Laura Blakley

Feathers, Fur, Friends! Foes?

When was the last time you had to unpack a crate full of squashed baby sea turtles and their eggs that were smuggled across international…


Break down stress

For me, many seemingly mundane occurrences are more stressful than they are for other people, and more stressful than they need to be. As someone…


It should get better

In response to a recent rash of LGBT*-teen suicides, Dan Savage and his partner sat down and made a video. The video setup was simple,…



Pretty Women

I originally wasn’t supposed to get a makeover at all. I was invited along by our Managing Editor, Laura, and decided to go and see…


Michael Cera in review

Fans of the Scott Pilgrim series seemed collectively intrigued by the idea of the Canadian graphic novel being transformed into an Edgar Wright flick, and…




Meteor Storm, by Wayne Tefs

A man stands by the side of the road, squinting into the parched distance. His shoes are encrusted with the dust from the road ahead,…


Mastering the Bosu ball

“See that circle right in the middle? That’s what we call the ‘sweet spot.’” Brenda is the instructor of a Bosu class I’ve started taking…