Culture

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Ferguson: Why these protests have to happen

“Where are you heading sir?” I remember the words masked in an innocent tone that still stung like an insult. “I live on this street, just over there,” I said, pointing. I stood wondering just how long this patrol car had been following me with that slowed down bass engine hum that sounded no different

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Kern Carter sheds light on being a first-time book author

Whether members of the profession like it or not, authors and novelists carry along with them a certain stereotype depending on one’s perspective: that introverted figure that spends countless hours in front of a computer removed from all human interaction – and they own a cat. Kern Carter, former HipHopCanada.com writer, makes no illusions to

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Martin Lawrence returns to television with Kelsey Grammer in “Partners”

Two comedy greats, Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer, are partnering up in a new sitcom called “Partners” premiering August 4 (August 7 on Global in Canada). “Partners” marks the television return of Martin Lawrence. The show depicts the lives of two vastly different lawyers coming from completely different backgrounds meeting in court to face a

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Filmmaker Ron Howard goes beneath the surface of Made In America festival

Made in America captures the essences of the American dream in a two-day festival, headlined by Jay-Z; the name is in reference to a song from his project with Kanye West, Watch The Throne. With the documentary about the festival, also titled Made In America, director Ron Howard, who has worked on several films, including

op ed

Ferguson: Why these protests have to happen

“Where are you heading sir?” I remember the words masked in an innocent tone that still stung like an insult. “I live on this street, just over there,” I said, pointing. I stood wondering just how long this patrol car had been following me with that slowed down bass engine hum that sounded no different

Fashion

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Kalloné boutique has something for the beach bum in everyone

The term “fun in the sun” is an understatement for what president Rachel Avery has to offer at her ultra-sexy, yet sophisticated boutique, Kalloné Intimi. The trendy shop, which caters to swimwear and lingerie, offers a vast variety of apparel for men and women to not only sport on the beach, but transition from the

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Sera Ghadaki fuses academics and awareness in collection

Designer of the Equinox clothing line, Sera Ghadaki uses both academic and societal inspiration to bring to life a line full of sleek blacks on versatile zipper jackets, and vibrant blues on signature high collar coats, perfect for the young, city dweller. Ghadaki knows how to use consciousness to bring about thought-provoking pieces. WHAT WAS

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Pharrell adds unique flavour to classic Tim boot

The iconic Timberland will be getting a Pharrell makeover as the footwear line has collaborated with Bee Line for Billionaire Boys Club to create a limited edition boot. The six-inch leather boot is coated in crimson red, from its padded collar down to the stitching. Staying true to the brand, the logo is embossed on

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Timberland adds creative twists to fall/winter collection

The Timberland Company has reached a level of brand recognition that all brands aspire to. Timberland has become a regular noun like Kleenex, Xerox and Q-Tip. It’s been over 40 years since The Abington Shoe Company changed its name due to the popularity of its injected molded waterproof design. That classic “wheat” coloured six-inch boot

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Kalloné boutique has something for the beach bum in everyone

The term “fun in the sun” is an understatement for what president Rachel Avery has to offer at her ultra-sexy, yet sophisticated boutique, Kalloné Intimi. The trendy shop, which caters to swimwear and lingerie, offers a vast variety of apparel for men and women to not only sport on the beach, but transition from the

Tech

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Gamescom 2014: Microsoft’s biggest surprise

Microsoft had no intention of holding back a single punch at this year’s Gamescom 2014. The trade fair show held at the Koelnmesse in Cologne is celebrated as the region’s own personal E3 and it’s a place where a company that wears and bleeds green can make a surprise announcement that will collectively open the

rise of the tomb raider

Gamescom 2014: Microsoft’s biggest surprise

Microsoft had no intention of holding back a single punch at this year’s Gamescom 2014. The trade fair show held at the Koelnmesse in Cologne is celebrated as the region’s own personal E3 and it’s a place where a company that wears and bleeds green can make a surprise announcement that will collectively open the

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Celebrity trainer Joel Harper sheds light on new TomTom watch

The new TomTom GPS Runner watches unite style, efficiency and productivity. Planning to bring health and fitness to not only athletes, but also everyone from any age, managing director of TomTom Inc. Jocelyn Vigreux, talks business plans and the device’s easy navigation while celebrity fitness coach and personal trainer, Joel Harper, talks about the watch’s

rise of the tomb raider

Gamescom 2014: Microsoft’s biggest surprise

Microsoft had no intention of holding back a single punch at this year’s Gamescom 2014. The trade fair show held at the Koelnmesse in Cologne is celebrated as the region’s own personal E3 and it’s a place where a company that wears and bleeds green can make a surprise announcement that will collectively open the

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New phone case protects with distinct ruggedness

One common problem with the average phone case is that the beauty of the phone itself is masked behind the unattractive bulkiness of the rubber or plastic meant to protect it. Designing a shielding that is rugged enough to withstand drops and mishaps, but still allows the aesthetics of the phone to shine, always remains

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A look at the latest curve ball in television technology

The creators behind the industry’s most cash driven consumer electronics seem to always be in a constant state of change. The common television, robust in its transformative history is definitely no exception to this rule. Since the 1920s, the instrumental device has undergone visual shifts from black and white to colour and now ultimately three

Music

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SepTO exposes growth through new LP, Almost NevR

In this day of disposable music and half listened streams the “listening session” as a promotional tool has gone the way of the dinosaur. So when Toronto emcee SepTO took over the ManifesTO HQ to preview his fourth release, Almost NevR, attendees were in for a treat. Generation X was perhaps the last to understand

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Tika Simone on expanding The Known Unknown brand across borders

When artists are auditioning for their big break, it’s usually in front of a large audience with a star studded panel of judges and showcased on TV. It was refreshing to see how The Known Unknown held auditions. In a downtown Toronto basement, with a few spotlights, fold up chairs and one microphone, artists had

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Joey Bada$$ tour dates announced

Joey Bada$$ is on a mission to prove he’s no longer a rookie in the best way an artist can – by embarking on a 52-date global tour, just before the release of his debut album. The voyage will begin on September 26, in New Haven, Connecticut, where he’ll be stopping in Toronto on September

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SepTO exposes growth through new LP, Almost NevR

In this day of disposable music and half listened streams the “listening session” as a promotional tool has gone the way of the dinosaur. So when Toronto emcee SepTO took over the ManifesTO HQ to preview his fourth release, Almost NevR, attendees were in for a treat. Generation X was perhaps the last to understand

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SepTO exposes growth through new LP, Almost NevR

In this day of disposable music and half listened streams the “listening session” as a promotional tool has gone the way of the dinosaur. So when Toronto emcee SepTO took over the ManifesTO HQ to preview his fourth release, Almost NevR, attendees were in for a treat. Generation X was perhaps the last to understand

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