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Poetic Diary: Finding Joy After the Rain
1 year ago

Poetic Diary: Finding Joy After the Rain

Simone Walsh has been to the end of the road and back.

A victim of workplace bullying and harassment, its effects spiraled her into a four-and-a-half-year battle of severe depression.


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Emerging from Drake’s Shadow
6.5
1 year ago

Emerging from Drake’s Shadow

By  •  Reviews, Music

Prior to the unveiling of his third studio album, P3, Canadian singer, songwriter and producer PARTYNEXTDOOR kicked off the year by helping pen the infectious chart-topping single “Work”. The track …
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The Illegal: Reality Fiction
1 year ago

The Illegal: Reality Fiction

Lawrence Hill, author of the captivating and critically acclaimed, The Book of Negroes, touches on topics of oppression, refugees and the quest to stay alive in a world that wants …
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SepTO: Music for the Mind
8.3
2 years ago

SepTO: Music for the Mind

I’ve always been the conflicted rapper … every six months I’m quitting, you know what I mean? Before I dropped my first album I was quitting.

From his words during …
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Straight Outta Compton: Authentic, Intimate
2 years ago

Straight Outta Compton: Authentic, Intimate

There’s a scene in Straight Outta Compton when an officer brashly utters the words; ‘rap is not an art,’ to the face of Jerry Heller, former manager of N.W.A. Meanwhile, …
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Custom-made clothing fit for a king
2 years ago

Custom-made clothing fit for a king

The latest collection from Toronto-based line Garrison Bespoke, showcased first at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week, is a mixture of bold prints and classic neutral suits – there’s something for both …
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Concrete Jungle: Humanizing Street Life
2 years ago

Concrete Jungle: Humanizing Street Life

Author Kamilah Haywood showcases a deep knowledge and understanding of the Greater Toronto Area streets, Black youth issues, ‘priority’ neighbourhoods and the longing for acceptance in her first published fiction …
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Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now’s the Time
2 years ago

Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now’s the Time

The works of Jean-Michel Basquiat have become iconic. Paintings like “Self-Portrait” and “Untitled (Boxer)” immediately call to mind some of the most striking modern art of the 20th century. After …
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The Wu Returns
3 years ago

The Wu Returns

As professor Farnsworth would say, “Great news everyone!” – Wu-Tang’s new album A Better Tomorrow isn’t horrible. It’s an RZA-laced, heavily versed, Kung Fu dialogue dropping, unconventional long player like …
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Nino Bless’ latest project: A case of hit and miss
6.3
3 years ago

Nino Bless’ latest project: A case of hit and miss

By  •  Reviews, Music

Hip-hop forum dwellers have long heralded Nino Bless as a special talent. His R.O.A.M. series is vaunted as underground gold too pure for the masses. His newest release Illuminati Reject …
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