Category Archive: Features

Interview with a Cyborg | How Machines Mesh with Mankind

The Biotechnology revolution is here. Get ready for bluetooth-enabled skulls, cybernetically extended senses and a total disruption of what it means to be human.

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Facebook Censorship- Is Big Brother Watching You? .

The scope of our social media freedom is still being negotiated, and Facebook may not me the unmediated form of self-publishing and information sharing that we’d like to think. A feature for The Social Times.

Food Fight | Social Media Fuels Jamie Oliver’s Social Media Revolution

Health advocate Jamie Oliver doesn’t just cook great meals, he’s also fueling a cultural movement towards food awareness—and he’s using a social media campaign to spice things up.

You are What you Tweet | Writing your way into the Social Media Revolution

In April of 2011, I attended an author speaking panel at the Toronto Women’s Bookstore on behalf of The Social Times to find out how social media is changing the face of publishing.

I Challenge you to tell a Great Story on Twitter

Is it possible to tell a great story on social media?

Google Goes Gaga

This feature was originally published for The Social Times, a division of MediaBistro, where Amanda contributed as a digital culture columnist Now here’s a celebrity who’s with social media. Or, I suppose I should write, “here’s… Continue reading

Cytotec: Rebirth of the “Coat Hanger” Abortion?

A drug for stomach ulcers is being used on the black market to induce abortions in the Americas.

A Conversation with Djanet Sears

In March of 2011, I had the opportunity to interview the famous playwright Djanet Sears for Black History Month

The Bricoleur of Luxembourg | An Interview with Marcel Terrani

This feature interview with collage artist Marcel Terrani was originally published for CONTRA, a lifestyle magazine chronicling the latest ideas in music, fashion, art and design.

Open Waters | CONTRA sits down with Morgan Waters of Sweet Thing

In January of 2011 I interviewed Morgan Waters of Sweet Thing for CONTRA Magazine.

Re-making the Grade

Professor Denis Rancourt’s fight to give every student in his University of Ottawa an A+ has been both celebrated and vilified. Amid the controversy and lawsuits, there’s a serious discussion underway about radically rethinking how students learn. A feature for THIS Magazine.

The Green Movement goes to Market

This feature was originally developed in a literary non-fiction honours course with Professor Julia Creet, who was the English Chair of York University at the time. It was submitted to and published by MacMedia Magazine, one of York’s student newspapers. It is my first published feature.