Dreaming of a Green Holiday

November 24, 2015 3:42 pm

Ecology Ottawa is bringing together the city’s active environmental community this Thursday at the ninth annual Winter Holiday Eco Gala in celebration of the past year’s green movement and the bounty of the holiday season. Held at St. Elias Banquet Centre, the event is an exciting night of local brews, […]

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Boobyball lands in Ottawa: Rethink Breast Cancer’s biggest fundraiser comes to Ottawa raising $58,000

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Images courtesy of Alexandra Gunn Boobyball invaded Ottawa for the first time to raise funds for breast cancer support and education with this year’s ‘Planet Booby’ theme. Party-goers were transported to an out-of-this-world experience at Lansdowne Park with extraterrestrial entertainers, futuristic food and awe-inspiring open bar. This year’s astronomical event […]

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Movie Review: Jafar Panahi’s “Taxi” breaks the law to show streets of Tehran

November 20, 2015 1:59 pm

Jafar Panahi’s Taxi Written and directed by Jafar Panahi Produced by Jafar Panahi Film Productions Jafar Panahi’s “Taxi” is a movie that shouldn’t exist. Five years ago the Iranian director was arrested for attempting to film a documentary about the social unrest following President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed re-election. He was […]

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Slammin’ in the Capital

November 18, 2015 1:55 pm

Poster courtesy of Madeleine Kelly The Capital Poetry Collective brings the art of slam poetry to Ottawa. Their next show is Capital Slam, which takes place on Saturday, November 21 at Origin Studio at 57 Lyndale Ave in Hintonburg. A “slam” is a poetry competition in which poets perform original […]

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Alyssa Reid’s Flaming Phoenix

November 16, 2015 2:23 pm
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By Katie Hartai As enchanting as the mythical bird itself, Alyssa Reid’s new album Phoenix will surely set fire to the hearts of fans when released on November 27. It may also spark a pleasant surprise. With Juno and MMVA nominations under her belt, the 22-year-old singer songwriter is no stranger to Canada’s […]

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Film Review: A Fiery Fassbender Walks the Talk in “Steve Jobs”

November 14, 2015 1:25 pm

Steve Jobs Directed by Danny Boyle Written by Aaron Sorkin (based on the book by Walter Isaacson) Produced by Universal Pictures et al. Steve Jobs could be a real jerk. This is the overriding thrust of Danny Boyle’s new film about the Apple co-founder, and it’s hammered home in scene […]

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The Wonderful Works of Andrea Warren

November 13, 2015 1:54 pm
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All photos courtesy of Andrea Warren Some artists create their work for fame and fortune, but some, like Ottawa-based visual artist Andrea Warren, create art for much more significant reasons. Warren’s art is unusual and enchanting. In some pieces, Warren combines multiple acrylic colours together to create an almost stained […]

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It’s Time to Clear the Room

November 12, 2015 3:22 pm
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There are certain things that we just don’t discuss at cocktail parties. However, Rogers Daytime host Derick Fage is looking to change that on November 12th. As the spokesperson for the Canadian Continence Foundation, Derek is looking to raise awareness and funds for an organization that deals with this taboo […]

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Remembrance Day

November 11, 2015 8:00 am

Photo by Sofie Sharom. The Fields of Honour By Frank Baile Ranked by no rank, Lie the fallen, Testaments to a courage that, Few foreknew until that time. When something stirred in them, Like a sign, but more, That made each say, There must go I! Not all are here, […]

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Boobyball Giveaway: 2 Tickets to Canada’s most out-of-this-world fundraiser

November 10, 2015 2:07 pm

The final countdown is on for Ottawa’s first Boobyball fundraiser in support of Rethink Breast Cancer. This years event, Planet Booby, is one of the most coveted and high profile fundraising events and will take over Ottawa on Friday, November 13th beginning at 8PM. Fashion Editor, Alexandra Gunn has tickets […]

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A Short History of Jeanne Henry Côté

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Jeanne Henry Côté received her first drawing contract at the age of five. “Someone needed a drawing done by a five year old child. I was free to draw what I wanted, so I drew a turkey in a pan ready to go to the oven.” By the seventh grade, Côté […]

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Film Review: “Room” opens a door on abuse, wonder

November 7, 2015 12:37 pm

Room Directed by Lenny Abrahamson Written by Emma Donoghue (based on her book) Produced by A24, Element Pictures, and No Trace Camping It’s astounding to consider that a person could go missing only to reemerge years later. The actual case of Elisabeth Fritzl, imprisoned for 24 years in the basement […]

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Theatre: ‘The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God’

November 5, 2015 3:06 pm

All photos by Andrée Lanthier. There are two days left to catch The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God at the NAC.  If you have the chance, it’s definitely worth it. Book your whole night off thought because the show is very long. It runs two hours […]

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Yuk It Up This Holiday Season

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Image courtesy of Howard Wagman If you like to laugh (and we know that you do), Yuk Yuk’s Ottawa is serving up a healthy dose of comedy this holiday season! Club-owners are excited to host comedy musical duo Bowser and Blue for two nights only this December. The legendary Montreal-based […]

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Book Review: The Gospel Truth

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In the opening chapter of Caroline Pignat’s latest Governor General’s Award Winner, The Gospel Truth, 16 year-old Phoebe steals a half-dead yellow bird from the jaws of her plantation’s predatory cat, Rufus. Phoebe locks the bird up, and although she feels bad for containing a creature that was meant to […]

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Jake’s Gift is for Everyone

November 4, 2015 12:00 pm
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All photos by Tim Matheson. During this season of remembrance, take your kids, your parents, your friends, your school to the Great Canadian Theatre Company to see Jake’s Gift by Julia Mackey. For some people, it may be the most moving Remembrance Day experience you ever have.  The play has a simple plot and […]

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The Great Works of Marisa Gallemit

November 3, 2015 2:04 pm
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“Big Red.” Photo courtesy of Jackpine Marisa Gallemit is a bilingual woman of color, a visual artist and she can make a mean ‘Old Fashioned’ upon request. Always fascinated by visual language, Gallemit studied film theory at Carleton University, and has also studied film production at the prestigious New York […]

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