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Magnetic North: Needles and Opium is a truimph

Robert Lepage is arguably Canada’s best ever playwright.  If you have any doubts about this claim, then I encourage you to see Needles and Opium, the stunningly brilliant work by the Quebec-born artist that is running at the National Arts Centre until June 6 as part of the Magnetic North Theatre Festival. Having originally debuted […]

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Turning a painful past into a beautiful present

Sometimes in our lives there comes a moment when we snap.  When something deep inside us explodes, forcing us to stop what we are doing and . . . well, that’s the significance of that moment, because we’re not really sure what comes next. For Vancouver singer-songwriter Rodney DeCroo, that moment came five years ago […]

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Prose in the Park is a fiction fan’s fantasy

This coming Saturday, June 6, book lovers can enjoy a lovely day in the park filled with literary delights. The first ever Prose in the Park will take place in Parkdale Park between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. The outdoor event with tents will feature more than 150 Canadian authors (many of them local and more […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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