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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....


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...


Here & There – Toronto Street Art

This past week, I decided to take a stroll along Dundas, and photograph the many strange, and spectacular pieces of street art that are about. The alleys of Toronto may...


Wedding Speech Notes…SMILE

SMILE When you are the mother of two spirited daughters you almost get to take part in a Skinnerian psychology test. You watch common environmental situations and diverse responses. Sometimes...


Wendigo1

Old Wendigo gets along-In the streets alone he scratches a living With raccoons he talks and takes desperate dinners in the alleys behind restaurants Like an old man smokes old...


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...


The Battle of the Pointless Trilogy…Desolation…An Apparently Expected Journey

   Shortly before the new year, and just before the third installment of the Hobbit was released in theatres, a good friend of mine wrote a hilariously scathing review of...