Arts

Take a tour with the haunted PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, HAUNTING secrets of Ottawa’s deathly past, mysterious hangings, and chilling ghost stories—it’s no wonder the Ottawa Haunted Walk tour is the popular go-to activity for the Halloween season. Celebrating it’s 15th anniversary this year, the Haunted Walk is still drawing in locals and newcomers in droves.   …

Ottawa International Writer’s Festival fall event begins ALREADY IN ITS 15th year, the Ottawa International Writer’s Festival not only promotes reading, but it’s also a platform for the literary community to meet and discuss what they love most—books. Boasting over 30 events, the festival, which runs from Oct. 20 to 25, is set to showcase …

The Fashist HALLOWEEN HAS ALWAYS been my favourite non-statutory holiday. With the awesome parties, sugar overload, and creative costumes, it’s the only celebration of the year where looking scary is a good thing. If you’re sick of seeing the same old pillow sheet as a ghost costume or all the vampire costumes—and want to stand …

Lady Antebellum Own the Night Capitol Nashville 3/5 Lady Antebellum been given many accolades throughout the span of their career, including six Grammy awards. Although the biggest award yet would have to be my total and complete devotion. If you think that’s adorable, just wait until you hear what they have in store. I am not a country fan, …

Local store removes controversial window display TRIVIUM, A STORE located on the ground floor of the Rideau Centre, decided to take down its Halloween display last Friday after it created a considerable amount of controversy amongst mall patrons. The display featured mannequins dressed as doctors and nurses—some holding weapons such as a chainsaw—in an attempt …

The decentralized dance party comes to Ottawa NO COVER CHARGE, no waiting in line for an hour, no minimum age, and no guest list—just straight partying all night. Although it sounds too good to be true, the decentralized dance party (DDP) lets you do just that. What started between two friends in Vancouver has now …

Musician Dan Mangan gets all despairing “WHAT IS THIS sorrow?” sings Dan Mangan on the closing track of his third full-length release, Oh Fortune. It’s a question that winds its way through the entirety of Mangan’s album, an exquisite testament to his lyrical honesty, forthright delivery, and a soaring instrumental accompaniment. “In a grandiose way, the record has to do …

Ottawa Fashion Week brings out the city’s most stylish FOR THREE DAYS, Ottawa’s most fashionable clamoured for entry into Ottawa Fashion Week (OFW). This year’s event was revamped and upgraded from past fashion weeks. With a relocation to the brand new Ottawa Convention Centre, the use of live entertainment between shows, and attracting famous and …

The Fulcrum catches up with Ottawa Fashion Week designers ATTRACTING DESIGNERS FROM around the globe and featuring a wide range of local talent, Ottawa Fashion Week was the place to be this past weekend. While the glittering runway, glamour, and impressive designs may have stolen the show, the designers behind this year’s fashion week were …

IT’S AN ALL encompassing term used to convey an assortment of subjects such as theatre, visual arts, music, creative writing, and dance; the arts are, to some, simply passing amusements, rather than the foundation of Canadian culture. Usually investing in arts and culture falls to wayside with politicians and is abandoned by the general population. …

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