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Ocean Child

Just as so many other kids were, I was raised on The Beatles. ‘Twist and Shout’, ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand’, ‘Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club’; this was the music of countless car trips, painstakingly curated by Dad. And for as long as I knew about The Beatles, I knew about Yoko Ono. Or to be more specific, the hippie woman that convinced John Lennon to leave the Beatles and join her in bed. I knew her as we all did, in the context of this dominant popular discourse.

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Art + Design

Lysa and the Freeborn Dames: Why Boys are the True Audience for Feminist Theatre

It’s not often that one sees a play that is political, queer, badass and features a 70 percent female cast where you think, “you know who needs to see this? The boys I went to high school with.”

Claire Christian’s mainstage playwriting debut talks girls, gender politics, protesting and what we should do when we aren’t happy with the way things are. More importantly it invites people to discuss those issues…

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Lifestyle

Waste Not, Want Not

Amidst the fog of apathy and misinformation, a waste crisis has emerged worldwide. To combat the effects of pollution and waste produced by these habits we must lower demand and production, and that means striving towards less consumption of materials overall. Through small shifts in everyday behaviours, we can collectively make a significant impact. These are a few everyday actions most of us can implement to reduce our footprint.

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