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Introducing Melody McKiver: Q&A with Artengine’s Critical Resident Blogger

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Melody McKiver is a (self-described) Anishinaabe musician, writer and interdisciplinary media artist. Trained as a classical violinist, she performs improvisational work on the viola and laptop (she’s also a percussionist and singer). More recently, she has been experimenting in composition, digital video, photography and online curation. A recent recipient of SAW Video’s Aboriginal Voices grant, she has also been selected as the Artengine Critical Resident Blogger for 2013. Over the course of the residency, Artengine and Apartment613 will be cross-posting Melody’s writing in the hopes of encouraging discussion and fostering... | Continue reading article

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Apartment613 Live for May 23, 2013

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Listen here, or in iTunes. Karen takes over the airwaves this week, kicking off the show with an interview between Apt613 editor Trevor Pritchard and Michael Feuerstack (the artist formerly known as Snailhouse). She then chats with film director Sean Garrity, whose thriller Blood Pressure opens Friday at the Bytowne. Sean details the uniquely Canadian style of conversation found in his films, and the ins and outs of filming guerilla style. After a bit of music from Les Soeurs Boulay, Karen is joined by Charles Tilden, whose music explores the... | Continue reading article

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Stick a dragon on your enemies while grooving to some soul at Beats & Boards

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Photo courtesy of Jason YungPhoto courtesy of Jason Yung

Raw Sugar’s weekly Beats N Boards on Tuesday night was nothing like what I thought it would be. I thought it would be many small tables with two player games like Chess, Checkers and maybe Snakes and Ladders. Instead, there were only a few large tables with six to eight player games that I had never heard of before. Games like Power Grid, where you build a powergrid over Ontario; Betrayal, which is like a really hardcore Clue; as well as that game where you prevent your dragon from flying off the board.... | Continue reading article

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Weekly News Quiz: May 27, 2013

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Photo courtesy of Christophe Ledent on Flickr.Photo courtesy of Christophe Ledent on Flickr.

Think you are up to date about local happenings? Test your knowledge with our local news quiz, five questions designed to test whether you’ve been paying attention. How to score: 5 out of 5: News stud! I hear The Citizen is hiring… 4 out of 5: Cheater! You work at City Hall. 3 out of 5: Not bad, but you may want to check your #ottcity Twitter feed a little more often. 2 out of 5: Newspapers are dying, but you should still try to pick one up once in... | Continue reading article

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Tour de blogosphere: Photo-blogs Part II

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This week we conclude our two-part series on local photo-blogs (see Part 1 here), by looking at three more photographers from the National Capital Region. Jo-Ann Holden (Musician on Skis) Surfing the local blogosphere is like going through a family attic filled with stuffed boxes, suitcases and trunks. It’s difficult to predict beforehand what you’ll find, but if you take the time to search, you can come across wonderful treasures. This joy of discovery is particularly true when it comes to local photographers. Since starting to write earlier this year... | Continue reading article

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Write On Ottawa: E-novel depicts dark side of our city

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Charlie Mahon is an a-hole.  When not getting smashed (as in completely, utterly, mind-boggling drunk), he treats his girlfriend Natasha like  garbage, abuses drugs, and is selfish beyond belief.  He is also a student at the University of Ottawa, which to this Carleton University graduate may be the worst trait of all. But I digress. Horrible, horrible Charlie is the anti-hero in the new, self-published debut E-novel Run Charlie Run by local writer John Wiber (see Kobo and Amazon links). A recent English graduate from the University of Ottawa, Wiber’s book explores the dark... | Continue reading article

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Birds with Skymirrors at the NAC this Weekend

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Photo courtesy the NAC website.Photo courtesy the NAC website.

Birds with Skymirrors is an irresistible title. At once it conjures images of god-like creatures whose omnipresent mirrors reflect back to earth their privileged perspective of us. This is the mystical work from Samoan born, New Zealand based choreographer Lemi Ponifasio, who in his latest piece considers the degradation of current state of the environment, and equally, our conscious/unconscious complicity in it. Skymirrors is a series of stunning images that are mesmerizing to watch as they unfold to present recurring themes.  Throughout the 90 minute performance we see dancers referencing... | Continue reading article

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Support your local makers: Idle Hands returns this Sunday

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Handmade with love, at Idle Hands this weekendHandmade with love, at Idle Hands this weekend

Post by Steven Artelle The dust has barely settled along Somerset, and the rhythms of Chinatown Remixed are still ringing in our ears—you would think this would be the ideal moment for one of the event’s curators to take a well-deserved breather. But Jennifer Stone, who helped transform the Daily Grind Café into an anthropomorphic wonderland only days ago, already is moving on to her next feat of curatorial innovation, as she conjures up the spring edition of the Idle Hands Craft Sale. Billed as “something for everyone naughty or... | Continue reading article

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The artist formerly known as Snailhouse: Michael Feuerstack plays Ottawa, explains his name change

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Photo courtesy of davnull on Flickr.Photo courtesy of davnull on Flickr.

After two decades, Michael Feuerstack found things were getting a bit stale. That’s why the Montreal-based musician decided recently to ditch his Snailhouse moniker  the name he’d used to record eight albums of eloquent, wistful indie folk-pop since the 1990s — in favour of the name he was born with. But don’t think that makes his new album, Tambourine Death Bed, a radical departure. Sure, it may be the first album where Feuerstack’s name is front and centre, but the 12 songs, for the most part, mine the same musical vein that’s... | Continue reading article

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