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Write On Ottawa: Six young authors to watch out for

The aim of Apartment613 is to profile the great arts and culture scene taking place in Ottawa-Gatineau.  As part of our mandate, we have written about numerous writers, poets and comic book artists from our region. Sometimes, however, we like to take a look at the next generation of artists, which is why today we […]

All photos by John Aung.

Ottawa luxury fashion gets a facelift

As one fashion luxury door closes in Ottawa, a new one opens. The iconic Holt Renfrew, a Sparks Street fixture for the last 78 years, will be closing its doors for good on January 25th, 2015.  Nordstrom, a large high-end American department store, will be taking over the luxury fashion market in Ottawa and will […]

Detail of Twisted Reasons cover art. Image from Geza Tatrallyay's Google+ page.

Write On Ottawa: Twisted Reasons is suspenseful and tantalizing International thriller

Although the first book in Geza Tatrallyay’s Twisted Reasons trilogy does follow many of the now popular spy/thriller conventions, the author has set it apart with incredible detail and evident research. Published by Alymer, Quebec-based Deux Voiliers Publishing, the story opens with Greg Martens, an unsuspecting American with Hungarian heritage, who is set to meet his long-time friend Adam […]

Photo by Vince Pahkala courtesy of the NAC

Atwood’s classic sci-fi book as told through ballet + ticket giveaway

We are giving away two pairs of tickets to see The Handmaid’s Tale at the National Arts Centre on Thursday, January 22.  To enter the contest email with the subject line: “The Handmaid’s Tale – Contest” by noon Tuesday, January 20.  The winner will be notified on Tuesday afternoon. Margaret Atwood’s famous novel The Handmaid’s Tale is one […]

Contact Ontarois du 14 au 17 janvier au Centre des Arts Shenkman

Basement 819 du 14 janvier 2015 :: On part à la découverte de nouveaux talents à Contact Ontarois! La patinoire du Ruisseau de la Brasserie réserve des événements hors du commun.

Basement 819 bat son plein dans le cadre d’un spécial Contact Ontarois. Il s’agit de la 34e édition de cet événement qui permettra cette année à 37 artistes francophones de la relève de se présenter sous leurs plus beaux atours. C’est donc une occasion rêvée de découvrir de nouvelles énergies de la scène qui permettent […]

Photo by Robin Davies on Flickr.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

This year is off to a running start and the weekends are as fast-paced as the rest of the week, only way more fun! This weekend is keeping up its end of the bargain, promising plenty of awesome to keep you busy. Ottawa winters may be cold, but there are ways to get out and […]

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Video of the Week: Hurts to Breathe by Neverfriend

The opening of Ottawa-based band Neverfriend’s “Hurts to Breathe” features lead singer Gina desperately pleading for some love and relief, a vulnerability echoed in the images of a woman’s bare back covered in intricate flower tattoos. As the song progresses, however, the lyrics, the vocals and the instrumentals all build-up, fully expressing the angst and […]