Joel Balsam

Sex

A Brazilian Love Motel Is No Place for Vanilla Sex Moves

The pay-per-hour adult playgrounds cater to every fantasy—I just had no fucking idea where to start.
Joel Balsam
6.5.18
drinking

How to Not Be an Asshole if You’re Doing Dryuary

Quitting booze for one month a year doesn’t make you a hero.
Joel Balsam
1.6.17
automation

What We’ll Do When Robots Take Our Jobs

Robots won’t take all the jobs, just most of them. We asked futurists what life will look like for the permanently unemployed class.
Joel Balsam
1.4.17
tech

How Will We Rebel in the Future?

A futurologist predicts our grandkids will turn each other into zombies and fuck with dicks on their foreheads.
Joel Balsam
12.14.16
News

How Montreal Went from Sin City to Porn Hub

Canada's own "Porn Valley" leads the way for online porn but its booming tech scene is killing production.
Joel Balsam
11.30.16
News

Uranium Mining Could Be Coming to Quebec

Quebec is considering allowing uranium mining in the northern part of the province, much to the chagrin of the the Cree community that lives closest to the potential development site, who cite a myriad of devastating health risks. But they have to...
Joel Balsam
5.15.14
News

A Tribe Called Red’s Deejay NDN Is Being Threatened For Pointing Out Racism

We talked to Deejay NDN of a Tribe Called Red about the threats he's been getting for asking a kid's recreational team drop their offensive name.
Joel Balsam
1.21.14
News

If You Know What's Good For You, Don't Speak Creole in Quebec

Quebec’s French language police are up to their old xenophobic tricks again. This time, the victims are two people who were speaking Haitian Creole.
Joel Balsam
12.20.13
News

Is Canada Doing Enough to Prevent a Massive Superbug Outbreak?

We're growing immune to antibiotics which is providing a whole new breeding ground for superbugs to emerge. Meanwhile, Canada's regressive approach to this problem is becoming more and more troubling.
Joel Balsam
11.26.13
News

Here's Why Health Canada Can't Recall Dangerous Drugs

Underneath the hysteria of Rob Ford, a major topic in Canada this week has been the inability of Health Canada to protect us from dangerous drugs.
Joel Balsam
11.15.13
News

What's Really Going on With the Senate Spending Scandal

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his party are currently taking a beat down at the senate and in the House of Commons. On Tuesday Senator Mike Duffy revealed that it was Harper - not Nigel Wright - who ordered him to pay back the $90,000 in improper...
Joel Balsam
10.24.13
News

Harper Is Using Our Hate of Canadian Telecom as a Smokescreen

The Conservatives want to avoid talking about their scandal-sprinkled holiday by giving us a carrot on a stick and hopefully Canadians are smart enough to not take the bait.
Joel Balsam
10.16.13
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