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Rising Star: Theatre Arcturus

New performing arts company, Theatre Arcturus, is a Toronto-based, multi-disciplinary group focused on exploring the body’s full capacity for storytelling through the vehicles of theatre, dance, aerial arts, and stage combat. Pushing the boundaries, not only of the body, but also of the expectations of audiences; sharing with onlookers a fresh perspective of just what... More

MOOS

CNN Looking MOOSt Ridiculous.

CNN’s news correspondent, Jeanne Moos, whom I struggle to call a journalist, has pushed CNN to match the same degree of journalistic integrity as FOX News. With the pomposity of an intentionally racist and culturally insensitive ignoramus, Moos has thrown any pretense of being a serious journalist out the window. How, you may ask? Assuming... More

Dr. Kruk with Liam

In Whose Best Interest? (A Discussion on Shar...

Recently, I had the privilege of speaking to Associate Professor of Social Work at UBC, Dr. Edward Kruk about his involvement in the Equal Shared Parenting movement. A professor, a Psychology Today blogger, and a lover of dance music, the good doctor is more still: a pioneer, Kruk, along with 25 other scientists, family professionals,... More

Rapier and Cape

Daniel Levinson Gets to the Point of Rapier W...

“The more you know about the human body, how it moves, and how it can fail, the healthier you can be, but also you can create some rather interesting choices.” ~Daniel Levinson Down by King and Bathurst, at 575 Wellington, behind the big white garage door, there is a community of loving people who, in... More

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Toronto DJ doing more than just spinning trac...

Prat Dalvi, a multitasking Toronto-based DJ and music producer, wakes up every day with the intention of further building his music career and the different businesses he is involved in. Dalvi is the chief managing officer of Ichie Apparel, a Toronto-based casual wear clothing line, a former junior operations representative with the Toronto Frosh Festival,... More

Eaton Centre

Who needs a pick-me-up? Swept interviews a To...

Toronto has begun to see an influx of what are referred to as PUAs, or pickup artists. A significant presence at both the University of Toronto campus as well as the Eaton Centre has people on edge and relatively confused about just what is going on. Reddit is exploding with talk of creeps, targeting women,... More

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Canadian progressive Muslim organizations pro...

Hijab is acceptable but niqab isn’t Quebec’s values charter isn’t the only secular motion passed in recent times; eight progressive Canadian Muslim organizations launched a coalition in Parliament Hill to push separation of religion and politics. The Coalition of Progressive Canadian Muslim Organizations (CPCMO) is an umbrella for progressive Muslims across Canada with Canadian values... More

GREG LOON

Q&A with Toronto’s Cree poet Greg ...

#1) Have you always been a resident of Toronto? I was born in Moose Factory, Ontario – in the northern region of the James Bay coastline. I grew up in Sudbury, Ontario. I have lived in Toronto off and on since 2000. But as a resident, I moved to the city in August 2007. And... More

MAPS

A cartographic wet dream

Nathan Ng, a 15-year resident, and professed lover of Toronto, has given Torontonians and the whole world a fantastic perspective on the history of growth in Toronto. Thanks to Nathan’s ‘Historical Maps of Toronto’, history professors, researchers, students, and enthusiasts alike can now delve into the developing world of Toronto, circa 1787-1902. “It’s not like... More

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Just a reminder – Swept is recruiting c...

This week the Swept team will be taking to the streets and spreading the word in the most traditional (though not the most eco-friendly) method, posters. Please take some time to spread the word about Swept and let your peers know we want their content. News, columns, photo-journals, mini-docs, creative photography, short-lit, poetry and more!... More

CFI PENN JILLETTE

Every day is an atheist holiday: Swept looks ...

This past week, I delved into the surprisingly wide world of atheism here in Toronto. Not only did I meet with CFI (Centre for Inquiry) founder and spokesperson, Justin Trottier, but I also found myself at a CFI-hosted event with Penn Jillette: great American comedian, magician, and author, as well as atheist and skeptic. They... More

HICKEY HEADER

Hickeys: the love bite and its origin

Kailia, a 24-year-old student from Toronto, takes us back seven years to the summer after high school graduation, when she was first branded by the mark of passion. “I was 17 and my friends and I pretty much did anything crazy,” she says, “so we decided to meet up with a guy I met on... More