Joel Balsam

Sex

My Uncomfortable Stay in the BDSM Room of a Brazilian Sex Motel

The pay-per-hour adult playground caters to every fantasy—I just had no fucking idea where to start.
Joel Balsam
6.5.18
digital divide

Why Closing The Digital Divide Might Mean Skipping Wi-Fi Altogether

The biggest problem with wireless data is the price of subscriptions.
Joel Balsam
3.31.17
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
12.18.16
Canada

Of Course There's Plans For a Muslim Tinder, Too

'Salaam Swipe' is basically the Muslim version of J-Swipe.
Joel Balsam
11.14.14
Canada

How Uber Is Threatening a Canadian Taxi Monopoly

Ottawa has some of the most expensive cabs in Canada and they want to keep it that way.
Joel Balsam
10.27.14
News

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

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
12.26.13
News

The Quebec Government's Plan to Ban Religious Symbols May Be a Stroke of Political Genius

Last week the Journal de Montreal dropped a bomb on Quebec’s extremely shaky sense of identity by publishing leaked details from the upcoming Charter of Quebec Values set to be released in the fall.
Joel Balsam
8.28.13
News

Celebrating the End of Capitalism on Lake Titicaca

I heeded the call of Bolivia’s first indigenous president, Evo Morales, and joined thousands of people from around the globe to celebrate the end of the Mayan calendar and the beginning of a new period in human history at 12,507 feet above sea level on...
Joel Balsam
1.5.13