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AH MER AH SU's "Klonopin" Is a Twinkling Poptronic Ode to Self-Care

Hear the Oakland artist's first single from her forthcoming sophomore EP 'Rebecca.'
Kristel Jax
10.18.16
Stuff

Meet the Guerrilla Lifeguard Watching Over Toronto’s Late Night Pool Hops

The Nightlifeguard project is an informal effort to make pool hopping safer and fun.
Kristel Jax
9.9.16
Features

Jessy Lanza's Music Makes Life's Smallest Irritations Feel Meaningful

The Canadian singer and producer combats everyday anxiety and stress on her sophomore album 'Oh No.'
Kristel Jax
5.12.16
Culture

What It Was Like Growing Up in a City Colder Than Mars

'I hate Winnipeg' might be the most famous lyric written about my home city, but I can't help but think how the godawful winters helped make us eccentric weirdos.
Kristel Jax
2.17.16
Interviews

These Guys Have Been Playing Nothing But The Smiths at Their DJ Nights for 28 Months Straight

Can we get some "Shakespeare's Sister" up in this bitch?
Kristel Jax
12.8.15
Stuff

What Does It Say About Me That I Prefer Dog Halloween Parties to Ones Involving Humans?

Unlike social anxiety-inducing human Halloween parties, Pugoween is all about not giving a fuck.
Kristel Jax
11.2.15
Stuff

The Rise of Canada's Art-World Class Clowns

Quebec City art collective BGL installed a full-scale depanneur at this year's Venice Biennale, the latest in a career of humouous, high-concept projects.
Kristel Jax
7.20.15
Stuff

A World-Famous Shock Cartoonist Is Publishing the Ultimate Life Guide... for Tweens

Before there was Ted, there was Mr. Wiggles, another drunken teddy bear whose author has now written a comic guide for middle schoolers.
Kristel Jax
7.7.15

Seripop’s Chloe Lum and Yannick Desranleau on Garbage, Grants, and Life After AIDS Wolf

"If you drop out of your undergrad, spend 14 years playing in bands, then go back to school in your 30s.... Everything we've managed to accomplish in art, music, and everything else has always come from our own sheer force of will and refusal to give...
Kristel Jax
6.17.15
Stuff

I Went To A Drag Birthday Party At Toronto's Upscale Bathhouse, Watched Orgies, and Felt Nothing

No wonder mainstream porn is so silly: (hopefully) pleasurable public sex appears to be the drone music of physical activity.
Kristel Jax
5.21.15
Music

I Spent 12 Hours Listening to Drone on National Drone Day and Now I'm Mostly A Cloud

I started celebrating on Saturday in true #dronelife spirit: hunched over alone in my apartment, finishing and uploading a 25-minute drone track that almost no one will ever listen to.
Kristel Jax
5.11.15