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Detail from the cover of The King in Darkness.

Write On Ottawa: Are you afraid of the dark?

Evan May’s The King In Darkness is outside my usual genre but I thoroughly enjoyed it. It reminded me of the gritty detective sagas of Raymond Chandler, though Adam Godwinson is a decidedly less-gritty and more endearing hero. A former priest, Adam now works at a used bookstore until the children he used to guide […]


Boutique Blues & BBQ Festival: Fundraiser, food, & fun, all in one.

Moose McGuire’s, Trevor Denault, and “Blues Bud” Brent Diab, in association with Ottawa Rock and Roots Society (ORRS) are hosting a boutique Blues and BBQ festival in support of one of the founding members of the Ottawa Blues Society (OBS) – Jed Rached, on Saturday, July 2nd, 2016, at Moose McGuire’s on 3320 McCarthy Road. There are 100 Early Bird […]

Cyclists on Laurier.  Photo by City Clock Magazine from the Apt613 flickr pool.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

Guys, there is so, so, so much going on this weekend that I’m gonna keep this intro short and sweet like daisy dukes. Now is the time to go festival hopping, try new events, take chances, make mistakes, and get messy. Here’s just some of the many best bests going on. It’s Ottawa Fringe Festival’s […]

All photos by Aaron Cayer and Sarah Robinson.

Hops and Fodder: Community brunches for lasting change

Aaron Cayer, owner of Antique Skate Shop has been leading a movement for community-built-change in Ottawa under the banner “For Pivot’s Sake”. The goal of this initiative is to pay-it-forward by engaging youth to develop confidence, to get active and to get involved in their own communities. Hops & Fodder is one of For Pivot’s […]

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Fringe Review: Small Creatures Such as We

60 minutes | Drama | Mature Brace yourself for a tough look at the scars left behind by a cruel adolescence in Small Creatures Such as We, as well written yet painful to watch at times offering by Angels in the Rafters productions. An unassuming set with a sofa to stage left and a kitchen/bar […]

Left to right: Liam Mooney (CEO, Jackpine), artist Marc Adornato, Summer Baird (owner of The Hintonburg Public House) and Jared Davidson (Apt613) pose in front of Adornato's "Ruined Landscapes" paintings at the Ottawa Art Gallery. Photo by Ming Wu.

Marc Adornato has some bad news for you

Marc Adornato’s “I’ve Got Some Bad News” is a show intended to inundate. The artist is a long time lover and critic of the media’s coverage of social issues and he is here to inform us of the consequences of our apathy, albeit in the most aesthetically pleasing way possible. When you walk into the […]