Arts

SmoQue Shack 4 / 5 NOW I KNOW what the “meat sweats” truly feel like. SmoQue Shack is a new specialty restaurant opened in the ByWard Market that is serving up one of my favourite foods of all time: Smoked meat. The food at this restaurant is quick, affordable, and will put you into a meat …

The Descendants 4.5/5 Alexander Payne’s first directorial effort since the Academy Award-winning film Sideways recounts the tragic tale of Matt King, a land baron in modern day Hawaii. The Descendants, while having a certain Payne-esque quality to it, is a top-notch film that sells a realistic story about grief and anger. Starring George Clooney as …

Exploring the death of independent threatre ATTENDING A FILM at the ByTowne Cinema on Rideau Street is something I try to do as often as I can. Unlike the big-name chain theatres such as Silvercity and Empire, an independent theatre like the Bytowne caters to a different crowd. Independent theatres usually play movies that aren’t …

Speaking to the founders of Kapacity IT HAS BEEN over 12 years since three friends got together to create a promotions company that would change Ottawa’s local music scene forever. In 1999, Graham Bradley, Mike Mikkelson, and Jeremy Pigeon created Kapacity Entertainment—a local concert promotions company, designed to promote international hip-hop artists. To date, the …

Comedian speaks about her career and new tour YOU MAY RECOGNIZE funny lady Debra DiGiovanni from her days on MuchMusic’s Video on Trial, but for those who want to see the Toronto native performing some of her own material, now’s your chance. DiGiovanni is embarking on her first headlining tour, called Single Awkward Female Tour, …

Art Walk: A free treat for the public OTTAWA’S WELLINGTON WEST has been transformed over the past few years into an artistic stomping ground, with highlights such as the Wellington Marbles, new indie venues, and frequent musical and theatrical performances in the area parks. Students who enjoy art will especially love the First Thursdays Art …

Student fundraiser to help Children’s Hospital IF STUDENTS ARE looking to see how their peers are giving back this holiday season, the CASCO show would be the perfect place to start. The Telfer School of Management Charity Organization, CASCO, has organized a two-night show on Dec. 4–5 at the Delta Hotel to raise funds for …

Unveiling a painting about the past THE DEPARTMENT OF History at the University of Ottawa is presenting an oil-on-canvas painting representing the diversity, importance, and dynamism of what history professors teach and students learn. The painting, done by award-winning U of O fine arts graduate Mee-jeong Chae, will be unveiled in Desmarais on Dec. 8 by Huguette Labelle in one …

Capital Hoedown’s big announcement  OTTAWA—NEXT YEAR’S ROUND of summer music festivals may be a while away, but that didn’t stop the Capital Hoedown organizers from announcing next year’s lineup on Nov. 22. Featuring mega country stars such as Taylor Swift, Reba McEntire, and Brad Paisley, the announcement proves Ottawa’s country music festival is growing in …

The Fashist FASHION AND FILM have always had a close relationship. Many movies of the past have impacted styles of yesterday and today. Iconic looks have been born on the big screen and influences from these style moments can be found in our closets today. This week’s Fashist outlines some of the most memorable film …

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