Arts

LETTING GO OF summer is a bittersweet process—but that doesn’t have to the case for your wardrobe. As we adjust to new routines, classes, and life on campus, the chillier climate impacts our fashion choices while our summer staples lay forgotten in the back of our closets. However, incorporating your summer style into your fall …

Law of attraction expert Marlene Keys to give seminar in Ottawa “GOOD THINGS COME to those who wait.” How often is this phrase loosely thrown around? We all know that such an expression preaches the importance of patience. It’s similar to the idiom “all in good time.” But what if there was a way of …

Local theatre company shuts down for 2011–12 season  THIRD WALL THEATRE Company will cancel its shows for the 2011–12 season due to financial issues associated with grant reductions from the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Ottawa. Scheduled to perform Three Sisters, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and Checklist for an Armed Robber, the …

Vancouver’s Said the Whale talks challenges, triumphs, and winning America IN THE FOUR short years since Said the Whale was formed, the band has toured across the continent, earned national acclaim at home, released a handful of albums, and was featured in a full-length documentary on CBC. For the Vancouver-based indie-rock quintet, success did not …

Local clothing store turns 15 PEOPLE GENERALLY COME to Ottawa for the novelty of visiting Canada’s capital. Tourists take in its beautiful landscape, historical monuments, and its academic and bureaucratic atmosphere, but rarely its fashion. As the humble neighbour of major cities like Toronto and Montreal, Ottawa’s fashion scene is mercilessly outshone by the gleaming …

OIAF comes to town FOR THOSE WHO didn’t know, the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is the largest animation festival in North America, and it’s growing every year. There were over 2,000 entries in the 2011 competition, but only 151 made the cut. Taking place from Sept. 21–25, the festival includes a final selection of …

Annual speculative fiction conference hits Ottawa for a big weekend CAN-CON IS BACK! From Sept. 9–11, the Society for Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Fiction will be holding their annual science fiction and fantasy conference at the Travelodge Hotel Ottawa and Conference Centre. From comics to cosplay, fiction panels to folk singing, this year’s …

Dave Russell THE MUSIC OF Sarnia-born folk artist Dave Russell is nothing but a big helping of classic Canadiana—only better. Abandoning the archetypal lyricism and overly simplistic strumming of a tired genre, Russell takes hints from folk-pop, roots, country, and rock ‘n roll to breathe new life into his obviously Ontario-inspired work. Russell’s lyrics are unparalleled …

AS THE LEAVES begin to fall and August becomes a mere memory, students begrudgingly surrender to a new school year. For most of us autumn means a new semester and slowly settling into everyday routines, but for big-shot TV conglomerates, it signals the start of fall programming. Conveniently, our favourite television shows start just when …

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