Canada

The Opioid Crisis In Canadian Drug Culture

Matt Owczarz – Mississauga, ON Canada is in the midst of an opioid crisis and nobody is really safe. Fentanyl, a painkiller that is stronger than both heroin and morphine,...


HundredMillionThousand – Ip1

Cards on the table, right away, I am in no way well versed in the hip hop scene, by any stretch of the imagination. That being said, thanks to music’s...


Thorin Loeks – Thirsty Hearts

  Wow! Thorin Loeks, come from the Yukon, knows just how to create Thirsty Hearts for his incredible music; touching Bare Bones, so deep is his musical influence on the body, mind and...


The ‘Littlest You’ Project Living Large!

After years of hard work, hardship, and heartbreak, singer, songwriter, and musical entrepreneur Scott Reid,  is shaking up the music scene in Canada and around the world with the launch of...


The Spiders – Election Day

Jersey-based, alt rockers The Spiders are pushing their latest single: a socially conscious, and unfortunately comic tune, aptly named ‘Election Day‘. The upcoming 2016 American election has everyone reeling with...


Your Roommate is a what!?

“Oh I heard correctly…your roommate is an escort!” Well known theatre/film veterans Katie Uhlmann, and Trish Rainone are sallying forth into the wide world of the web series with a...


Instrumental

Instrumental for Caleb By D.S. Martin Like a marionette that doesn’t dance until the puppeteer’s fingers tightly tug her strings hanging along the wall   strewn about the room stringed...


The Ice People

The Ice People by D.D. Renforth      The failed attempt to kill the immigrant Ankala Imfredo occurred in the midst of weeks of frigid air and snow, when Ankala’s...


Welcome To Toronto

That First Morning by Kegan Doyle Fen awoke, fetally curled up in sweat-soaked sheets on the loft floor. For a moment, he thought he was back home in Victoria and...


I’ve Never Once Been A Genius

  I sit here in a new white T with Desolation Angels feeling as though I could beat Kerouac in a writing contest. A lucky wanker, after all. No use...


Sink or Swim

Here is a list of things I don’t understand: how to do my taxes, American politics, daylight savings time, how to cook perfect pasta, outer space. Twenty years ago, I...


Summer’s Last Pride 2015

I went for a stroll along Lake Ontario, and through High Park. A little early September stroll, where everything, and everyone was taking advantage of the last few warm days...


…She’s The Closest Thing To Magic… – Edo Peled

Electric Ego, AKA: Edo Peled, the best mix of musical past and hopeful future, has released two of four singles from his EP ‘All I Do’. The most powerful of...


The Summer: Swept Away

With a summer hiatus, Swept Media is back and ready for action, bringing you some great local literature, photography, and some interesting stories of Canadian arts and culture. We hope...


Whose Country is This? The Beautiful Tyranny of the Canadian Minority

by Xander Seguin “Whose body is this?” asked Sue Rodriquez in the early 90s. Diagnosed with ALS and doomed to waste away into nothingness, she pleaded wide-eyed through a CBC...


Outrage as Pope John Paul II Day Becomes Federal Law With Zero Debate

TORONTO, ONTARIO – (January 15, 2015) The divisive former head of Europe’s last absolute monarchy, Pope John Paul II, has been awarded an honour reserved for a select few. The...


Seven-Arm Octopus Love

Seven-Arm Octopus Love   The Seven-Arm Octopus or Haliphron atlanticus is one of the world’s largest species of octopus.  This mysterious giant of the deep possesses a hidden eighth arm. ...


Rendezvous with madness

  Since 1993, the annual Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival (RMF) has been expanding the minds of Torontonians and shedding light on the discussion of mental illness and addiction. Films...


The Way We Remember

We are asked, only one day a year, to remember those who fought for our freedom. To take that time is a paltry sacrifice compared to those of the men...


Anima Libra – Part III

The website bothered the hell out of me, not just due to the content, but something felt off about the pictures themselves.  They looked way too perfect, almost manufactured.  The...