The Phoenix Zine

July 10, 2012
by Amy Mathers
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Shadows Cast by Stars

“Don’t forget the miracle.”  When I reached the age of majority and had to switch my care from the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto to Toronto General Hospital, this was the advice of one father during the transition class my mother and I took.  The … Continue reading

April 25, 2012
by Amy Mathers
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Some Organs That I Used to Know

Right now, I am obsessed with Goyte’s “Somebody That I Used to Know.” First I heard it on Glee as an argument between two brothers and then Goyte turned out to be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live (SNL) … Continue reading

June 14, 2010
by Amy Mathers
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I Left My Heart… in North Carolina

Ahh, Tony Bennett.  In 1962, he recorded the now well-known and well-loved song: “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”.  The lyrics reminisce about the simple pleasures of San Francisco compared to the majestic cities of world and explore the metaphor about … Continue reading