Drug use and creativity

Friday, February 1st, 2008

February 1, 2008 Ed Cartoon

Today’s Weekend Edition piece discusses how certain creative geniuses may use drugs as a means to communicate and stimulate their creativity. This raises the question: is the use " and often abuse " of substances expected behaviour for artists and creative minds?

For many, drug use is helpful for expressing ideas outside of the norm. (read more)

Upset over sex stigma editorial, readers stigmatize sex

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Re: “Porn Nation: struggling with sex addiction” and “Lose the shame around sex”
Jan. 29, 2008

To the editor:
I am disappointed to see that one of the most important aspects of porn, whether you like it or not, was not once mentioned in either “Lose the shame around sex” or “Porn Nation: struggling with sex addiction”: the violence porn commits against women. (read more)

Chris Bentley

Friday, February 1st, 2008

“There’s no need or use for handguns in the 21st century.”
"Chris Bentley
Ontario attorney general

Props to our attorney general for continuing the fight for a national handgun ban. (read more)

Jon-Jo Douglas

Friday, February 1st, 2008

“The HIV virus will live in a dried state for year after year after year and only needs moisture to reactivate itself.”
"Justice Jon-Jo Douglas
Barrie Judge

Justice Douglas should be ashamed of himself for demanding an HIV-infected witness wear a SARS breathing mask in a recent trial. (read more)


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