Shoot the Breeze: Rebecca Storm

Intro by Darby Milbrath As our inhouse photographer, I couldn’t imagine the mag without Rebecca Storm. Becca’s colour flash photographs of filth, fashion, feet and fruit are rousing, cheeky, and disgusting, in that Lynchian, pornographic kind of way. Becca is a bit of a closet…

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Shoot the Breeze: Kristie Muller

Intro by Darby Milbrath I met Kristie recently in an alleyway in Chinatown, Toronto. I liked her right away. She felt like a sister. Kristie’s photos seem to focus on parts instead of wholes, framing and isolating the bland or the ordinary parts of life…

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White Poppy

Interview by Daniel Rincon Photos by Claire Milbrath  Crystal Dorval has been making music as White Poppy since 2011. The project has become a candid culmination of Crystal’s DIY experiments, and a vessel for constant introspection. Her music lands on a liminal space between pop…

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Shoot the Breeze: Reuben Wu

Intro by Darby Milbrath I didn’t know anything about Reuben Wu except that he’s in Ladytron, but Claire showed his photography and it’s pretty fucking crazy. It seems Reuben Wu leads a remarkable life, traveling around shooting film photographs of the most beautiful and bizarrely…

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An Interview with Clay Hickson

Excerpt from Clay’s zine ‘Vignettes’   I first met Clay when I was just starting the magazine. I was immediately taken by the Clay Hickson world, a colourful place where ancient greeks hang out in Memphis style apartments, eating grapes and smoking out of airbrushed bongs. Since…

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Questionnaire: Israel Lund

By Jessica Carroll It’s a perspective to consider contemporary communication practice as centring around the “back and forth” — the way that the things we share while sitting on our computers all day are reciprocally served up, quantified, affirmed, or aggressively shut down. The screen…

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Sex Machine Museum

Photos and words by Rebecca Storm Considering that the height of the sexual revolution was nearly half a century ago, sex museums were conceived (hehe) relatively late in the game – the first ever sex museum, The Temple of Venus, didn’t open in Amsterdam until…

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Shoot the Breeze: Dana Boulos

Dana Boulos is continuously creating gorgeous fashion editorials. Also a member of the Ardorous, we met Dana down in LA and got a peek into her sunny, beautiful, and cinematic world. 1. Why do you take photos?  I take photographs because I want to remember…

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Shoot the Breeze: Monika Mogi

Monika Mogi is one of our favorite photographers, so we thought she would be a great fit for the first installment of Shoot the Breeze, a bi-weekly photography column. We met Monika in LA at the Ardorous/Rookie Mag show last summer, and ended up driving around…

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Adult Contemporary: Thea Govorchin

Today we were lucky enough to attend the opening of Thea Govorchin’s newest show “Adult Contemporary.” Using marble columns, hanging grapes, and portraits of naked ladies, Govorchin has constructed “DIY antiquity for the people” – to use her own words. The exhibition achieves a guise…

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