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Gender Block: Christmas gift giving and stereotypes

Hillary Di Menna

So evidently, Christmas is coming. Lots of shopping, lots of kids getting excited and lots of opportunities for us adults to hammer home stereotypical gender roles to the tiny, influential minds in our lives. This can especially happen when a gift-giver doesn’t really know the kid that well and relies on traditional go-tos. One year […] More »

Tuesday Tracks! Christmas Miracle edition: Los Campesinos, Moka Only, Parlovr

luke champion

[Tuesday Tracks will be taking a little holiday break and will return, grinch-free, in January –Ed.] So last week I hinted at the impending holiday season, but as each day passes it becomes more and more difficult to avoid the Christmas standards. I suppose it’s a little grinchy of me to even try to avoid […] More »

Friday FTW: Polaris winners Fucked Up cover "Do They Know It's Christmas?"

Graham F. Scott

Fucked Up, winners of the 2009 Polaris Prize, this week released their cover of the seminal 1984 Bob Geldof/Midge Ure song “Do They Know It’s Christmas?,” and it’s pretty great. The band used part of their $20,000 Polaris cheque to bankroll the recording, and are donating the proceeds to three important Canadian charities: Justice for Missing […] More »