REVIEW: Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Mosquito”

REVIEW: Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Mosquito”

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs fell short with 2008’s “It’s Blitz.” But, perhaps the expectations were too high, 2005’s “Show Your Bones” was a post-punk masterpiece bursting at the seems with raw emotion devoid of trend yet undeniably hip all at once. It’s a hard act to follow. With the recent release of “Mosquito” it is […]

Cancer Didn’t Kill My Dad

Cancer Didn’t Kill My Dad

PHOTO: My father and my daughter, Isis Aaliyah Another sad story from the front lines of the war on cancer. Last summer my father was diagnosed with Lymphoma cancer on his inner right thigh. My pops was always the kind of guy that didn’t like to worry me or his loved ones; he had a tendency to […]

[NSFW] From Kissing to Snowballing: The Fine Line Between Fetish and Freak

[NSFW] From Kissing to Snowballing: The Fine Line Between Fetish and Freak

A good friend of mine, whom we shall refer to henceforth as Mother Posterior, is in a fairly open relationship with his partner, with ground rules of course. He fancies himself a sexual therapist of sorts; he meets younger men, all of legal consenting age, and rather than simply pleasing each other sexually he likes […]

Kiki Rosemaria’s Seasonal Samplings: Pea Shoot Pesto

Kiki Rosemaria’s Seasonal Samplings: Pea Shoot Pesto

This is the first in a series of recipes I plan to share with you all in regards to cooking locally and seasonally. Why should you try local, seasonal and sustainable cooking? Because that way, you are getting the freshest and most nutrient-rich foods into your meals and into your belly! The longer you wait […]

Lisa “Mamakind” Kirkman Responds to Criticism Regarding Vaporizing in Class

Lisa “Mamakind” Kirkman Responds to Criticism Regarding Vaporizing in Class

Lisa Kirkman, aka “Mamakind”, SKUNK Magazine‘s resident sex and marijuana columnist recently made headlines when her battle with Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) about the ability to vaporize marijuana in class created controversy. Many critics suggested the ordeal was a publicity stunt and she didn’t really need to vaporize in class. Below is Kirkman’s […]

Reflections On 420: What Will My Friends Think Of The Facebook Photos?

Reflections On 420: What Will My Friends Think Of The Facebook Photos?

I had a little freak-out this morning. It’s something that marijuana reform advocates go through from time to time, and no, it’s not weed paranoia. It’s something much deeper, and it’s something I need to talk about. In the aftermath of a great 4/20 festival where I was one of many speakers, my facebook newsfeed […]

Diane Fornbacher’s Five Beauty Essentials

Diane Fornbacher’s Five Beauty Essentials

Virgin Coconut Oil The only ingredient is simply coconut oil and I am totally okay with that. Not only do I not mind smelling like a breezy beach drink, but I revel in it! I get mine in a jar from the local Asian grocery mart ($3 for 17 oz!) but you can find it […]

What Are Big Girls Made Of?

What Are Big Girls Made Of?

Written by Marge Piercy The construction of a woman: a woman is not made of flesh of bone and sinew belly and breasts, elbows and liver and toe. She is manufactured like a sports sedan. She is retooled, refitted and redesigned every decade. Cecile had been seduction itself in college. She wriggled through bars like a […]