Arts

IT’S HALFWAY THROUGH Movember 2011 and it appears more men than ever are choosing to join the worldwide movement, yet many participants remain surprisingly uninformed about the campaign. This week, the Fulcrum caught up with Jesse Hayman, Movember Canada’s community development manager, for answers to some common questions about the campaign. The Fulcrum: What’s the …

Ahora 4/5 FOR A FRESH, simple, and delicious Mexican experience for a very reason- able price, Ahora Mexican Cuisine in the heart of the ByWard Market offers pa- trons an excellent meal. Seating around 30 patrons, this basement restaurant is decorated in a lively setting with an intimate atmosphere. Vegetarians will be delighted to learn …

Mixing art and technology IF YOU HAVE no idea what an art and technology festival is, now is the time to find out. Electric Fields is a biennial festival run by Artengine, a non-profit, artist-run centre in Ottawa that focuses on creating, presenting, and promoting art concerned with technological experimentation. Although 2011 was a break …

Tower Heist 3/5 It’s the movie where the 99 per cent get angry and take back what they rightfully deserve. Don’t worry, Tower Heist is not some boring Occupy-the-world documentary, but rather an enjoyable action-adventure heist film. Ben Stiller stars as Josh Kovacs, a recently fired building manager for a posh, uptown New York City …

Through the lens ALL OF THE media frenzy surrounding Kim Kardashian these days does not come as a surprise. The multi-millionaire socialite and “entrepreneur” recently split from her NBA-star husband, Kris Humphries. While the breakup may not come as a surprise to anyone—did you really think they’d make it past 72 days?—the amount of attention …

THE UNSETTLERS IF YOU’RE LOOKING for a journey of mysterious musicality, Montreal’s The Unsettlers can certainly take you there. An eclectic multi-instrumental group, which even features a contortionist, The Unsettlers present polkas, waltzes, and lullabies with a dark underbelly that makes you feel like you’re in an underground bar on a rainy Friday. Since their …

Illustration by Brennan Bova   Campus club offers a different movie-going experience TIRED OF PAYING $10 for not-so-good blockbusters at the movies? Sick of  Hollywood recycling content and actors to create the usual crappy comedy, romance, or drama? Well, a club at the University of Ottawa might just solve your problems. Cinema Academica is a group on campus that allows students …

Sugary cereal connects artists with music lovers and industry experts THE POST FOOD Company has a sweet tooth for indie tunes. It’s the founder of The First 15, a grant project that mixes social media and industry expertise to help unknown artists get their big break. Hoping to get more Canadian independent music into the iPods of music lovers is just one of the …

  ANOTHER REMEMBRANCE DAY is about to come and go. As Canadians get ready to remember previous wars fought and current ones ongoing, some U of O students decided to take this time to write poems inspired by this special day. Whether it’s images of Flander’s Fields or visions of the war in Afghanistan, the writers were inspired by what remembering means to them.   Are …

  Canadian environmental artist reacts to tour interference WHILE FRANKE JAMES has been a visual artist her whole life, in 2006 the focus of her work turned to climate change. James never thought her work on the environment would end up blacklisted by the Harper government. “We did an energy audit on our house because we were renovating, and at that …

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