Satirical art thriving under U.S. administration

When Michael de Adder received news of U.S. President Donald Trump’s election, he said he felt shock and anger, and decided to pick up his pens and draw a picture of Trump kissing a reluctant Lady Liberty. A Halifax-based, award-winning editorial cartoonist, de Adder is one cartoonist among many who has found plenty to draw about during this new American presidential term. “If everything was hunky-dory in the world, cartoonists would have a hard go of it,” de Adder said. “But politics, being what it is, always leads to situations that are ripe for lampooning. And right now, the situation couldn’t be better for cartoonists.” For de Adder, what motivates him to draw political cartoons is anger. He said his […]

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Sex Blog: You can go your own way

“The vast majority of people are straight, with their sexual identities, attractions, and behaviors lined up like ducks in a row. A small percentage of people aren’t straight, and their sexuality is far more complicated.” The Daily Beast wrote this in a recent article on a study by researchers at Washington State University. The study supposedly debunked the idea that sexuality is fluid, at least between those who identify as straight and those who are not straight. But as someone who fits in the “not straight” category, all I have to say to the fact it’s apparently more complicated is: Yeah, no shit. I had a major internal battle when I started coming out as bisexual. I went back and […]

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