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Month: February 2010

Dirty Laundry: Ottawa's Newest Sex Column

A professional sexual health educator with an alarming lack of tact, Nadine Thornhill is used to airing out other people’s unmentionables. Her new sex column, Dirty Laundry, will run the last Friday of each month on Apt613 starting this week. To ask your questions, or to say hello to Nadine, contact her at For […]

Weekend Round Up

So we’ve had a lot of music posts this week, but only because this weekend has at least a dozen great opportunities for you to pick and choose from. If you’re in the mood for cooking up a delicious musical stew this weekend, start out with a bit of classical strings on Friday, add in […]

One on One with Hamilton's Matt Paxton

We’re definitely feeling the music vibe at Apt613 this Thursday, with two interviews with touring acts on the site today. The first is with Hamilton’s Matt Paxton, a promising young artist inspired by Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. Check out Matt tonight as he will be playing alongside Giant Hand and Ben Somer around 8pm […]

SEX! Now that we got your attention…

Friday will be a special day for Apt613… the incomparable Nadine Thornhill is joining our team of writers and will contribute a monthly sex/relationship advice column – Dirty Laundry. All those questions you had about that third nipple or how to properly introduce your pie throwing fetish to your partner, Nadine’s there to answer them! […]

Adieu Winterlude! Pictures of the Urban Cozy Project

This year, Winterlude was gone faster then a snow bank in Vancouver (oh snap!). While we generally don’t cover the well-known festival (which hardly needs plugging from lowly bloggerati such as ourselves) we were happy to showcase Spins and Needles terrific public art project. The Urban Cozy Project gave a little homey charm to suckuary […]

"Just admit it. You're from Kanata." Reflections on Ottawa from a hometown girl

Post by Veronica Michelle – blogger at The View from Veronica’s Closet, well-known Ottawa writer and occasional Apt613 columnist. This is the first post in a short series on Ottawa, why she left and why there’s no place like home. Ottawa never felt like home to me until I left. I was born in Halifax. […]

Missy Burgess and Keith Glass at the Elmdale

Don’t miss your chance to see Missy Burgess accompanied by Keith Glass of Prairie Oyster. Missy pours out passion in every song she sings. Her “sulphur and sugarcane” voice offers even doses of sweetness and sorrow in every glass. Missy Burgess has two CDs – “Pour Me a Song” in 2006 and “Lemon Pie” in […]

Weekend round up

So it’s the last weekend of that winter festival, but if you’re hankering to stick to indoor activities this weekend, there are a few to keep you occupied. Sadly, we’ve heard the Owen Pallett shows at the Blacksheep are all sold out, but have no fear – other music options abound. Tonight’s show at Raw […]

Audio Visual Podcast Rundown Feb. 17

Oh man, what a show! Tina returns to the fold after a long absence, my post-tonsillectomy voice sounds super weird, our two guests yuk it up like nobody’s business, and it was all live – truly, this was an Audio Visual for the ages. The triumphant return of your favourite podcasting duo features friends of […]

All roads lead to Victoire

All roads, that is, that start with a D and end with “alhousie” or with a W and end with “ellington”… Yes, Ottawa’s favourite boutique has expanded out to the west end (I hear some faint echos of “finally” coming from Hintonburg!) to join the ever-expanding shops of West Wellington Village. Just like the gold […]

The Best Pancakes in Ottawa – the Twitter-poll edition

I love pancakes. Their light and fluffy texture topped with a drizzle of intensely sweet maple syrup makes them a perfect dish for a relaxing weekend brunch. Imagine my surprise to learn that I get to eat them for dinner tonight! It’s pancake Tuesday… which I know has lots of significance and meaning for many as a […]

Thank you!

To everyone who came out to support Sexual Overtones and Apt613 yesterday afternoon –  A big thank you! We were amazed at the turnout and happy to see many new faces. We hope you appreciated the show and the treats. Again, a big thank you to Sexual Overtones, Auntie Loo’s Treats, Venus Envy, Canteen Art […]

Weekly News Review: Suburban boundaries, Ottawa artists, strike averted at Algonquin and more!

The Ottawa Citizen reports that Councillor Rick Chiarelli hopes that city council will revisit a decision to reject expanding Ottawa’s suburban boundary into new areas where developers wanted to build subdivisions. Some say doing this is a political move that could potentially gratify owners while Chiarelli contends that with a number of landowners that have […]

Shakespeare's Danish Play, a review

Despite his reputation as a purveyor of high-class art, William Shakespeare knew how to tell a good joke. It’s in that spirit that A Company of Fools mount their new production of Shakespeare’s Danish Play, a reinterpretation of Hamlet that dispenses with the Prince’s endless dithering and instead serves up a steady diet of jokes, […]