Author: Aly Murphy, Arts & Culture Editor

FROM AN EARLY age, the importance of women being able to defend themselves against would-be attackers is stressed. With news coverage of violence against women, stranger danger talks with parents, and the self-defence courses offered in high schools, young girls are taught they need to know how to protect themselves. The U of O is …

LOCAL MUSIC ARTISTS trying to get their start have few options when it comes to venues in Ottawa. Many require bands to pay rental fees, and if they don’t draw a crowd, the already struggling band is out a hefty sum. Despite this, there are a few great spots for performers looking to play their …

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT IN the city can be expensive. Whether it’s seeing a band perform at Zaphods or watching the latest play at the Great Canadian Theatre Company, hitting the town can take a toll on your finances. That’s where Ottawa native Mike Matheson comes into the mix. The local entrepreneur recently started the website iPricedit.com, …

The Woman in Black 4/5 The Woman in Black is the first lead role for Daniel Radcliffe since he shed his Harry Potter glasses for the last time. He plays Arthur Kipps, a young lawyer sent to the English countryside to settle the accounts of a recently deceased woman. The woman in question owned a …

IT’S NO SECRET Ottawa is home to some wicked artistic talent, but what’s often said to be lacking is a culture that celebrates and promotes talent. Enter Vinyl Tap, a local music and arts collective founded in 2003. While Vinyl Tap releases albums, founder and manager Devin Atherton explains the collective is different from most …

FEBRUARY, THE SHORTEST and coldest month of the year, is home to Winterlude, Valentine’s Day, and—most importantly—Black History Month (BHM). Started by American Carter Woodsen in 1926, BHM was then known as Negro Week during the second week of February. Many years later we find ourselves celebrating significant people and events pertaining to the black …

Èva Morin | Fulcrum Contributor LIVING AND MAINTAINING a student lifestyle is no easy task. Between juggling endless readings, essays, and work, some students must also take care of chores waiting for them at their apartment. While living away from home seems like the ideal scenario for many students, it often implies skimping out on …

FOR THE FIFTH year in a row, Ottawans were ready to mingle with vendors, shop, and get dirty at this year’s Sexapalooza at the Ottawa Convention Centre, Feb. 10–12. While some may think of Ottawa as a conservative city, the attendance at the event told a different story with thousands looking to see what Sexapalooza …

“DING!” THE CASH register sounded with another loud ring, signalling the success of yet another purchase at Venus Envy. My curiosity of what had been bought wasn’t piqued at the obtrusive sound, however. It was literature’s naughty night out at the adult store, which meant the buyer wasn’t interested in the latest gadget of the …

Through the lens LATER THIS MONTH, Hollywood’s best, brightest, and most celebrated will duke it out for top honours. It’s the one night of the year where the cinematic world will be transformed into a vicious wrestling match and go head-to-head in the ring for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Score, among other awards—all …

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