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Staring into the political crystal ball with three of Canada’s top political journalists

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Photo of Paul Wells courtesy of Andrew TolsonPhoto of Paul Wells courtesy of Andrew Tolson

While the Senate scandal rivets the country, political junkies from across Canada are asking some fairly important questions.  Is this the beginning of the end for Prime Minister Harper?  Will the Conservatives weather this brutal storm and win a fourth consecutive term? Are Canadian horrified, or simply indifferent, about what is happening on Parliament Hill? With exquisite timing, the Ottawa International Writers Festival has organized an event on Tuesday, October 29, with three of Canada’s best political journalists to discuss national politics.  While all three were booked some time ago, before the... | Continue reading article

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Plaid Parade: Cycling in “Canadian skin”

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Yes, it’s chilly outside, but then again, that’s never stopped us Canadians from embarking on new adventures. Case in point: the Plaid Parade, which is quickly becoming an annual tradition in Ottawa. Last year, more than 200 plaid-clad cyclists biked through Hintonburg, down to the Arboretum and back. This year, the Plaid Parade is back in full force tomorrow – this time, raising money for the Right Bike sharing program. The brainchild of several Ottawans, the idea has caught on across the country. Tomorrow, there will be a simultaneous Plaid... | Continue reading article

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Apartment613 Live for October 23, 2013

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Tune in to Apartment613 Live every Wednesday at 9 p.m. on CHUO 89.1 FM. If you miss it, you can catch this week’s show using the handy Soundcloud widget below. And remember to subscribe to the podcast version of the show on iTunes. Karen and new co-host Adria started this week’s show with an interview with Ottawa’s own DJ Magnificent. Mister Magnificent is celebrating the fourth anniversary of his Double Barrel show, a weekly vintage soul and reggae DJ set, with a Mad Men themed Halloween party. Next our hosts chatted with Noah Venkatarangam, an Ottawa-based multi-disciplinary musician and... | Continue reading article

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Write On Ottawa: If human beings were numbers what would the sum be?

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Poets and accountants are like oil and water.  While the former are known for their intense passion, the latter are often seen as synonyms for mind-numbing dullness.  But what if the two groups shared a secret, namely, that they both manipulate “facts” to create multiple meanings? “Give me any set of figures and I can come up with the answer that you want,” an accountant once told me.  While said in half-jest, his point was serious:  How you arrange numbers on a balance sheet is more important than the figures... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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So October is almost over, and that means the city gets scary. Get a head start on Halloween with some spooky sexy stories, a WonderGeeks night of festivities, some pumpkin carving and, of course, a vampire or two. Costumes are more than welcome tonight down at the Mercury Lounge, where super-talented NOAH will be putting on a show with the help of a few friends. Thursday evening will also bring the eerie experimental sounds of For Esmé at Raw Sugar, while The Belle Game are out at the Black Sheep. The Babes4Breasts... | Continue reading article

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Ottawa Little Theatre offers a thrilling evening of Deadly Murder

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Deadly Murder, a mystery by David Foley.  Photo by Maria Vartanova.Deadly Murder, a mystery by David Foley. Photo by Maria Vartanova.

A night of fast-paced double crosses, psychological twists and Manhattan murders are taking centre stage at  the Ottawa Little Theatre. Set in the luxury apartment of Camille, a Manhattan socialite of “a certain age” (played by Kim Strauss), Deadly Murder gets straight to business with Camille attempting to divest herself of one-night stand waiter Billy (Connor Marghetis) who, in turn, most ungallantly rejects this post-romp dismissal.  Attempted offers of “cab-fare” escalate to sex tape blackmail and the summoning of security guard Ted (Tim Finnigan). Revealing himself as an accomplished hustler, Billy... | Continue reading article

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Doing more with less is The Famines’ way

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Image courtesy of The Famines.Image courtesy of The Famines.

The Famines are certainly a minimal group in style and format, but the substance of their music is anything but bare. Undeniably, despite a low musical output over the last 5 years, The Famines have a reputation for releasing multi-medium works and for vocalizing DIY politics. Alongside their album, “14 July, 2008,” for instance, the listener will find a tiny novella detailing the elements and people that helped create their album.  And within their lyrics, themes of social commentary pervade almost every line. Garrett Kruger, the drummer behind the band,... | Continue reading article

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Write On Ottawa: The first photograph of a middle finger and other poetic stories

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If you head over to The Manx Pub on Elgin Street and order a pint of beer, chances are that you will be served by one of Ottawa’s – if not Canada’s – most brilliant poets. David O’Meara is a fantastic writer who wears many hats: Manx bartender, artistic director of VERSeFest, all around great guy.  However, it’s through his books where he lets the full force of his creativity shine. Sean Wilson, artistic director of the Ottawa International Writers Festival, told me earlier this month that O’Meara is probably one of the... | Continue reading article

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Home is where the heart is: Support Local is back

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It’s back, Ottawa: for the third year in a row, Apartment613 is working with more than 100 artists, musicians, shops and restaurants to throw Support Local Month. Happening throughout November, it gives Ottawans a chance to experience the collaborative side of our city. This year’s theme, designed by Steve St Pierre from Maker, is “Home is where the *heart* is.” Because our city just so happens to be in the shape of a heart, that’s the outline you’ll see in that space. The heart space is also meant to be... | Continue reading article

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