The Psychology of a Nightclub

  Nightclubs are a pervasive part of our culture, and no matter where you go around the world, each country has adopted the nightclub as the benchmark of their nightlife. They are an excellent social venue and attractive to both genders, as they offer the promise of a wonderful experience on every visit. For women,…

How to Clean Up the Pawn Shop System

Recently, I was walking in downtown London, Ontario in the Adelaide and Dundas area. If you’re not familiar with London, Adelaide and Dundas is one of the rougher parts of town. Homeless dot the streets, countless people chain-smoke and stand around on the sidewalks, and pawn shops populate the stretch from Adelaide and Dundas two…

Fight Club had it Wrong: the Problems with Minimalism

When I was in first year at university, it seemed that there were two films that everyone was buzzing about: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Fight Club. The two films are controversial, edgy, and they signify a coming of age for many students. One of the main themes of Fight Club is anti-consumerism,…

Country’s New Xenophobia

Country music, as of 2012, is now the single most lucrative genre of music in North America, surpassing classic rock as the most popular style of music on the continent. Analysts speculate that a rise in the number of new, younger fans has attracted record numbers of fans to a traditionally “old person” style of…

Don’t Buy Your Clothes at the Mall

This is not meant to be some anti-capitalist rant; in fact, I am going to encourage consumption throughout this article. What I will try to make you think about is not why you’re buying clothes, but where you’re buying them. Rapper-producer duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are now world-famous after performance at the Grammy Awards, with respect…