Jack Urwin

Music

I Listened to Every Juno ‘Best Single’ to Learn About Canada and Lost the Will to Live

As a Brit listening to Canadian music since the 2000s, I thought Canuck music was cool. History has proven me wrong.
Jack Urwin
3.30.17
Stuff

How to Be Young and Broke in Toronto

It's the Canadian city with stuff to do, but we have no money to do it.
Jack Urwin
7.18.16
Europe: The Final Countdown

A Guide for Brits Who Want to Move to Canada After Brexit

So your country has made a fucking awful irreversible decision and you want to move to Canada, mate?
Jack Urwin
6.25.16
Stuff

I Called Up All My Old Friends to Work Out Why Men Lose Friends in Their Twenties

A new study says your twenties are the age you start losing friends, so I tried to find out why I've lost all of mine.
Jack Urwin
6.23.16
Culture

Can Men and Women Ever Just Be Friends? An Investigation

We asked some smart friends why they aren't shagging.
Jack Urwin
6.3.16
The Noisey Guide To Music and Mental Health

Childhood, Fame, and Depression: The Story of Lil' Chris

His story seemed all too tragically familiar. A child who found huge fame at an unfathomably early age, and seemed to spend the rest of their teens and twenties trying to cope with the aftermath.
Jack Urwin
5.17.16
Stuff

Boomtown Bust: How the Sputtering Oil and Gas Industry Is Destroying Men

Men are falling behind in one Canadian oil town, and not surprisingly, they aren't handling it well.
Jack Urwin
4.26.16
column

New Bill That Proposes Amnesty For Drug Users Who Overdose is Just Common Decency

It's not hyperbole to say this law could be the difference between life and death for many Canadians.
Jack Urwin
2.23.16
Stuff

Justin Trudeau’s First 100 Days As Seen by a Clueless, Optimistic Englishman

Our politics reporter was busy so we asked a random dude off the street to write about Justin Trudeau.
Jack Urwin
2.11.16
tech

Why You Shouldn't Hold People's Old Embarrassing Internet Bullshit Against Them

As recently as five years ago, I was a terrible human with terrible opinions, and a real knack for posting those opinions online. While those Twitter posts are still exactly the same, I've changed.
Jack Urwin
8.19.15
Stuff

What Do You Do if You Find a Big Bag of Crystal Meth in Your Backpack?

An interview with a young woman in England who found a baggie of hard drugs in her bag after a night out and had no idea what do next.
Jack Urwin
4.2.15
Stuff

Is It Possible to Be Both Socially Conscious and Happy?

We had a chat with a representative from the Action for Happiness charity about whether it's possible to be truly happy in the face of all the terrible shit that is happening around the world.
Jack Urwin
4.1.15
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