By: Jessica Moy Meredith eagerly walks to Alex’s bedroom. She’s about to deliver joyous news that his soul-searching girlfriend, Izzie, is finally coming home. After briskly opening the door, Meredith’s taken aback. At the sound of her gasp, another girl frantically awakens beside Alex. It’s his ex-girlfriend, Lexie, whose lover, Mark, just had a baby … Read more
By: Christina Cheng I brought myself back to the third grade and drew a two-circle Venn diagram on a yellow sheet of construction paper – the circle on the left was labeled ‘Hipsters’ in red ink, the circle on the right was labeled ‘Sports’ in blue, and in the middle was labeled ‘Similarities and Differences’ in green. I started by listing … Read more
By: Christina Cheng What do you immediately envision when you hear the word hipster? Well, for many Torontonians, it plays along the lines of fashion-conscious 20 to 30 year-olds who hang around the hipster circuit streets of Queen Street West, Dundas West and Ossington. They drink Pabst Blue Ribbon, smoke Parliament cigarettes and sport various … Read more
By: Christina Cheng Known as Toronto’s one-of-a-kind cannabis-friendly lounge, Vapor Central was definitely the go-to hot spot for potheads on Wednesday night. The hazy second-floor lounge was packed for Weedy Wednesdays, the popular weekly comedy night where only true hipsters catch a laugh. The air was thick with smoke from dozens of blunts, joints, pipes, … Read more
For the first time in the festival’s five years, the ‘Origin’s Firekeepers’ event for Manifesto introduces First Nations hip hop artists to rock the stage. Christina Cheng, reports.
By: Christina Cheng A region dying to connect. A city filled with talent. A community of dreams. A culture of the rainbow. A young crowd hungry for attention. He raps in his basement hoping one day to be heard. She has a voice of an angel but no ears to listen. He dances like nobody’s … Read more
By Mersiha Gadzo It’s a sunny afternoon in late September and Queen’s Park is crowded with avid readers and book lovers attending Word on the Street, a festival celebrating books and authors. Yet, 26-year-old Noah Gataveckas stands on top of the tiny hill in front of the Equestrian statue, reading out loud his self-written manifesto … Read more
By: Jessica Moy Feature – coming soon!