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Foundation - Table of Contents
"Everybody Can Be Creative."
(Cult)ure talks to Canadian artist and activist Kim Ondaatje at Blueroof Farm, her definitive work. The bright blue roofs of the buildings of Kim Ondaatje's farm -- aptly named Blueroof Farm -- r...
Friday, 05 February 2010
Enter 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus'
Is Heath Ledger's final film worth seeing? Imagine having the ability to choose between two fantastic worlds, where making the correct decision grants you happiness and the wrong one lands you i...
Tuesday, 02 February 2010
Hate Romantic Comedies? Blame Frank Capra.
It Happened One Night: the foundation of every rom-com you've ever seen. As you are inundated by ads for the mediocre- to heinous-looking Valentine's Day, you may wonder why people even bother ma...
Thursday, 11 February 2010
Rocking the Mike – February 2010 Reviews
Reviews of the latest from Alicia Keys, The Beatles, Kylie Minogue, Madonna, Robin Thicke, and U2. Album Reviews The Beatles - The Beatles Stereo Box Set There's no need to get into the nitty...
Tuesday, 09 February 2010
A Soundtrack to Dreaming
(Cult)ure gets under the covers with Broad Way Sleep's Ralph Joseph to discuss the collective's self-titled debut release. You hear it all the time: musicians assuring any listening ears that ...
Monday, 15 February 2010
Depth, Intrigue, Emotion. That's Likely
Sarah Hallman's latest album sends us on a trip through our inner core and leaves us to ponder the depths of our own lives. Painting pictures with words is a unique gift, and it is not often t...
Thursday, 18 February 2010
Musical Foundations: A New Way of Considering Music
It's time to shake up the old definitions; Mike invites us ditch the concept of "best of" music and start acknowledging what our favorite albums really are. I have spent a good chunk of my life...
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
Fact: Insensitivity Training Can be Good for You.
Comedy on the fly can be the best kind of laugh. (Cult)ure speaks with Phil Genest of Ottawa's own professional improv group. Instead of acting out well-rehearsed choreographies, spewing scripts,...
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
The Memory of Water
The Ottawa Little Theatre's production of Shelagh Stephenson's black comedy suggests unifying experiences rarely produce unified memories. There is nothing quite like a death in the family to bri...
Friday, 19 February 2010
The "Mrs. Dexter and Her Daily" Review
Wayne Current attends the NAC's production of Joanna McClelland Glass's new drama about the lives of two very different women: a divorcée and her housekeeper. It's wonderful to see the N...
Friday, 26 February 2010
Not Your Grandmother’s Polygamy: HBO’s Big Love
An all-star cast, honest writing, floor-length skirts, and strange subject matter make Big Love a series worth checking out. Big Love. The name says it all, really. We have this man, Bill Henrick...
Thursday, 25 February 2010
Ask Miss Smartypants - February 1, 2010
Art: Nina Charest Dear Miss Smartypants, About six months ago, I started my first permanent job. Through university and since graduation, I've been living pretty hand to mouth. Fortunately, I ...
Monday, 01 February 2010
Ask Miss Smartypants - February 8, 2010
Art: Nina Charest Dear Miss Smartypants, Do I have to do something with my partner for Valentine's Day? My boyfriend and I have been together for about six months now. I've never liked Valen...
Monday, 08 February 2010
Ask Miss Smartypants - February 15, 2010
Art: Nina Charest Dear Miss Smartypants, The other day an old boss emailed me about a position opening up at the company where I interned a few summers ago. I don't know much about the job, a...
Monday, 15 February 2010
Ask Miss Smartypants - February 22, 2010
Art: Nina Charest Dear Miss Smartypants, What's the difference between licence and license? I used to think that one was British (or Canadian) and one was American, but spell check isn't cor...
Monday, 22 February 2010
The Word Is Out! The Cube’s Cultural Salons Are Not To Be Missed
(Cult)ure's theatre man keeps up to date with the latest offerings from the Cube gallery's multi-format salon series. I really enjoyed the last cultural salon at the Cube so when I discovered tha...
Thursday, 04 February 2010
China Dérive: Shenzhen's Urban Ambitions
From the overwhelming architecture and engaging public art of the Hong Kong Biennale, it is clear that Shenzhen is creating a fascinating foundation for the future. In August 2006, I made my fir...
Friday, 12 February 2010
The Foundation of a Skyscraper, the Foundation of a City
Alexandra Trottier pens a love letter to Canada's National Tower. Ever since I was a little girl I have been in love with the CN Tower. It's what makes Toronto distinct from other cities, and it ...
Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Attempting to find my inner adventurer in the Himalayas. Tourism is Nepal's biggest industry. Thousands of people from all over the world descend on the Himalayan country each year. There are d...
Friday, 26 February 2010
Frederick Hidell puts the future of his career in the hands of Ottawa's public transit system. It's not the smartest thing he's ever done. Great cities are defined by their transit systems....
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
These are a Few of My Favourite Things . . .
Will discusses the foundational items necessary in any good chef’s kitchen. My brother recently informed me that my love for kitchen supply stores is unnatural. I never thought I had a pr...
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Harper's Report Card
Have the first four years of conservative rule under Stephen Harper served as a foundation for a full term majority government? Though it may have seemed longer to some, February 2010 mark...
Wednesday, 03 February 2010
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