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Calling all layout artists!

Calling all layout artists!

Curious minds and creative hearts, We are looking for three layout artists to join our team for the fourth issue of Rhetoric Magazine: VERTIGO. If you enjoy designing posters, making collages, fitting words and images on a page to fulfill aesthetic visions, we need you to join our project. Layout...
From Cuba With Love

From Cuba With Love

    Transport yourself to Havana here! Sample something [perhaps] a little different to shake up your pre-going-out-playlist with this infectiously upbeat mix of reggaeton and Latin American style tunes. The genre of reggaeton has its roots in Latin and Caribbean music, derived from Jamaican reggae, which spread around the...
Happy And I Know It

Happy And I Know It

  Get happy here! This week’s playlist is an eclectic mix of hip hop, reggae, drum&bass and dancehall genres, where artists have seamlessly mixed various cultures and sounds, as you can hear in the first track by Mos Def, where Brooklyn rap/Hip hop meets Jamaican reggae. Kat Dahlia (featured to the right) brings...
Doing the Unstuck

Doing the Unstuck

It’s a perfect day for letting go for setting fire to bridges boats and other dreary worlds you know - The Cure It has been a while since my last playlist, so this week’s playlist has a theme of getting back into things you should really be doing, whether it...
Become a curator

Become a curator

As the number of contributors grows, we must change our community structure to reflect this growth by becoming faster and more flexible while maintaining the artistic integrity of our magazine. To do so, we are now opening up a new position: curators. As a curator, you generate a creative concept for...
For All You Single Valentines

For All You Single Valentines

Live fast, die young, bad girls do it well. And so begins M.I.A.’s anthem of sexual female empowerment. Quite the song to start this Valentine’s Day playlist with, huh? What follows is a slew of favorite and oh-so classic single-girl hits, with a twist. Just see the David Aude remix of...
Thrilling Throwbacks, you feel?

Thrilling Throwbacks, you feel?

It is the era we grew up in; the era we feel most familiar and at home with; the era we have come to love the most as we roll into 2014. What is it? Why, the 90s of course. Compiled here are a list of the classics dating from 1990...
New Issue: Circles & Cycles!

New Issue: Circles & Cycles!

HELLO. WELCOME. I am so happy that you’re here. I want this issue to give you the feeling of freedom, of pleasure, of absurdity. For many of the pieces in this issue, I feel a circular energy reflecting returning and moving forward and the ruggedness and uncertainty which is associated...
The Apocalypse is Now

The Apocalypse is Now

Sculptures by Aris Katsilakis Written by Malashree Suvedi The apocalypse is now. It opens at our end; and I feel like I knew you once even though you’ve become disfigured and dimorphic, and the love I felt for you is displaced.  I do know who you are, technically, but you...
Insomniac

Insomniac

Photo by Diane Landro Written by Ali Sutherland Amnesiac, Aphrodisiac, Insomniac. It all sounded so romantic and mysterious. A disease of writers too impassioned by their words, Kept up at night by sporadic inspiration that would spur them from their sheets Like evidence of angst and rumination or reflection. But...
The Seven Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins

Written & Illustrated by Luis Miguel Munoz The first was Lust. The expression of desire was an idea I wanted to build from. Wanting and yearning are emotions that I find intoxicating and I wanted to recreate these with a single look. I wanted fixation, intimacy and misdirection to radiate from...
A wedding more beautiful was never seen

A wedding more beautiful was never seen

Art by Sereana Lindsay Written by Maia Taylor A wedding more beautiful was never seen Than that of Martin Haywood and Penelope Green. Her mother, crying, walked her down the aisle, While chubby flower girls shuffled behind in single file. It was her mother who reluctantly gave her away On...
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THE STORY OF THE FREE  ART MACHINE

THE STORY OF THE FREE ART MACHINE

FIVE THINGS ABOUT: Max Goldman Artisan and science enthusiast Has a degree in chemistry from Roosevelt university Lived in the Himalayan mountains in the Buddhist commune for two years Formulates soap and pink hair products Teaches regular chemistry classes for kids Leo Rosen Photographer, videographer and studio artist Majored in film at Columbia college Mother...
Timeline for Issue #4 - VERTIGO

Timeline for Issue #4 – VERTIGO

Photo by Ofelia Botella May 1st: CONTRIBUTORS – piece & collaboration ideas due May 10th: CONTRIBUTORS – submission deadline May 10th – LAYOUT ARTIST applications released May 17th: CURATORS – selection of pieces to be published due May 17th – LAYOUT ARTISTS applications due May 20th – LAYOUT ARTISTS hired May 17th – June 10th:...
Strike a Pose: Vogue

Strike a Pose: Vogue

On Friday, I attended Vogue Charity Fashion Show’s second night at The Grand theatre in downtown Kingston, Ontario. I had not seen the show before this year, but I’d heard from many people that it is always guaranteed to be a creative and fun show – and it was. The clothing designs in the show...

Fall/Winter Fashion Week: Part 1

Paris Fashion Week kicked off a few days ago, and so begins my two part series about fall’s best looks from the New York, London, Milan and Paris. In part 1, I will lay out my favourite trends, looks from New York and London. In two weeks, I will do the same for Milan and...
Make a Splash

Make a Splash

Wellington boot: a durable and waterproof boot made of rubber or polymer for both men and women. It’s practically February, which means it’s practically March, which means it’s practically spring! Maybe not quite, but it’s definitely spring shopping time, and a functional necessity for the weather is a rubber Wellington boot. But, can your practical...
Hanky Panky

Hanky Panky

Some pieces are timeless, such as: a crisp white oxford button-up, a sharp black blazer, a flirty pair of summer sandals and a feminine dress or skirt. With spring just around the corner, there are many new trends affecting each of these classics. However, the handkerchief hem’s return is one of the most creative styles...
Fashion by Tim Nguyen

Fashion by Tim Nguyen

 
The Television & The Forest

The Television & The Forest

Art by Luis Miguel Munoz Written by Nelly Matorina I went to bed at sunrise, breaaaaaaaathing through the past seven hours of almost quiet, almost quiet if I shut my doors and the sun rises from the curtain tops. When I went downstairs, it had started. The reality box was on full blast, beaming through...
Fragile Thing Part II

Fragile Thing Part II

Photo by Aguss Ballester Written by Malashree Suvedi Fragile Thing: Part 2 It is you whom I love. Every cell in your body has an agenda, each has a revolution in mind. They fight you for the freedom that you cannot give them. You mumble prayers to some god as you toss and turn in...
An Illusion

An Illusion

Written by Hannah Ustun My main inspiration for this edition was the end of this year’s academic ‘cycle’ at Art College. This marks an end to a very successful year, which has laid a solid foundation for my work to continue with optimism and excitement in September. The film featured in my submission was the...
We are never ever ever getting back together.

We are never ever ever getting back together.

Photo by Matt Fielding Written by Malashree Suvedi Infinity eats into infinity, hungry with chaos and death, the eternal footman snickers, and even the bald gods bicker. Darkness always repeats itself, as light laughs alone, Death annexes frigid stars, as lighthouses lay awake. We’ve walked with winners, talked to tattling tools too, Been between bulging...
orphan-tear-blue

orphan-tear-blue

  Art by Mark Dizon Written by Emily Harris orphan-tear blue   by the time i was 8, i’d made myself near-sighted from holding flashlights under covers, reading books when i should’ve been sleeping. so what if i’d slept? maybe then i’d know more about dreams, & less about facts – more about rest, &...