Category: Art & Culture

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The Fashion Conscience

Fall is my favourite season for many reasons. For starters, I was born in September so there’s a slight bias there. My second reason is the same as many of yours — FALL FASHION! As changing seasons certainly mean changing fashion trends, this October I gained not just the...

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The History of Muslims in Canada

In 2015, Canada Day fell in the middle of Ramadan (the most sacred month of the lunar Islamic calendar) for the first time in about thirty years. The last time that happened, the Muslim population of Canada numbered just around 100,000 people (about 0.38% of the...

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A Photographer’s Perspective: Qurrat A’yun Studios

Qurrat A’yun Studios started as my escape from the sterile, suffocating dungeons of University of Toronto’s Engineering department. Whenever I had some time I would grab my little Canon point-and-shoot and photograph anything I could — puddles, my brothers, my jewellery. Some brave investments later, my...

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Art Beat: Think Like an Artist

Often, in various settings where I am teaching art workshops, I’ll hear the phrase “but I’m not an artist!” to which I always respond, “everyone is an artist, you just have to start thinking like one!” If I were to describe in the simplest way how one...