self-restraint is left at the door. Eyes immediately widen and mouths drop ever so slightly at the sight of the sugary confections on display, sometimes accompanying an awestruck “ooh” or a lick of the lips. This is … Read more
When her collection of short stories, This Cake is for the Party, was shortlisted for the Soctiabank Giller Prize, author Sarah Selecky was one of the last to know.