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An original poem by Shawn Roske. Photo: notsogoodphotography In the flow, in the pleasure, in the moment we melt, and this taste of flow the goal-- ecstatic entertainment. Long for fl...
Thursday, 08 April 2010
Carpe Diem at Cube
Another opportunity to see new work and chat with the artists who create it. Last Saturday I attended another Cube Salon. These evenings at the Cube Gallery are a great way to see a blend of arts...
Friday, 23 April 2010
No Use Crying Over Spilt Ink
A preview of a beautiful ink and water series captured by Ottawa-based photographer Laura Arwen Berg. Creativity is one thing that does not lack in this new photographic series by local Ottawa ph...
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
An Unholy Alliance is Truly an Unholy Read
Grab a glass of wine, you'll need it to read this book. Being a writer has taught me to appreciate the effort, the blood, sweat, angst and tears that are invested in a novel. I understand just h...
Thursday, 01 April 2010
Growing Up Absurd, Fifty Years On
Paul Goodman's 1960 work Growing Up Absurd reached under the surface of the growing affluence and materialism of western society to identify some of the major underlying disorders and failings of the ...
Thursday, 15 April 2010
Medicine for Melancholy: A Dose of Reality
The antidote for all the empty, Nicholas Sparks-inspired insipid fantasies out there. Girl: "This is a one night stand." Boy: "It's only been one night...can't do anything about that." Boy. G...
Friday, 16 April 2010
Hollywood Fantasy Draft Finale
It's been a year, and the results are in. Find out who won the Hollywood Fantasy Draft. A year ago, four (Cult)ure writers bravely selected 10 actors to fill out a fantasy Hollywood studio. This ...
Friday, 30 April 2010
Rocking the Mike: April 2010
Reviews featuring Michael Bublé, Calvin Harris, Hot Chip, Lady Gaga, P!nk. Album Reviews Michael Bublé -- Special Delivery EP Just in time for Valentine's Day, Michael Bublé releases an EP...
Wednesday, 07 April 2010
Play(ing): Eleven Years Later
Mike Cullen examines the album that brought electronic music to the forefront of popular culture. Eleven years ago, a moderately-known artist released an album: an album that would either make or...
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
Canadian songstress Miss Emily Brown takes the past and puts it In Technicolor
It's one thing to tell a story, it's another to bring it to life. And that's exactly what folk artist Miss Emily Brown does. When I think about folk music, I think about a rustic, genuine tune th...
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Laurell's "Can't Stop Falling" Reviewed
Dahlia Liwsze reviews the Vancouver singer/song-writer’s fourth album Can’t Stop Falling. Vancouver singer/songwriter Laurell is on the road promoting her fourth album, Can't Stop Falling, af...
Saturday, 01 May 2010
Enchanted by Sunshine and Wisteria
Sarah Hearn's light-hearted adaptation sends four British women to Italy for one Enchanted April. Though the snow has long melted from the Ottawa streets and the skies cleared to blue, the memory...
Tuesday, 06 April 2010
The "Blood Relations" Review
Check out an emerging Ottawa director's entertaining take on Sharon Pollock's play about Lizzy Borden's famous crime. Bronwyn Steinberg is an emerging director on the Ottawa theatre scene. In fac...
Friday, 09 April 2010
You Should be Watching: British TV
Brew yourself a cuppa, grab a packet of crisps, and try these recommendations from an anglophile. I'm going to posit something here: the British are a funny people. Perhaps they've had to make u...
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Ask Miss Smartypants - April 12, 2010
Art: Nina Charest Dear Miss Smartypants, I went to the theatre with a couple I know the other week, and I noticed something odd. I've known them a while, and I don't know how I didn't notice...
Monday, 12 April 2010
Ask Miss Smartypants - April 26, 2010
Art: Nina Charest Dear Miss Smartypants, Here's my secret: I suck at all things sewing. I bought some new curtains, and they need to be hemmed, so I bought some iron-on hemming tape stuff. Th...
Monday, 26 April 2010
China Dérive: Cultural Oddities
Adam J. Smith finds a lot of things odd about being a Westerner living in China. Read about a few of them here. I thought I'd write something a little more playful this month, and share with y...
Friday, 09 April 2010
Horsin’ Around: Games You’ve Never Heard Of
Everyone knows polo, but what about Hoofball? Or "The King of One Horse Sports?" Many newer, and often more humorous, sports are gaining popularity in the equine world. There are two main types o...
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Kanata Residents Harassed by The Weed Man
Lawn care company The Weed Man boasts "40 years of success through community, experience, and trust," but, for one Ottawa family, interactions with the company have been characterized by harassment an...
Friday, 16 April 2010
“So many games, so little time.”
Want to have fun staying home and not spending money? Play a board game! Dahlia Liwsze speaks to John Engel of Mission: Fun & Games and Craig MacEachern of The Strategy Club about why they love to...
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Going Green with The Living Series
April Yorke finds easy new ways to be more eco-friendly with this six-disc box set. I like to think of myself as a moderately green person. I use a Brita, I carry reusable shopping bags, and I m...
Thursday, 22 April 2010
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