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Write On Ottawa: Red Nexus’ dark and gripping future

Three hundred years from now things aren’t going well for us humans.  In Ottawa-native Benoit Chartier’s debut novel, Red Nexus, Wen Harkwell is one of these unfortunates.  He lives on the 150th level of a futuristic Japan climbing over itself to escape a mysterious environmental disaster.  Shining towers adorn the city’s top, but the ground is […]

Print by The Sweetest Digs, who will be at the Handmade Harvest this weekend.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend? + Handmade Harvest giveaway

The weekend long festivals and events really begin this Thursday, starting with the 2nd European Union Short Film Festival (OIMC) at Club Saw. The event is  free of charge, and encourages everyone to catch at least one of these films that begin every night at 6:30pm until Sunday. From Friday to Sunday, the Ottawa International […]

Still from Aaron Cayer's Creative Mornings presentation: Play & Skateboarding.

Creative Morning Ottawa, le rendez-vous matinal des créatifs

CreativeMornings est une série de déjeuners mensuels pour les créatifs ayant généralement lieu tous les derniers vendredis de chaque mois. C’est la New-Yorkaise Tina Roth Eisenberg qui a initié le mouvement en 2008 avec la volonté de créer un évènement régulier et accessible à toute la communauté créative de la ville. Le concept de chaque […]

Record Player. Photo by Markus Spiske on Flickr.

Apt613 Live for May 26, 2015

Hey kids! Well the mercury’s rising-but there’s no need to go to Bruce Willis sized extremes to beat the heat.  Just sit back and take a load off with Apt613 Live! This week on Apt613 Live contributor Mariette Delevallée chats with Michael Grigoriev and Sharif Virani about Creative Mornings  to find out more about the […]

Photo of David Currie and orchestra musicians courtesy of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra

A standing ovation for Ottawa’s largest orchestra

Let’s start with some musical trivia: What is the oldest and largest musical ensemble in the Ottawa-Gatineau region?  The National Arts Centre Orchestra you say?  Sorry, try again. How about one of the numerous choral groups in the city, or an organisation like Opera Lyra, which has been performing for more than three decades?  No […]

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Write On Ottawa: Two days that changed the world

Post by Peter Boyle There were 1,036 days in the presidency of John F. Kennedy.  This is the story of two of them that changed history forever. Two Days In June:  John F. Kennedy And The 48 Hours That Made History by Ottawa-based writer Andrew Cohen is a dense, sometimes joyful, sometimes bored, but constantly energetic book.  Cohen […]