Dirty Words

The misuse of words by those around us is much more common than some would expect. In fact, words are misused with such confidence and frequency that no one else really seems to notice. As someone who has an English degree and a vested interest in maintaining the integrity of the English language, I can’t…

Struggle and Story

Courtesy of the University of Toronto The Thomas Fisher Struggle and Story exhibit typifies the Canadian problem: how can we be proud of Canada’s founders while honouring the victims of colonialism and genocide? Should we want to develop nationalism? Or is nationalism a perverse form of state-worship, forever marginalizing the other? The Canadian historian faces…

Sexaholics, workaholics, zombies and gangsters: an honest account of a 21st century search for romance

As my curly bob falls out of my ponytail at 5 am, I can’t help but think back to my high school self. She used to try and sneakily watch midnight episodes of Sex and the City, idolizing the cosmopolitan lives of Samantha, Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte. Now, she’s morphed into the be-careful-what-you-wish-for cliché. Midnight…