On Thursday, June 18, the front page of the Vancouver Sun illustrated the results of a recent Angus Reid poll of Vancouverites with four bright yellow emojis. One with the beaming smile represented “happy”; another, less enthused smiley stood for “comfortable,” another for “uncomfortable,” and finally, one for “miserable.” The poll focused on how Vancouver residents felt about their current housing and transportation situations. Someone with my demographics (a renter aged 18-34 with a university education) was apparently inclined to be thoroughly miserable. The “happy” category described my parents: retired with no daily commute and living in a mortgage free home purchased before 2000. Would I only achieve happiness in some kind of Freaky Friday scenario where I assumed the lives of the people who raised me?
In this Cat Issue Sneak Peek, we interview Vancouver favourite and cat-apparel expert Cynara Geissler about laser cats and the shifting culture attached to our now semiotically slippery feline friends.
A dog sneezed and I heard its tongue slap off of its lips and snout as it walked by. The sun rested heavy on my body like the extra blanket my grandma would always insist I use over an already sweltering down comforter, “just in case it got chilly.”
We're known for our legendary parties in Vancouver! Find out the when, what and where of our next event.
Our ongoing interview series! Tell us who you are, what you’re doing that’s of note and why, oh why, are you rocking that boat?
Put Sad Mag in your ear! Our twice monthly podcast is an extension of the magazine – stories, art, and design.
Check out all articles for our current issue - all excerpts, follow-ups, and related content can be found here.
Did you know that Sad Mag is available all across Canada? We may be Vancouver-based, but we spread our literary love Canada-wide! Check out where you can find Sad Mag in-store, or subscribe now and get it delivered right to your doorstep!
Heck yes we're volunteer run! Your donation (of any size) will help keep the good ship Sad Mag afloat. Donate Now!