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//Letter from the Editor: December 2010

December 29th, 2010 After two years of publishing monthly issues, Steel Bananas is going quarterly. With the editorial staff scattering all over Canada and the U.S. pursuing academic and artistic careers, the monthly format simply didn’t suit our busy schedules, or our vision for the content and reach of the zine. So, this is our

//Letter from the Editor: November 2010

November 22nd, 2010 From a low-key high-brow performance art festival on last month’s cover to. . . Jersey Shore? I don’t think I anticipated such a thematic chasm between the latest issues. I also didn’t expect to receive a submission from Toronto’s favourite pop culture peeper (I mean, critic) Hal Niedzviecki. This month’s issue boasts an

//Letter from the Editor: October 2010

October 23rd, 2010 This month’s cover features Canadian performance artist Karen Elaine Spencer in fragments peeling onions atop a ladder. If you’re in Toronto this week, you can see her sitting in Union Station, offering an antithesis to the movement of the crowds as part of this year’s 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art. This festival

//Letter from the Editor: September 2010

September 15, 2010 Greetings Voters, It’s getting chilly out, schools everywhere are bustling with startin’ up festivities and just about everyone I know is pretty much booked up until November with Stuff To Do. Busy As Hell is the mantra of the month as we all settle in to what I’ve heard numerous people refer

// Letter From the Editor: September 2010

August 15, 2010 When I told people that the best weekend of the year invariably happens for me in my hometown at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, I didn’t honestly expect that anyone would actually want to make the trip. This year, as things went, three of my fellow SB staffers made the long pilgrimage

//Letter From the Editor: July 2010

July 15, 2010 The July 2009 issue of Steel Bananas, last year’s NXNE/Fringe issue, represented what is still our most significant jump in readership to date. For one reason or another, with the publicati buy cheap cialis on of that issue we saw our readership double and we haven’t slowed down since. Maybe people were

//Letter From the Editor: June 2010

June 15, 2010 Karen, Curran, Alex Armstrong, and I have just returned from the book launch of the fabulous Shannon Bell’s Fast Feminism. All I can now think about are female phalli. Bouquets of female phalli. And big toes. Grown in vats. Like in a fucking Lovecraft story. I don’t know if I should feel

//Letter From the Editor: May 2010

May 15, 2010 Well my darlings, summer is frightfully nigh! Now that university classes are out, it seems like we can all get out and enjoy some of that newfangled sunshine everyone keeps talking about. Unfortunately, I’ve been made to understand that the city of Toronto has some kind of prohibition going on as far

//Letter from the Editor: March 2010

March 15, 2010 Brothers and Sisters: Rejoice, for the Vernal Equinox is NIGH! NIGH! When we think about March we think about spankings and bike rides. We have been to rock and or roll shows for Canadian Music Week for the last 6 days in a row, and have learned that goats are fantastic pets.

//Letter from the Editor: Issue 16 February 2010

February 15, 2009 What can I say about February? It’s one of those contentious months with staggered reading weeks so university students don’t throw throw themselves off of the Bloor street viaduct, Valentine’s Day meets love-holiday-haters everywhere (does anyone actually buy those cheesy Hallmark bears?) and Family Day touts its obvious holiday mandate of helping

//Letter from the Editor: November 2009

November 15, 2009 My, my! November has been a crazy month for SB thus far! We started off the month at Canzine 2009, we just launched our first print project, GULCH, with Tightrope Books on the 12th at the Trash Palace, and we’re looking forward to the third installment of the Monthly Eggplant Reading Series

//Letter from the Editor: October 2009

Oct, 15th, 2009 Good evening kiddies. I hope you weren’t enjoying your stroll along the internet too pleasantly, because I have some… Horrifying news for you. Yes kiddies, the air is getting colder, the leaves are swirling to the ground, the air foggier, the moon more full and rotund. You know what this means kids?

//Letter From the Editor: September 2009

September 15, 2009 When Karen and Curran asked me to write the Note from the Editor for this month’s issue, I was quite surprised. Why was I surprised? They just asked the freakin’ photo editor to do it. And that’s why I love Steel Bananas so much – although our Moose of the month is