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Neutral Milk Hotel takes Hog’s Back by storm

Having never heard of Neutral Milk Hotel, I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect for their act at the Ottawa Folk Festival. But I quickly learned that seemingly disparate elements can work in an incredibly harmonious way with this band. The show started with lead singer Jeff Mangum standing alone onstage, acoustic guitar in hand. […]

Video of the Week: Golden Children by Pony Girl

Creativity is a fickle thing that few ever manage to harness fully and produce whatever it is they have in their minds to their satisfaction. It would therefore arguably seem twice as difficult to create two complimentary versions of a single work. Yet Pony Girl have succeeded at doing just that. The video for “Golden […]

Write on Ottawa: Palawan Story by Caroline Vu

Caroline Vu’s Palawan Story is about the young Kim Nguyen’s unwitting and traumatic escape from the 1970’s Communist Vietnam to the Palawan refugee camp in the Philippines, to her eventual arrival in the United States thanks to a case of mistaken identity. While the story of survival told from a child’s perspective and later re-dissected […]

BLINK Gallery is launching its 2014 season!

Steps away from the National Gallery of Canada may not seem like the ideal location for a non-profit artistic collective to be, but this is exactly where BLINK Gallery is situated. And while you may think that such a prestigious address would garner public interest solely based on this merit, it seems that only those […]