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Dear Interweb: Where should I go to catch Game 7?

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The interweb is a series of magical strings invented by Al Gore in the 1990s. Through our ‘Dear Interweb’ column, Apt613 will use its awesome powers to poll its readers on questions of import. If you have a query to make to the interwebs, screw Google – ask Apt613 readers by emailing apartment613 [at] gmail [dot] com or tweeting @apartment613. We got this tweet from hockey fan @nskbelanger earlier today: @apartment613 what’s the word on good places to watch game 7 in otown? As a Canucks supporter still reeling from... | Continue reading article

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Weekly News Review: City boundaries expand, fin du conflit policiers-Gatineau et plus!

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Who’s the boss? The Ontario Municipal Board is the boss. They’ve proved this once more by ordering Ottawa to expand its municipal boundaries by 850 hectares, a defeat for the city in its efforts to keep urban sprawl in check. Did you know our city is already 110 km long and  fits within its boundaries the combined geographic areas of Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton? Ottawa’s launching its own Complaints Choir. Following the lead of cities around the world, Ottawa musician Glenn Nuotio is organizing the Capital Complaints Choire, a... | Continue reading article

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I just want to f**k you over: One Ottawa designer’s allegations against Urban Outfitters

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If you take photos, design logos or posters, draw webcomics – essentially, put your creativity out there online for the world to see – you’ll probably wince when you read about what happened recently to graphic designer Steve St. Pierre. Last week, I chatted with St. Pierre for a story I was writing for online Ottawa news site OpenFile. (Full disclaimer: When I’m not a mild-mannered arts-and-culture blogger for Apartment613, I take on a secret identity: mild-mannered OpenFile reporter.) St. Pierre – who’s also a member of local band Old... | Continue reading article

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Duelling Chefs Round 9: Femme Finale!

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By Yasmin Nissim and Chris Cline Well folks, that’s a wrap! A really tasty wrap if you’ve been following along on our edible adventures while covering the 2011 Duelling Chefs series. This has been a whirlwind of mind-blowing culinary creativity, where many of the delectable presentations we’ve had the privilege of experiencing could easily have substituted as a nouveau art installation at the National Gallery – delicious to the eyes and the palate. Since February, we have been able to indulge in some of the city’s best talent when it... | Continue reading article

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Apartment613 Live: all about food edition, featuring Chef Charlotte, foodprints, street food and more!

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[podcast]http://www.archive.org/download/Apartment613LiveForJune92011/Apt613LiveFoodEpisode.mp3[/podcast] This week on Apartment613 Live we take on food in the capital. We have an existential exploration of brunch with Charlotte Langley of the Whalesbone Oyster House. We chat food blogging with the dynamic duo behind foodieprints - and even get some insider tips on how to not to be a food-blogging-douchebag. We take your twitter suggestions for the street food Ottawa needs most. And as always, we play music from the artists being hosted this week at Ottawas pubs, clubs and other venues.

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Talkin’ bout a vertebrae-shattering revolution

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Post by Jared Davidson It’s a little tempting to refer to Daughters of the Revolution as a supergroup, but in the Canadian music landscape, collaborations of this nature have become a regular occurrence. More and more, bands in Ottawa are sharing and swapping members, diversifying an already diverse gene pool. So it is with Daughters of the Revolution. The fledgling band features a heavyweight cast of players: Ian Keteku, 2010 World Poetry Slam champion; Omar Rivero, who has worked with the likes of Shad, among others; Olivier Fairfield of E-Tron... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: The naked edition

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If this heat is making you want to run around in nothing but your birthday suit, why not do it with a few others on bikes? If you’re feeling a bit more modest, make like WestFest and stick to going naked in name only – you do get to hang out with Bif, after all! And if you do need to don some new duds, the sample sale at Road Trip this weekend can hook you up. While we’ve got serious summer weather upon us, Ottawa’s crafters have been working... | Continue reading article

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Patrick John Mills and going against the grain

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By Vince Guglielmi When you run against the grain, you can expect some resistance. Few people understand that sentiment better than Hintonburg-based artist and gallery owner Patrick Mills, who, in less than a year, has had the book thrown at him from almost every conceivable angle. “In the last eight months alone, I’ve had nine separate governing bodies contact me in some way” says Mills, who runs the Patrick John Mills Contemporary Fine Art Gallery out of his home on Hinchey Ave., and has had to settle qualms with everyone... | Continue reading article

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This week on Apartment613 Live: Restos in Hintonburg, microbrews in Gatineau, and songs in the key of Ottawa

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Hey there, capital city audiophiles. It’s another edition of Apartment613 Live, coming to you – as always – in juicy podcast form courtesy the good citizens at CHUO 89.1 FM. This week, we bring you the sounds of the recent Gatineau Festibiere, as beer aficionado Sylvain Cloutier takes us on a journey through the history of beer in la belle province. We also chat with Gen Lamorie, co-owner of the soon-to-open Burnt Butter Italian Kitchen, about Hintonburg’s continuing emergence as ground zero of the local food scene. And of course,... | Continue reading article

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