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Nadia Elkharadly: Come out and Rock your ‘Staches!

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 27, 2012 by segarini

If you’ve been wandering around Toronto since the beginning of November wondering why the male population has decided to embrace the creepy or porny mustache look, you probably aren’t familiar with Movember.  Started in Australia over a decade ago, Movember is a movement to create awareness of men’s health issues, and raise money for research and cures for diseases such as prostate cancer, depression, and other male focused diseases and disorders.  Men grow mustaches throughout the month of November, raising money and doing their part to contribute to the cause.  And even though woman can’t generally grow a movember worthy mustache, there are many ladies, or mo Sistas out there doing their part.

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Nadia Elkharadly: Indie Week 2012 – That’s a wrap

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2012 by segarini

It’s been a lazy Monday for me today as I recover from yet another multi-day music festival in Toronto.  This Sunday night (or Monday morning if you want to get technical) marked the end of Indie Week 2012.  It’s only the second Indie Week that I’ve attended and taken part in, but it’s rapidly becoming my favourite music festival in our fair city.

If you haven’t heard of Indie Week, you probably haven’t been walking around downtown Toronto with your eyes open; the intrepid indie week volunteer team has been diligently postering the city for weeks leading up to the launch party.

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Nadia Elkharadly: Music NOT on the Radio

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2012 by segarini

Discovering new music is one of my favourite things in life.  Unfortunately, as per Bob’s column yesterday, finding new music on the radio these days is, well, impossible.  Impossible, that is, unless you’re a twelve year old girl (or a sexually confused teenage boy.)  Let’s face it, unless you like pink hair, animal print, young boys who look like lesbians or…Drake, the music you want to hear isn’t coming at you from the airwaves.  Hell, I can’t even listen to Q107 for some classic rock without becoming enraged every time they play R.E.M., Pearl Jam or something else that is decidedly NOT classic rock (classic rock is a GENRE not a time frame Q PEOPLE!!)

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