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Jennifer Cavanagh

Arts Writer

After 15 years in London, England as Editor to a lifestyle mag and Communications Consultant, Jennifer returned to Canada, making Ottawa her new Capital City and Apt613 her outlet for arty opinions. An avid people watcher and conversation eavesdropper, Jennifer remains delighted to have her writing derided, mocked and shouted-down in equal measure.


Theatre Review: Grounded at The Gladstone

Jennifer Cavanagh: “This short one-woman play by George Brant explores the devastating impact of detached modern warfare on an air force combat pilot who is grounded to become part of the “chair-force” guiding unmanned drones from a windowless trailer in the Nevada desert.”

Foodie Friday: Head to Makita for creative eats

Photos by Jennifer Cavanagh Makita Kitchen Bar opened a few months back at the north end of the Glebe’s Bank Street strip. It’s the latest culinary contender in the area settled by Olga’s Kitchen and Erling’s Variety. The brainchild of two stalwarts of the Ottawa restaurant scene – Elliot Gosselin, formerly of the Manx and Caroline […]

Foodie Friday: Common Eatery offers uncommonly good fare

Town and Oz were followed by El Camino, Datsun then Pure and Whalesbone opened branches; Elgin Street is experiencing a full-on foodie renaissance, and its latest contender comes in the arrival of new-to-Ottawa gem Common Eatery. The restaurant, which opened several weeks ago, is part of wider collective aptly named Common that includes the Common Concept […]

Fringe Review: In Waking Life

60 mins | Comedy | PG In Waking Life is a lively two-handed improvised performance piece that successfully mixes banter, musical numbers and audience participation. It’s an overblown fortune-telling romp celebrating off-the-wall humour and oddities. The Norwegian-born psychic Synsk sisters, raised by a mother goat and surrounded by “family members” made up of a crystal […]

Fringe Review: Well Isn’t This Super… (Marvellous Man IV: The Return of Marvellous Man)

60 minutes |Comedy | Play |PG A rather sophisticated story with sweet perspective shifts. Well Isn’t This Super… exhibits an impressive maturity by Dead Unicorn Ink while their irreverent edge remains firmly intact. In the amusing opening sequence, a Tinder hook-up reveals itself to be the set of a superhero movie. The production shifts between the […]