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Longing

Longing If ever there were time to fly and soar upon the blackest sky: brave thunder, lightning, and heavy rain, t’would be to see your face again.   © –...


Darker Than

Winter Banos is Canadian, seventeen--and in great danger. Her family home has been destroyed and now she finds herself hunted. Creatures of the dark are looking for her: a vampire named...


Chloe Barcelau brings us Steampunk photography

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For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

“For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge”   Magic is the maypole dance, And truth is the carnality of those pagan priests; Holy orders in a never ending fantasy of The rights of...


On the Night

  O* the n*ght I *ome *ver I wi*l show you all lov* has *one on keeping f*om you w*th a *err mirror *nd a *ove song you’ve never hear*...


day of broken needles

day of broken needles   Scraping against our palates are boulders and hundreds of swords buried in them— multicoloured shells of women’s faces — curled teeth speaking into silk ripping...


Canadian Caribbean-themed web channel launches

Caribbean Tales Group, a Canadian multimedia company, has officially announced the launch of its online Caribbean-themed channel, which is aiming to create space for more cultural representation and to educate...


Jeff Jones highlights Music City North: Kensington Festival

So, as many of you know, in addition to being an intrepid music writer and a motivated (to say the least) fan of music, I’m also a musician. I play...


ebonist

ebonist   This is not about you— “tell me a poem” and I’m murmured into a boy-dolls body loosely flinging fingers reaching for there there there it is there and...


Painting from Toronto artist Evalisa Genova

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New social media application calls Toronto home

A new Toronto-based social media company, Piximash Inc., is preparing to launch a brand new application this month aimed at bringing an emotional aspect to social networking. John Balaga, Piximash...


What are the Days

What are the days But over-eager photons That won’t let us rest As they ripple lines of light Across the walls Working to slowly dull Our vision; a construct That...


Temp agencies give employers unfair advantage

Employment agencies are a scam. If you’ve ever been out of work and looking for a labour job, you will know exactly what I mean. Newspapers are riddled with ads...


Patrick Lane’s Garden

Patrick Lane’s Garden I was out for a quiet moment under the stars When I thought I spotted Liddel’s weight In the delicate touch of a masked visitor. When I...


Toronto’s Dwayne Morgan hosts spoken word show promoting young poets

To commemorate a career milestone, Toronto poet Dwayne Morgan opened the doors for a select group of young and developing spoken word artists to shine on stage at his annual...


Mixed-race couples in movies or the lack thereof: conservatism in Hollywood

This is just a pet peeve of mine, but it’s one I think should be more discussed than it is. My concern is that recently Hollywood seems to be much...


Exercises in Disillusionment VII: Sleep

Exercises in Disillusionment VII: Sleep Go to bed go to sleep with your pretty little dreams if you’re in luck and in line the stars cross and under the fabric...


Boathouse

Boathouse   The heat of a -15 C railing skin brands into my wet lotion slicked palm. Freezing in a thin, murky sheet over fingernails lake water silicone and chamomile....


Band review: Beyond the Mountain

Beyond the Mountain   There’s just a whole lot to like about Beyond the Mountain. This rootsy trio from Toronto has soulful vocals, heartfelt songs, a great, honest feel and…cello....


Counter Theory

Counter Theory     Not a history lesson but a street corner rebellion. Alternate between the current and the untold. To be immersed in truth, first we mirror malice. Expose...