Markham-raised  artist and  illustrator uses art to explore queer  culture, the complexity of sexuality and to crack a couple of dick jokes along the way
Feb15

Markham-raised artist and illustrator uses art to explore queer culture, the complexity of sexuality and to crack a couple of dick jokes along the way

In preparation for our interview, Yigi Chang laid out a table full of his artwork and crafts. He had coasters featuring the gaping anuses of men, which he carefully painted, felted, resined and assembled. He had cum rags with open-mouth portraits, a button with a golden crown of cocks and an intricate penis bookmark. He was drinking coffee out of his signature “Cup of Joe Mug”; with a naked man doing the backstroke, erect cock poking...

An un-frog-ettable exhibit Royal Botanical Gardens hosts a chorus of colourful critters
Jan26

An un-frog-ettable exhibit Royal Botanical Gardens hosts a chorus of colourful critters

It was looking like we were about to lose out on another ribbiting story opportunity. Our staff’s resident wildlife photographer was heartbroken, and we couldn’t find any of the chocolate-covered crickets that were promised at the door. The Royal Botanical Garden members and press opening evening for their Frogs! winter exhibition was bustling with antsy children and photographers. There were no frogs yet. They were set to arrive that...

Culinary Class Act: The Fizz Sodas + Sandwiches King Street East serves satisfying menu of smoked meat sandwiches and hand-mixed sodas
Jan11

Culinary Class Act: The Fizz Sodas + Sandwiches King Street East serves satisfying menu of smoked meat sandwiches and hand-mixed sodas

What is it? Despite my well-documented love for trying new foods, I have been eating the same lunch for my entire life as a student: a plain, but effective coldcut number with Havarti cheese and lettuce. Perhaps my rigid relationship with the sandwich has interfered with my curiosity for downtown Hamilton’s dedicated sandwich and soda shop: The Fizz. I instantly regretted that after my first bite of their pulled pork shoulder, apple...

Novemburger 2017
Nov23

Novemburger 2017

Novemburger 2017 is the fourth iteration of the city’s fundraising burger “festival”. 76 restaurants are participating in Hamilton and Burlington this year by creating a signature burger, their Novemburger. Part of the sales of each burger is donated to the United Way. As we conclude another year of festivities our staff decided to try some of the local offerings: two burgers you can get on campus, and one of the more expensive...

Islands Caribbean Takeout Delicious and convenient Caribbean food for those late Friday night take out cravings
Oct26

Islands Caribbean Takeout Delicious and convenient Caribbean food for those late Friday night take out cravings

What it is On the Hess Street Village side of King Street West lie a number of take-out-oriented restaurants for residents in need of a quick bite and for the late-night crowds on Friday and Saturday evenings. The strongest recommendation out of all these locations easily goes to Islands, one of my favourite Caribbean restaurants in the city. Islands serves up great jerk chicken, oxtail, roti and curry goat. Their delicious range of...