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Lapointe Seafood Grill re-opens

Thursday night at Lapointe Seafood Grill at 55 York St. was the site of their Grand Re-opening event, which offered generous amounts of complimentary canapés, that gave us some sample-sized examples of their new menu. After extensive renovations from head to toe which took a month and a half to complete, the restaurant now has […]

Write On Ottawa: Gwynneth Ever After, a Capital modern fairy tale

Linda Poitevin’s Gwynneth Ever After is a contemporary romance of renewed faith and hope. Gwyn Jacobs, a frazzled single mother of three, discovers herself sitting next to a famous movie star, Gareth Connor, as she attends a play at Cantebury Theatre in Ottawa’s West End. To her surprise, they strike up a conversation which lead […]

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

Confession time: I’m not from Ottawa. I am so not from Ottawa that I typically retreat to area codes that Drake sings about on long weekends. But last weekend was different. Ottawa shows and sun are too damn nice right now. Instead, my dear 613 family and I followed our Easter Sunday dinner with Sunday […]

Ming Wu Wednesday: Fet. Nat. at Le Temporaire

This featured column presents a slideshow of Ming’s favourite shots from the many events around town he’s recently attended. These images were taken at Le Temporaire last Saturday: Image 1: 3/4 of Ottawa’s own post-punk band Bonnie Doon kicked things off. Image 2: Montreal’s CRABE added more noise to the evening. Images 3-10: Fet. Nat. […]

Bill Burr returns with more ‘uneducated rants’

Having just completed a long stint of convalescence due to a severe injury, I have come to appreciate the power of laughing at shit when it goes horribly wrong.  Thanks to the wealth of comedy specials on Netflix (and painkillers…lots of them), I was kept from going stir-crazy while the rest of you schlepped about […]

A Kickstarter card game that might make you ‘Blush’

Do you remember having “the talk” with your parents when you were a teen? Maybe your mom and dad sat you down to layout the laws of the birds and the bees. Maybe your high school gym teacher gave you the basics, holding a banana in one hand and a condom in the other. Or […]

Write On Ottawa: Campy detective yarn tackles #MMIW

Carl Faehrmann self-published his debut novel, One little, Two Little, Three Little Indians, in the spring of 2015. The story follows Ottawa police detective Joe Donnelly as he chases down a serial killer targeting young Indigenous women. As he pieces together a historical connection that all the women share, he becomes exposed to Canada’s legacy […]

Fellowship: Ottawa’s Lounge Lizard – JOHNNY VEGAS, Page 9

Kristopher Waddell is our newest fellow. A longtime member of Ottawa’s comic book scene, Kristopher has been involved with all aspects of the trade – from creating comics to publishing books. In regular weekly installments, Kristopher presents his take on the life and times of Johnny Vegas, who has been performing in this city for decades. Ottawa’s Lounge Lizard: Johnny […]