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Past articles by Deidre:

Bunz in turmoil after layoffs and cuts to BTZ program

Users and local businesses say they've been left in the lurch while Bunz's popular Facebook groups are abandoning the brand en masse → Read More

Canada’s nerdiest bar Storm Crow Manor opens on Church

Based on Storm Crows in Vancouver, Toronto's Storm Crow Manor features multiple rooms that reference everything from Star Wars, Blade Runner, Twin Peaks and Harry Potter. → Read More

Enjoy reading magazines? Now you can watch one unfold live on stage

Pop-Up Magazine, a show that recreates the experience of reading a general-interest magazine for an audience, is coming to Toronto for the first time → Read More

Dempster’s is addressing food insecurity this back-to-school season

With school back in session, Canadian children are back to packing a lunch, and for many, it includes a sandwich. Unfortunately, not all families are able to afford lunch. Over 800,000 Canadians use the food bank each month, so Dempster’s is addressing food insecurity this back-to-school season by donating two million slices of bread to local food banks across the country. Until October 3,… → Read More

Afrofest celebrates African diaspora through music, art and culture

Sponsored feature: presented by Afrofest (July 7-8) → Read More

Pride 2018: United We're Safe march adds reflective tone to rainy Parade

At the tail end of the thousands-strong event, organizers created a quieter atmosphere to commemorate the loss of queer and trans lives → Read More

Toronto's drag kings stick it to toxic masculinity

Performers are using drag to show how masculinity can be gentle, compassionate and radical → Read More

In the possum, the new animal meme du jour, the internet finds its soulmate

Move over, doggos: The internet’s new favorite animal is pissed off and speaks in an umlaut-heavy slang → Read More

How arts-minded students are finding niche careers in Toronto culture

Sponsored feature: presented by Humber x NOW Digital Residency → Read More

Ryerson launches first scholarship for racialized trans students

Friends and family of of late activist Sumaya Dalmar have launched a Ryerson University scholarship in her name to make education accessible to trans students of colour → Read More

How a "diaper protest" imploded a conservative student group

Meet Turning Point USA, an astroturf right-wing student group that became the butt of the joke → Read More

Datsik show at the Danforth Music Hall cancelled amidst sexual assault allegations

The Kelowna-born dubstep DJ has also been dropped by his management and booking agencies → Read More

When police fail marginalized communities, can online sleuths be of help?

The case of alleged serial killer Bruce MacArthur highlights the thin line between crowdsourcing and retraumatization → Read More

Please Do Not Put VapoRub In Your Vagina

People are reportedly using Vicks’ VapoRub to soothe itches, bring down swelling, cure thrush, boost sex drive, and leave things smelling minty fresh. Medical professionals are not impressed, and warn that VapoRub can interrupt the natural flora of the vagina, and cause damage. → Read More

What is Bush Oil and How Can it Make You Feel Sexy?

Combining the health benefits of natural growth with bush oil can leave you feeling safe and sexy. Bush oil is a personal grooming product made of essential oils and fatty acids with various benefits designed to keep your pubic hair soft and clean. → Read More

Paying Attention To Your Body Can Help You Up Your Sex Drive After Antidepressants Kick In

The most common form of antidepressants used to treat anxiety and depression are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). SSRIs are known to impact all four stages of the sexual arousal cycle including desire, arousal, orgasm and resolution, impacting up to 60% of patients. → Read More

Comedy night SHADE throws out tokenism

The monthly showcase for comedians of colour, women and LGBTQ comics has played to sell-out crowds for five consecutive months → Read More

Why Women's Co-Working Spaces Are Popping Up All Over the Country

In recent years, many people have shifted from traditional careers to remote work, solopreneurship and freelancing. In response to this change, coworking spaces have sprung up in cities around the... → Read More

Seven Toronto artists to follow on Instagram

These up-and-coming local creatives draw upon pop culture, street and surrealist themes and regularly share their work online → Read More

Toronto artist James Michael Yeboah's solo show deconstructs masculinity

When Black Boys Cry at Magic Pony (2104 Dundas West), August 10-12. 416-861-1684, In his first solo show When Black Boys Cry, emerging Toronto-based painter James Michael Yeboah dismantles Black masculinity as a way to create space for Black men to be vulnerable. A 2017 CUE Arts Grant recipient, Yeboah has been working as an artist since 2014 when he submitted… → Read More