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Every day is an atheist holiday: Swept looks at CFI

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,...


City Moments: Has the Rob Ford controversy hurt the city?

Regardless of whether Mayor Ford did or did not smoke crack, do you think this controversy has damaged Toronto’s reputation enough that he should step down as mayor?   COMMENTS...


SWEPT ISSUE 2 IS OUT – BE SURE TO DOWNLOAD

Swept’s latest issue: subways, weed, guns and a little trip to California’s landmark in the desert, Salvation Mountain. SWEPT Issue 2 Volume 1 2013 – PDF download In today’s age...


Imperial: California’s last county

Situated along the borders of Arizona and Mexico, as well as California’s Riverside and San Diego counties to the north and west, respectively, Imperial County is the most southeastern and...


Photography Feature from Denis Buchel

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Let Us Insist Upon Elite Ideals

Let Us Insist Upon Elite Ideals By rote they continually hail progress Yet progress pales compared to elevation Choruses repeat the trope of dignity Yet dignity is but a footstool...


City Moments: Amazing experiences in Toronto

What is an amazing experience you can share from living in Toronto?  ...


Men of the Earth – Part II

  It went this way for several weeks and would’ve, I’m certain, continued to the end of the summer if I hadn’t run into them by chance. Horacio was with...


Triangular rows

      Triangular Rows on silver platters, pointed like graves gathered by the fireplace in remembrance.  Trails of sodden souls in polyester skin make their way through. They carry...


Letters from J.P. – SOUP

Dear Campbell’s, My name is Joshua, a 23-year-old from Brampton, Ontario. I appreciate your company and the many excellent products you have to offer. This is my story. After a...


Technology made me literate

I was never a big reader as a child. I think I finished my first novel in grade six and if it weren’t for the Ritalin, I doubt that I...


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...


Residency Haikus

Residency Haikus  - Young men automate I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry in the Cameron House - the lead says it’s time to get up and dance. I sit and...


Wasted Nights

Wasted Nights Evenings waste away to shattered dreams of fidelity in dark corners with kisses so far removed from familiarity. Though strangely familiar it may seem, as though another like...


Subways can change a neighbourhood – North York

Shaughnessy Boulevard is a quiet suburban area nestled within the North York community a few blocks away from Sheppard Avenue East. It’s where my family and I lived for nine...


Lucy

Her lips tasted how the colour red smells: gushing and violent and electric. The lake left the scent of saltwater on her teeth, and as you dusted your fingertips over...


Photography from Internationally Renowned Roxana Labagnara

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Redskin Poet

Yesterday, I didn’t know how to love. Today, I’m showing you how to love. An admiration of grace, a natural charisma, unnerved. wickedly good, calm before the storm. An empathy...


Swept gets some recognition from Toronto author J.W. Patten

J.W. Patten took some time this week to write some kind words about Swept. The author of Darker Than, wrote this on his website this week: “The world is a...


Piece of Pot

Piece of Pot By: Irene Lo   one green snapback that will be wet for the whole night because i sweat. a new pimple for a new day. chicks with...