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Interviews

Toast Dawg Embraces the Darker Sounds of Rio For His New EP 'Brazivilain II'

Listen to the Brazillian infused effort that could put the Montreal beatmaker on everyone’s map.
Martha Cote
6.11.15
Thinkpieces And Shit

Loud Lary Ajust Can’t Win Quebec’s ADISQ Because of a Stupid Technicality

By excluding Loud Lary Ajust from the Quebec’s Association for the Music Industry on language technicalities, the province proves it’s still behind the times.
Martha Cote
6.9.15
Interviews

Montreal's Toast Dawg Brings You To Brazivilain

Being on the scene for nearly two decades, and the changes in Québécois rap.
Martha Cote
6.26.14
News

Could Montreal Benefit from Being a Sovereign City-State?

All one has to do is note Montreal's diversity, bilingualism, and authentic Chinese food to see how markedly different the city is from the rest of Quebec. The difference is so vast that some citizens have created a grassroots campaign to make Montreal...
Martha Cote
3.17.14
Stuff

We Talked to the Artist Behind the Beaded Tim Hortons Cup That Everyone's Confused About

We talked to artist Gabriel Parniak about Canada's "Americanized" identity, the tenuous nature of artistic intent, and why his supersized beaded Tim Hortons cup sent the internet into a tizzy and may sell for thousands of dollars.
Martha Cote
2.25.14
News

Does the New Nova Scotia Cyberbullying Law Verge on Censorship?

In the wake of the death of Rehtaeh Parsons, the provincial government developed the Cyber Safety Act. But in their haste to get the legislation enacted, they may have included a flaw that could end up making the law unconstitutional.
Martha Cote
2.14.14
News

Should the City of Toronto Partner with Strip Clubs to Open Brothels?

When the Supreme Court of Canada deemed current sex work laws unconstitutional in December, a batch of controversial new operating possibilities opened up for the industry.
Martha Cote
1.20.14
Film

Why the Quebecois Hate Talking About Money

American movies have conventionalized the ban on discussing money, religion, or politics when meeting people for the first time. In Quebec however, religion and politics tend to be our favourite topics. Sometimes it’s almost as if we create...
Martha Cote
1.13.14
News

Nicotine-Derived Pesticides Are Killing All of Canada's Bees

Ontarian bees are under chemical attack. Since the widespread use of neonicotinoids as pesticides on the province’s corn crops began, bee populations have been in decline. Recently our buddy Liam shot and co-directed this video for the Ontario...
Martha Cote
12.11.13
News

Solitary Confinement Is a Legal Form of Torture in Canada

Solitary confinement is a popular form of imprisonment in the USA, with the actual amount of segregated inmates sitting somewhere between 25,000 and 80,000. Canada is, however, also in the business of segregating inmates. In fact, you just need to...
Martha Cote
11.18.13