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Spitting Image

Spitting Image Drops patter with pity upon the window In time with my beating heart Well-suited for such a sensitive scene Reflections of this nature Merit nothing finer Than a...


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...


Barnaby Jones (Part I)

Barnabyjones I   He looked up at Sparky, who was now covered in crazy pink tiger stripes. He looked up on them all on that last dawn. His robots: all...


“All I Do” – Edo Peled

Rocking in retro style, Edo Peled AKA Electric Ego, mixes sweet synth with punchy poetry in a gritty love song, chalk full with all the conflict of a real relationship:...


Men’s Issues Group CAFE Condemns Threats Targeting Feminists and Women

The Canadian Association for Equality (CAFE) and the U of T Men’s Issues Awareness Society (UTMIAS) condemn in the strongest possible language threats of violence targeting feminists and women at...


…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...


YES

Yes, I could have all the answers, and all the world on its knees for what seems to be perfection, devoid of any quality humbled before this altar Yes, I...


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...


A Blooming success…

  I had no idea what to expect from the staged reading of ‘Molly Bloom,’ a play inspired by the final chapter of Ulysses by James Joyce. I have never...


Something Weird This Way Comes…For One Night Only

Weird: the untold story of Macbeth’s three witches, takes a behind-the-scenes look at just what the witches get up to while ‘ol Mac is on his guilt-ridden rampage. Writer/Director Phillip...


National Men’s Issues Charity CAFE Inaugurates Ottawa Branch Wednesday

Advocacy for public policies improving health and welfare of boys and men begins in the capital! OTTAWA, ONTARIO — (June 1, 2015) The Canadian Association for Equality, which opened the...


Are You Ravenous For Theatre?

Molly Bloom A dramatic presentation of the final chapter of James Joyce’s Ulysses TORONTO, Ontario… Ravenous Theatre and Fourth Gorgon Theatre are proud to present a dramatic staging of the...


Lap It Up At Lyrics Music Bar!

Lyrics Music Bar in Toronto’s swanky Yorkville district, is a hopping haven of masterful music, and super service. Affordable and accommodating, Lyrics has a great new menu that launched last...


Mohamed Attiah press conference May 26 to expose CSIS, RCMP misconduct, demand public exoneration

Barely a week after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Egyptian-born Canadian citizen Mohamed Attiah was questioned by the RCMP, deemed a security risk and fired from his engineering job at Atomic...


Photo of the Week – Nathan Phillips Fountain

A shot of the fountain jets at Nathan Phillips Square, in downtown Toronto.  ...


The Many Faces of Duncan Griffiths

My name is Duncan Griffiths, I am an artist and my canvas is life. “All the World’s a stage” a wise man once said-and from day one we create ourselves on...


Wynne Leaves Out Half the Victims of Violence?

New Toronto billboard campaign highlights gays and lesbians, fathers and their children, endangered by public policy built on ideology not facts Premier Kathleen Wynne’s violence against women initiative reinforces sexist...


Load It Up In The Spotlight!!!

I recently had the privilege to ask musician Cody Labombard a few questions about his upbeat, bittersweet, roaring new single ‘In the Spotlight’, and his upcoming album ‘Load It Up!!!’....


Whale of a Tale

The people gathered around a fire as people always do on a still night between hot golden days in June.  Wooded hills stretched over them, and beyond the fire a...


Write Me a Love Story

Write Me a Love Story by Anthony J.S. Leclair Thursday, August 1, 2013.      There’s a thickness in the air. I can taste it. A tumult. They are coming....