Editor’s Letter: Car Accident

I was just in a car accident. The grey sky overhead was unleashing a soothing drizzle on my car’s windshield. I was in stop-and-go traffic on the ever-so-congested Gardiner Expressway coming from work. You know, move three feet, stop, yawn, move two feet. I was battling my wily eyelids when I awoke to the crunching sound of my car’s front end. Jay-sus. But it was OK; I still made it to my destination on time. The destination being this issue’s editorial meeting.

Beating the Beta Test: Arkells, Finger Eleven & Bif Naked

The most downplayed part of college is the live music. By far. You don’t always get to see bands before they transform into Nickelback for $5. Colleges are where the bands play before they turn into big deals. But behind the closed doors of the Canadian college music scene, is a tight-knit network of bands,…

Protests in Toronto: Spanning a Decade

By Ryan Bolton Originally published in Spacing magazine's Rules issue. On a brisk Saturday afternoon, a rotund man is waving a black sign and chanting, zealously. Spittle is sticking to the edges of his graying beard. His right arm juts up and down brandishing a placard. It reads: “NO TO PROROGUING, YES TO DEMOCRACY.” Scanning…

The Death of Print

by Ryan Bolton “Every time a newspaper dies, even a bad one, the country moves a little closer to authoritarianism; when a great one goes, like the New York Herald Tribune, history itself is denied a devoted witness.” —Richard Kluger, Pulitzer Prize-winning author. The print industry I grew up admiring is dying. But even as its…