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Detail, book jacket, Brood.

Write On Ottawa: Poems to Brood about

In his new chapbook, Brood, Ottawa poet Rob Thomas defamiliarizes the ordinary and makes us view the seemingly mundane. By “telling it slant,” as Emily Dickinson advised, he provokes readers’ thoughts. The cover photo by Ellen Moran, showing a child-sized person in a grotesque mask, holding hands with a larger figure in a gorilla or […]

Dwayne Brown and Anita Ruivo of the loveOttawa project

The loveOttawa Project has a holiday special!

Picture this, a photograph with a signature white canvas, in front of it, shiny happy Ottawa people who do things for their community.  This is how one recognizes the work of Dwayne Brown and Anita Ruivo, who are both Ottawa photographers who collaborate on the loveOttawa project. The project features artists, chefs, business owners, students, […]

Microphone. Photo by  Mika Hiltunen
on Flickr.

The Gladstone’s Christmas tradition returns

An evening bookended by gifts. But first, a word of advice, O gentle reader, before you enter the theatre: The Gladstone bar is featuring eggnog, with or without Sailor Jerry rum. Order yours before the show for intermission. It’s very popular. The Radio Show has become a Christmas tradition at The Gladstone. As befits a […]

Sparks Street. Photo by My1k from the Apartment613 Flickr pool.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend? + Originals ticket giveaway

Ottawa, we really should have seen this coming after yesterday’s storm warning about the Dec 10th snowfall. Now, I know how tempting it is to shake down the nearest grocery store for all the egg nog they have in stock and take to the couch until it all goes away, but you would be missing […]