Arts

Through The Lens THE FAT LADY may have sung the final note—at least for Opera Lyra, that is. The Ottawa Citizen  reported the company has been forced to cancel its productions for the remainder of the season, so that it can return in a more healthy financial state next year. After speaking to Chrissy Shannon, …

New opera company reviving a genre IT IS NO secret opera isn’t very popular these days, but that isn’t stopping the folks at Opera Undressed from trying to appeal to a new and younger audience with a modern take on classical music. “In the audience you look around and pretty much 79 per cent of them have grey hair,” says …

JAY ANDERSON OTTAWA PAINTER JAY Anderson is known for her unconventionality when it comes to selecting the scenery for her works. Her new exhibition, Simply Ottawa, is no exception. Simply Ottawa consists of realistic oil paintings of the Ottawa-area outdoors, but with a catch: Anderson takes plain and simple views Ottawans often take for granted—such …

The Muppets 4/5 THE MUPPETS IS one movie that could have easily been butchered by a group of old, crusty, out-of-touch executives who think Jim Henson’s creations aren’t cool enough to appeal to modern audiences. Luckily, in this recent incarnation, the classic marionette and puppet hybrids have not been replaced with computer generated doppelgangers and Kermit …

Getting your caffeine fix on campus Compiled by Sofia Hashi WHETHER IT’S LATE-NIGHT lattes or an early morning cup of joe, getting your daily caffeine rush is a serious business. Any strategic coffee drinker knows where they can find the best cup within a matter of minutes and will scoff at the casual coffee sipper, who usually finds themselves trapped in the longest …

Local designer goes green IN OUR FAST-PACED and consumer-oriented culture, we rarely take the time to think about the effects our lifestyles have on the environment. With our constant misuse of recyclable products and insatiable lust for the next big thing, it’s no wonder sustainable shops like Duffield Design have begun cropping up. Local designer Megan Duffield, owner …

    Author and financial planner Lise Adreana sits down with the Fulcrum CHECKING THE SORRY state of a perpetually negative bank statement is not something new to the university experience. In fact, it’s generally accepted that as students we’re broke—constantly. While the notion of waiting for payday only to blow through that cash as fast as possible is something we’ve all embraced, financial planner …

NGC exhibits collection by the Canadian contemporary artist DAVID DIVINEY, CURATOR of exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, has organized a collection of contemporary art by David Askevold in memory of the artist who died in 2008. Thirty-nine works, including sculptures, film and video, photo-text works, and digital images, are on display at the National Gallery of Canada until Jan. …

U of O professor publishes zombie essay collection IN 2009, UNIVERSITY of Ottawa mathematics and statistics professor Robert Smith? and his students wrote a paper When Zombies Attack!: Mathematical Modelling of an Outbreak of Zombie Infection. After two years of significant media buzz about his unusual publication, Smith?returns to publication as the editor of a …

THE ART OF thrift shopping may seem cheap and dirty to some, but for vintage lovers the thrift store is paradise. Little can replace the euphoric high accompanying a vintage find. The art of thrifting takes plenty of practice and many bouts of disappointment. Follow these tips on thrift shopping and you can become a …

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