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My good friend, artist and collaborator Sjimon Gompers invited me to write an essay for Impose Magazine. Thank you for the headline feature. Week In Pop Feature While much of our coverage focuses on the superstars of today & tomorrow—this week’s cover story takes you … Continue reading We Are One
I feel lost, all I see is darkness. Destruction. Lives ruined. An environment dying. The world I once knew is lost. People, lost in all the wrong things. And in themselves. Superficially, as they clutch onto their masks ever so tightly. ‘What is the point?’ … Continue reading In conversation with Love
'There is no justice in following unjust laws..' Grey skies, the air is thick and heavy. Explosions are heard, near and far. Blackouts, power outages. Food shortages, hunger. No clean water, panic. No stars to be seen. When there are no basic necessities, there is no life. You love … Continue reading The West, The Other, The Rat Race
There will be no announcement. When it happens to you, there is no time to ask 'What?' or 'How?' You run. Because you didn't consider this to be a reality other than a 'distant dystopian future one day maybe'—you didn't prepare, you will only react. But it will … Continue reading Humans: Art is the Living
I can't speak for anyone else. I can only speak for me. Credit: Nate Dushku 1997. My country, Albania, erupted after the 'pyramid schemes' that left its citizens crippled. I was 10 years old. I could not attend school, any longer. I could not safely … Continue reading Love is justice.
My 14th year in Canada, and my 13th Thanksgiving. Half of my life has been spent in this country I now call home. It has helped shape me, given me opportunities, and it has also shown me how fragile the fabric of any society can be, despite its … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving, Eh
Within hours of the tragic and deadly attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris, millions of sympathetic individuals worldwide had offered their condolences to the families of the deceased and denounced radical Islamists for their continued attacks on the most precious of all Western liberties: freedom … Continue reading Islam, Censorship and the Real Threat to Our Freedom of Speech
"With great power comes great responsibility..." I came to North America when I was 14 years old, but I had been dreaming of America, "the land of freedom and equality," ever since I was a child. To a country like mine, America represented the way … Continue reading Poverty, Discrimination, and Social Injustice: This Is About More Than Racism
My social media feeds are full of rants (and often snarky comments) from frustrated people in the entertainment industry. What worked so well for many years suddenly doesn't seem to work anymore. Distribution of music has never been easier (Soundcloud, BandCamp, Spotify, Rdio, Pandora, etc.) and there are … Continue reading Penises, Butts, and Gossip: Why Modern Journalism Sucks