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Ron Eade: Taking a Bite out of Life

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Photo by Pesbo on Flickr.Photo by Pesbo on Flickr.

Ron Eade got me cooking in the kitchen as soon as I walked into his home. The recently retired food editor for the Ottawa Citizen was whipping up some shrimp and grits, and called on me for help. I will be the first to admit that my cooking skills are subpar (I had always thought that grits were breakfast home fries), but watching Ron maneuver his way in the kitchen and coach me on some basic whipping technique made me feel a little more at ease and rendered his passion... | Continue reading article

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The Paper Kindle Club’s Best Laid Plans

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Cover art courtesy of www.terryfallis.comCover art courtesy of www.terryfallis.com

After a foray into the ever-serious world of non-fiction with Eric Enno Tamm’s The Horse the Leaps Through Clouds, the Paper Kindle Club is easing back into autumn with something a little more humourous. Our next meeting is set for the 28th of October, a plan which we hope shan’t gang agley! The Paper Kindle Club is a laid-back sort of book club hosted in partnership with Collected Works. Every couple of months, we sit down to discuss a book with an Ottawa connection. And (get this) you don’t have... | Continue reading article

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Weekly News Review: Wilson Philips tribute, Red Skins reaction and train delays

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Improvements to the O-train lines mean that the trains will be at a stand still for about 18 weeks in 2013. The work will shorten the wait time between Bayview and Greenboro stations from 15 minutes to 8 minutes. Buses will ensure transit services during this period of work, slated to take place between April and September. Who knew there were still fans of Wilson Philips out there? Cairine Wilson Secondary School was mistakenly rechristened Carnie Wilson Secondary School for a brief period. “An honest mistake, says school board trustee... | Continue reading article

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Zoo Legacy Set to Release New EP

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Photo courtesy of Matt Barnes from Westside StudiosPhoto courtesy of Matt Barnes from Westside Studios

It has been a one heck of a busy year for Ottawa’s Zoo Legacy. In the spring, the alternative/hip-hop band was featured in Canadian Music Week, going on to play NXNE and Junofest. They released a video for their song L.K.U.T. in June, and in July they hit Bluesfest, opening for Snoop Dogg and Lauren Hill. “[Bluesfest] was a surreal experience,” recalls frontman Nick Pouponneau. It went well; the band left the stage to screams of approval and demands for an encore. “That was a great feeling,” Pouponneau smiles, but... | Continue reading article

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Contemporary art in the Capital

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Maman, by Louise Bourgeois. Photo by Dylan Barnabe.Maman, by Louise Bourgeois. Photo by Dylan Barnabe.

For many, contemporary art can be a source of perpetual confusion and bewilderment. Deviation from customary styles, materials, and conventions of traditional art frequently causes furrowed brows and quizzical looks. However, despite its elusive reputation, the world of contemporary art is very much alive and well in our city. The following is a list of six great local spaces – other than the National Gallery of Canada – in which to survey and appreciate art in the Ottawa-Gatineau area. Cube Gallery 1285 Wellington Street, Ottawa Located in the core of... | Continue reading article

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So much theatre: The Fly with Stones party at the GCTC

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Poster of Stone in His Pockets courtesy of The Gladstone Theatre.Poster of Stone in His Pockets courtesy of The Gladstone Theatre.

One might expect that two theatres located within a twenty-minute walk from one another—and with a similar core audience demographic—would have some kind of frosty, dramatic rivalry. Not so, in the case of the Great Canadian Theatre Company and the Gladstone Theatre. These two theatres have somewhat of a shared history; before the GCTC moved into its current location, the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre at the corner of Holland and Wellington, it occupied the theatre that, after extensive renovations, became the Gladstone. By what we are to understand is happy coincidence,... | Continue reading article

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Guillermo Trejo: The revolution is called Atlantis

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A political action. Apolitical action. A poetical action. These represent just some of the interpretations of The revolution is called Atlantis, University of Ottawa MFA student Guillermo Trejo’s exhibit at the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG). The statements, which sit right outside the main exhibit room, inform Trejo’s vision: the ambiguity of political propaganda. A little preface about my introduction to the exhibit. A man, gazing intently at one piece, comes up to me. He asks: “Do you understand this? Do you understand art?” It makes me think about critique style.... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: Labour day edition

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Sea Chart 1, 2011, stitch work on paper, 80 x 60 cm by Jenny McMaster.Sea Chart 1, 2011, stitch work on paper, 80 x 60 cm by Jenny McMaster.

So, Ottawa, how are you spending your last long weekend of the summer? Catching the best sci-fi plays in town? Singing some Verdi? Creating a coffee map? Celebrating a crafty birthday? Some people are convinced that bacon goes with anything, and this show, featuring Roberta Bondar and The Yips, is proving that bacon and music make a great couple. Other music adventures this weekend include DJ Hobo and Sweetcheeks doing a pop-up show at the H’burg Public House, and your favourite Ramones cover band taking to the stage at Zaphod’s. STILLNATIVE will... | Continue reading article

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Local Animator Competes at the OIAF

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Promotional image for Paper Man 2 courtesy of the OIAFPromotional image for Paper Man 2 courtesy of the OIAF

This year, the Ottawa International Animation Festival received a record-setting 2,377 entries. Animations were received from all across the globe, and only a select few would make the cut. When the dust settled, only 101 finalists remained. And one of them was Ottawa’s own David Borish, a recent graduate of the Glebe Collegiate Institute. This will be Borish’s second time competing at the OIAF. Last year, judges considered his stop-motion animation Paper Man. He didn’t win, but Borish says he was just glad to be considered. Seeing his film on... | Continue reading article

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