Nadia Drissi El-Bouzaidi

I hate Shakespeare’s Hamlet, grapefruits, and the fact that the Arctic Monkeys are playing in my hometown on my birthday and I can’t go see them. But as for Rob Ford, I am simply annoyed that he continues to occupy such a large part of our collective consciousness.

Photo courtesy of Andy Barnes (CC). Lou Reed died Oct. 27 at the age of 71. According to the Associated Press, he died from an illness related to the liver transplant he had last May. Reed was a part of Andy Warhol’s New York City studio The Factory and was the frontman for the rock …

But the government can only go so far in protecting people from themselves. Unfortunately, there will always be people who become addicted to alcohol, just as there will be those who are addicted to gambling, eating, and other compulsive habits. Expanded alcohol sales will not change this, nor will government monopolies prevent alcoholics from obtaining addictive substances.

Before you pay your tuition fees again, research your options thoroughly, meditate in a quiet place, separate hype from reality, and understand why you are making your educational decisions.

Fulcrum contributors’ picks for the Polaris Prize THE POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE is a $30,000 music award given to the best Canadian full-length album of the year.  A jury of music journalists, broadcasters, and bloggers chooses the winning album based on its artistic merit, without regard to genre, sales, or professional affiliation. The Polaris Prize Gala …

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