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It’s the CHUO 89.1FM Funding Drive!

Hey kids! If you’re reading this you obviously know Apartment613 is the place to find out about all things happening in Ottawa. But did you also know you can tune in and listen to us on the radio? Every Tuesday night at 6:00p.m. Apt613 Live! takes over the airwaves bringing you interviews with Ottawa culture […]

Liz in September

Film Review: Venezuelan lesbian drama, Liz in September

With a cast of stunning Latin women, and Patricia Velasquez playing Liz, you would think writer-director Fina Torres was casting a beauty pageant and not a movie about complex characters dealing with issues of identity, grief and death. Not to stereotype these human emotions and experiences or to objectify beautiful women, it strikes me that, […]

What we Have

Film Review: The painful past persists in What We Have

I am certain that What We Have / Ce qu’on a is one of the best films featured at this year’s Inside Out Film Festival and I say this even though I’ve only reviewed a handful of the movies they have lined up until this Sunday at the Bytown Cinema. If you had but one […]

Photo by Arif Jaffer

Foodie Friday: Cocktail hour with Carben Food + Drink

Nested in Hintonburg, Carben Food + Drink has made an impression on the Ottawa food scene. Foodies across the city rave about their unique use of your not-so-typical ingredients. After opening up earlier this summer, the restaurant received a rave review in Ottawa Magazine, but the review omits an important aspect – Carben’s cocktails. Bartender Stephane Duval, talks […]

Photo by Gordon D. Bonnar from the Apt613 Flickr pool.

What’s on your plate? Local food for thought about eating as a community

Alison Larabie Chase blogs about cooking and restaurants at This Dessert Life when she’s not herding cats, working in association communications, or traveling the world. A community cooking night. An apple festival. No less than three events involving local craft breweries. In case you hadn’t noticed, Support Local 2015 is focused primarily on facilitating discussions […]


Write On Ottawa: Four Ottawa women explore the world

Travel Dreams and Nightmare: Four Women Explore the World covers all types of travel, from roughing it on a mountain hike, to relaxing by the sea, to taking a holiday to taste wine or experiencing new cultures at all corners of the world. The book follows the adventures of four Ottawa-based women, Louise Szabo, Barbara […]

Photo by Yohann Legrand on Flickr.

Weekend Roundup: What to do in Ottawa?

You did it Ottawa. Between all of your votes, poll station selfies, awkward political Thanksgiving conversations, John Oliver binge-watching, I WILL VOTE OCT 19 photos, and Trudeaumania, you made this city numero uno in Canada for voter turnout. Ottawa’s spirit of collaboration is damn contagious. Bars host parties to encourage voting, café floors shapeshift into […]