Mer WeinholdArts Writer
By day a writer and editor, and by night asleep, Mer spends some of their intervening time experiencing and writing about live entertainment, tasty food, board games, and events with costumes.
Video games are a solitary pursuit for some people, but gaming cafes appeal to our social sides. Ottawa’s newest one, Caffeine 1UP, is doing a few things differently.
60 minutes |Comedy, Drama | Mature GARY defies description for a number of reasons. To give away too much of the plot would diminish the experience, for one thing. Explaining every detail of what happens would take nearly as long as the show itself — there’s a lot going on in just an hour, on […]
60 minutes |Comedy | PG Some theatre shows strive to be universally appealing, with varied results. Other shows choose to focus on a specific subject of interest to a smaller audience, and specialize. A Room of Wolves is most enjoyable for those whose university days are a fresh or ongoing memory, especially anyone involved with […]
60 minutes | Mature | Drama The energy and enthusiasm that young actors bring to the stage is always impressive, and Third Wall Academy is giving them an opportunity this year at Fringe. The story of Fugee is a good fit for teenaged actors, centring as it does on a 14-year-old refugee from Côte d’Ivoire, […]
60 minutes | Comedy, Drama | PG I have a confession to make: I’m not much of a video gamer. I don’t own any of the major consoles, I don’t spend much time gaming, and I haven’t spent money on a game in years. Nonetheless, I hugely enjoyed Searching for Party. It’s a series of […]
40 minutes | Mystery, Sci-fi | PG If you never hear anything interesting when you eavesdrop, take this opportunity to listen in on an intense, guarded conversation between two people with a complex history. Division 161 delivers on being both a mystery and sci-fi, with a gradual reveal of information and some unexpected twists. The […]
Like the seasons, fashion, and cicadas, music goes through cycles. Ska, originally a Jamaican style of music similar to reggae, has been a part of Ottawa’s music scene for many years. For a while it’s been experiencing a lull, but it’s recently regained some of its previous popularity. Voice of the People is a monthly […]