Okay, But Seriously, Haven’t We Reached Maximum Sexy? | Vol. 4 / No. 51.1

It’s that time of year again: the leaves are falling off the trees, you’re pulling out all your old sweaters, and decent stuff is on TV again. It’s fall, which means it’s time for us to delve into a perennial topic about a cultural trend that some people love more than life itself and others think is the height of bougie basic-ness. No, I’m not talking about pumpkin spice lattes. I’m talking about sexy Halloween costumes.
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The “Equality” State, Backwards Behavior, and Increasing Panic | Vol. 4 / No. 14.5

I can count on one hand the times I’ve actually been proud of my state. Our moniker of the Equality State is basically the biggest irony in the “state nickname” game. We have the worst gender wage gap in the country, 93% of the state is white, and when a piece of art on the campus of our only four-year higher education institution dared to criticize the oil and gas industry, said industries forced the removal of said art lest the university lose funding.
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Crush the Sims Patriarchy | Vol. 4 / No. 10.5

So perhaps inspired by my recent foray into the world of teen pregnancy Sim mods, or perhaps because I feel like the entire world is spinning away from me and nothing makes sense anymore, I’ve been playing The Sims 3 a lot. It’s a nice game that I don’t have to pay a lot of attention to in order to play, which makes it easier to simultaneously binge CW superhero shows. But since it’s been a couple years since I’ve played, I’m starting to notice some things that I never paid much attention to. Namely, weird ways that the game has some pretty outdated notions of success and good behavior.
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Happy Thanksgiving, Canada | Vol. 3 / No. 50.1

If you’re not aware, it’s Thanksgiving in Canada, which once started out as a harvest festival (which is why it’s earlier in the colder north of the continent than in the south) and is now a long weekend for seeing family and trying not to have an argument about politics over the dinner table with a distant relative you wouldn’t normally hang out with. It’s also, as the name suggests, a time to be thankful.

So in honour of Canadian Thanksgiving (or, as Canadians call it “Thanksgiving”) we’d like to first to be thankful for all our Canadian friends, family, and readers, and also to celebrate one of our favourite Canadians, for whom we’re very thankful indeed.