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Rhetoric Magazine: Vertigo

Rhetoric Magazine: Vertigo

Dear reader, welcome to our fourth annual issue: VERTIGO. Brew yourself a cup of tea, turn on your speakers (to enjoy the soft tunes of our soundtrack contributor, Jordan Pier), and enjoy 131 pages of our mind’s creations. In this issue, you can explore the work of twenty-seven artists, carefully selected by our wonderful curators...
All You Need

All You Need

So it’s back to that time of year again where my occupation is decidedly student: cramming knowledge, procrastinating, staring at a screen, procrastinating and living like royalty – i.e. eating out of a saucepan. But what about some funky music to fill your day, not only to remind you of the definition of fun but...
NYFW: 6 Top Women’s Trends

NYFW: 6 Top Women’s Trends

With Paris fashion week underway, it’s time to reflect on what we’ve seen the past few weeks. Some amazing designers showcased their spring designs in New York, including Alexander Wang, newcomer Adeam, and Opening Ceremony, whose show opened with a play written and directed by Jonah Hill and Spike Jonze. This is all great, but...
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 artists will work directly with...
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 world in the 1960s and...
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...
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 the dynamite with tracks Happy...
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 be that essay due in...
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:...
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 your section (under our over-arching...
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...