Brown Girl Begins

Story by Claire  Miglionico It’s 2049 and we’re in post-apocalyptic Toronto. A wall has been built around the city. The wealthy have taken over. The poor have been expelled to the Burn – an island where its secluded dwellers are forced to live off bartering, recycling and farming. Ti-Jeanne, a young Black women must embrace her inner priestess to save the people she loves most. But will she face her fears? 

Art of Vintage

Story and photos by Will Geier. Tucked away on a quiet street in Killarney, Art of Vintage is a treasure trove of unique vintage items ranging from suitcases, to bird cages, to furniture and everything in between. The store is owned and operated by two sisters, Heather and Lori Oliphant, who have been in the vintage business for six years.

Lyrique

Story and photos by Will Geier. What’s in a name? Sometimes a rap name can be nonsense—and that’s okay Lil Pump, ‘Gucci Gang’ is still a pretty good song—but other times a rap name can actually be a true representation of what the artist is trying to reflect to their listeners. Calgarian up-and-coming rapper Lyrique, or Edward Que, is such an artist. His moniker not only reflects his family’s name and history, but also brings attention to Que’s main focus: his lyrics.

Somekind: “Perfectly Imperfect” Release

Story by David Babcock. Photos by William Geier. I met local musician Andrew Stone at Analog Coffee on a cold, winter day in November. Sitting down with him, he seemed a little nervous—unsurprising considering that this would be the first interview. Soft-spoken and a little reserved, Stone started his musical journey in grade six—if only sporadically

Stephanie O’Handley

Story by Laurel McLean. Photos by Max Foley. From symbols of strength and social power to a form of deviance or self-expression, tattoos are historically rooted within centuries of traditions from countless cultures. The diverse background of this art form significantly predates the 1890s invention of the electric tattoo machine that has become the industry standard today.