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Fringe Review: Cold Open

By Sandy Gibson 50 mins | Comedy, Improv | PG One never knows how an improv show is going to turn out but the artists and improvisers involved in the opening show of Cold Open by Crush Improv have much to be happy about. Drawing inspiration from a humorous monologue about art therapy and finger […]

Sex, power & politics in Inside Out opening feature: The Girl King

Finnish director Mika Kaurismäki’s The Girl King gives a modern rendering of Queen Kristina’s unorthodox sexual appetites and socio-political vision for Sweden in the middle of the 17th century. The natural body and the body politic collide as the young Queen goes counter-current and attempts to bring educational reforms while trying to end the Thirty […]

O-town = Obama town

The city is all abuzz about President Obama’s drop-in tomorrow. If you’re a driver or a buser, watch out for road closures downtown around the Hill – and expect delays. There are tentative plans for a rally on Parliament Hill, although it’s not clear whether security will allow it. Word has it there will be […]

This Year’s Must-Have Accessory: The Deficit

My current budget priority is to save for a pony. Ottawa Center MP Paul Dewar hopes that next week’s federal budget, which will include a 34 billion dollar deficit, will involve less horse manure. From 10am to 2pm this Saturday, January 24th, Dewar is organizing a Community Dialogue on Economic Priorities at the Bronson Center […]

Israeli Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Jeff Halper, at Carleton University tonight

Jeff Halper, originally uploaded by freegazaorg. Sorry for the lateness of this post, but I thought it might of interest to Ottawa folks . Tonight, you can catch the last of three talks given by Israeli human rights activist, Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Jeff Halper on the tremendously alarming situation between Israel and Palestine. Halper […]