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Interview with Herd Magazine founder Steph Vicente

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A new entry to Ottawa’s indie media-scape is launching this weekend – combining discussion of Arts and Culture with compelling design to create something that should be pretty unique. The big reveal for Herd Magazine – billing itself as “freely distributed literature covering local arts&culture on a quarterly basis” will be this Friday night at Fall Down Gallery on Bank Street. They’ve invited Amos the Transparent and will have food from LUNCH, Auntie Loo’s Treats, and the Gouda Life on hand. All the details are on the Herd website here.... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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Photo by Miguel Legault, courtesy of Electric FieldsPhoto by Miguel Legault, courtesy of Electric Fields

Not only do we want you out and about this weekend, Ottawa, but we’re going to give a few of you just the incentive to get out of the house – we’re giving away two pairs of tickets to the John Carroll & the Epic Proportions show out at the Black Sheep this Saturday. Read on to find out how you can win! The city is hopping with parties this weekend. Herd Magazine launches at Fall Down Friday night, with Amos the Transparent dropping by for a show. Saturday it’s... | Continue reading article

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This Saturday, Ottawa’s bum rap gets a slap (and a tickle)

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Any lingering reputations of being a sleepy town will get spanked this weekend when Ottawa hosts the Capital City Cabaret – a “menagerie of misfits” showcasing performance art from burlesque, boylesque and gorlesque (edgy horror-influenced routines), to sideshow, acrobatics, comedy, Poi, and yes, the classic strip tease. Her name is Veronica, but you can call her Miss Helvetica Bold – a name inspired by her “other” life as a freelance copywriter. She’s the visionary force behind this Saturday’s Capital City Cabaret. Despite being pulled in a million directions this week... | Continue reading article

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Butterflies descend onto Carleton campus

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Photo by Alejandro Bustos.Photo by Alejandro Bustos.

The little boy in front of me is stunned as he stares at the beautiful butterfly that is mere inches from his face. Perched on an orange in the boy’s hand, the colourful insect eagerly sucks the nectar from the citrus fruit, as the shouts of other excited children ricochet off the greenhouse walls. The boy’s fear, however, quickly turns to curiosity and then amazement, as he observes the butterfly’s proboscis dig deeper into the orange. For ten days, countless scenes like this one were repeated in the Nesbitt Biology... | Continue reading article

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Elephant Landmine Survivor Documentary Opens One World Film Festival

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(c) Julia Ferdinand. Soraida Salwala, the founder of FAE's Elephant Hospital, pets Motala after her first steps on her new prosthesis.(c) Julia Ferdinand. Soraida Salwala, the founder of FAE's Elephant Hospital, pets Motala after her first steps on her new prosthesis.

The world is coming to Ottawa. On Thursday October 11, the 23rd annual One World Film Festival kicks off at Library and Archives Canada. Featuring nineteen films, including fourteen full-length documentaries and five short films, the festival is for film goers looking for a bit more during their screen time. This year’s line-up touches on experiences such as inner city youth in major Canadian cities, the Rwandan genocide, the Arab Spring in Yemen in Egypt, Japanese internment in Canada and the economic crisis in Greece. In addition to a slam... | Continue reading article

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How it Works: Theatre You’ll Want to See Twice

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Photo courtesy of The Gladstone Theatre's WebsitePhoto courtesy of The Gladstone Theatre's Website

As a natural pessimist, I get antsy when a director stands in front of the audience at a season launch and announces that he’s directing a play because he was asked to and likes to work, giving no details as to the plot or the nature of the play, or even what makes it special to him.  This antsiness curdles into stark dread when the play in question is written by Daniel MacIvor, and thus is quite possibly a work of genius. On opening night, the revelation comes as decidedly... | Continue reading article

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The Suya Spot: Hintonburg gets a taste of Nigerian BBQ

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The Suya Spot at 1104 Somerset WestThe Suya Spot at 1104 Somerset West

Hintonburg is quickly becoming one of the best – if not the best – neighbourhoods in Ottawa for trying delicious cuisine. With a wide range of restaurants offering numerous tasty dishes, this area just west of downtown is developing into a foodie’s paradise. The newest food establishment in Hintonburg is set to join this illustrious group of eateries by offering up appetizing servings of Nigerian-style barbequed meat. Operating at the former location of the Indian Express takeout, The Suya Spot at 1104 Somerset West offers customers several meat dishes that are very... | Continue reading article

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Weekly News Review: Pink Slip Patty erects protest piñata, Gatineau comes alive with colour, a chopper buzzes Parliament and more!

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If you’ve taken a trip down Centretown’s Florence Street lately, you might have been surprised to see an eight foot art installation lamenting the most recent round of public service job cuts. Erected by Shannon Lee Manion, aka Pink Slip Patty, the so-called pink slip piñata decries the government’s handling of job cuts by way of distributing pink slips to outgoing employees. Expect to see the avant-garde structure until the first snow hits the city. If you’re looking for colours of a different sort, you might want to head over... | Continue reading article

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A Gallery of Portraits: Exhibition at the Council for the Arts in Ottawa

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How Many Roads Must a Woman Walk Down (detail) Freya Poirier. From the Festival X website.How Many Roads Must a Woman Walk Down (detail) Freya Poirier. From the Festival X website.

Post by Shewit Kalaty. As soon as you walk into the photography exhibit at the Council of the Arts of Ottawa (CAO), a row of portraits from four young emerging artists immediately grabs your attention. Rawaa Ayoub, Freya Poirier, Emma Rath and Maya Wilson, whose ages range from 13 to 17, took each other’s portraits – each displaying her own individuality and uniqueness. Curator Julie Hodgson explains her thoughts on exhibition on the CAO website. Peter Honeywell, Executive Director of the CAO, helped to guide the photographers through the installation process, asking... | Continue reading article

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