Monthly Archives: May 2014

Community Safety vs. Community Anxiety: the role of the police in Toronto

A must-watch documentary highlighting the prevalence of racial profiling and police brutality in Toronto, as well promoting methods that enhance community safety versus rendering community anxiety. This great doc was created by Toronto’s Policing Learning Initiative, a grass-roots think-tank composed of youth leaders living in the GTA who were concerned about policing issues within the […]

Music Crush Sundays: Double Feature: R2Bees // Goldlink

A slightly late MCS post. I realize Sunday has come and gone, but seeing as though today is a holiday in Turkey (Commemoration of Ataturk, Youth and Sports Day) it still feels like the weekend in my mind. This week, we’re switching things up with a double feature (the world just has so much good […]

Being smart is hard: on racial consciousness, boyz, and confusion

Last night, as I was Skyping my little sister, I was confronted with an unfortunate habit of mine. You see, I was recounting a story about being “hit on” at my university by a ballsy but awkward Turkish dude, who was trying to woo me on ¬†behalf of his friend. As I was laughing and […]

Music Crush Sundays: Little Dragon

I discovered the amazing band that is Little Dragon back in 2011, primarily through their third album, Ritual Union (2011). Their music was¬†unlike anything I had ever heard before, effortlessly mixing soul and rnb with electronica. Needless to say, I was hooked. Headed by frontwoman Yukimi Nagano, Little Dragon hails from Sweden, and has been […]

An Ode to Ekmek

My oh my, being in Turkey for the past few months has been no bueno for my waistline. Everything revolves around meat, cheese, and bread – quite possibly three of my favourite food items in the entire universe. And the desserts, good lord, the desserts! I’ve never been to a country that has such an […]