Florrie – Shot You Down

For all the think pieces, for all the open letters from pop-music doyennes, for all the twerk-induced pearl-clutching she’s inspired, the latest, brazen incarnation of Miley Cyrus isn’t all that different from her G-rated predecessor. In days of yore—or 2006, which is basically antiquity in zeitgeist terms—the cherished spawn of Billy Ray Cyrus found fame…

The National Mall: A Location-Aware App-Album

It comes in the form of an iPhone app, which you download to your handset and then open up while you’re standing in the National Mall — the green space between the Lincoln Memorial and Capitol building. As you move around the area, the music changes. “For example,” Ryan Holladay, one half of Bluebrain, told…

Coldplay: Mylo Xyloto

In the olden days, the members of Coldplay were primarily concerned with keeping pace with U2. But times change, and Chris Martin and Co. recently claimed that they’re now trying to compete with pop acts from across the genre spectrum—think Justin Bieber, Kanye West and Adele. With global hegemony in mind, Coldplay have once again…

Rush Hour

The amenities at Toronto’s Varsity Centre, the recently renovated historic sports facility at the corner of Bloor and Devonshire, are a far cry from the luxuries we’ve come to expect from the big business of professional sports. There are long steel benches in place of plush seats, pre-made Subway sandwiches instead of gourmet kitchen offerings,…

Gravity Review

Without any effort, we remain tethered to the Earth. Through, what very quickly after birth becomes an automated body function, we take in breath. In many respects, we live without really trying very hard to do so. As we age, two seemingly unrelated phenomena occur: we accumulate more and more baggage/emotional dross and we become…

GOLDMAN SACHS: Here are 12 Tips For Crushing Your Next Interview

It’s about that time of year again when some college seniors start interviewing for jobs in finance. The interview process on Wall Street is known for being extremely nerve-wracking. We’ve heard all the interview horror stories and we’ve seen those lists of the incredibly challenging questions that get asked. Fortunately, Goldman Sachs has an excellent Careers Blog on its website, which features a…

Now that’s what I call a sandwich

Not since the 4th Earl of Sandwich called for two pieces of bread and a slab of meat to eat at his card table has there been a better time to enjoy a sarnie. And if you’re the sort of person who tends to grab a sad ham and cheese roll on the run for…

10 Fitness Rules Every Man Should Break

Fitness instructors love January. The New Year heralds in a procession of guilt-ridden, turkey-weight-carrying slobs making their annual pilgrimage to the gym to lose the winter bulge. Sadly, there’s a lot of bullshit out there on how to sort out your body. In short, a lot of what the ‘experts’ tell you is utter toss.…

iPad 5 Rumours: What’s Next For Apple’s Tablet?

Next Tuesday Apple will hold its annual pre-Christmas press conference, where speculation suggests it will unveil more than one new product to put on Santa’s list. (Invites read ‘We still have a lot to cover’.) In decreasing level of likelihood they could include: a new iPad Mini, a new MacBook Pro and the much-discussed iWatch.…

The 10 Cities With The Fastest Growing Incomes In America

Positive income growth for people who work in a city is an important factor in its value to prospective residents. A city that demonstrates yearly growth in the earnings of its workers provides a reassurance of its economic health and presents an opportunity for more growth in the future. Cities with significant median personal income…