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Liberation - Table of Contents
An original poem. Blessed with this fundamental choice, a truth to reclaim my self, for i may choose-- to melt with love, and be so consumed. My heart has broken through a deeper layer, ...
Friday, 15 January 2010
The Road to God Knows . . . : Taking a Different Look at Mental Illness
Bypass the glitz and the stigma, and you get Von Allen's graphic novel The Road To God Knows . . . When we see literature about mental illness, it is usually about the darkest sides of the...
Friday, 22 January 2010
Top Five Film Trends of 2000-2009
Why your favourite movie didn't make anyone's top of the decade list. Click on any entertainment section of pretty much any newspaper, magazine, or blog in the last month or so, and you're bound ...
Friday, 08 January 2010
Book vs. Film: The Lovely Bones
Maybe Peter Jackson and literary adaptations don't go together like peanut butter and jelly. Alice Sebold's 2004 breakthrough novel The Lovely Bones is haunting, violent, beautiful, mysterious, a...
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
Top 25 Albums of the Decade
To mark the close of the decade, Dave Combden breaks down his 25 favourite albums. My girlfriend recently challenged me to compile my picks for the top 25 albums of the decade. I accepted th...
Tuesday, 05 January 2010
Best of Music - 2009
Mike Cullen examines what he considers (in his not so humble opinion) the best album, song, and concerts of 2009. Best Album Lily Allen - It's Not Me, It's You Of all the albums releas...
Thursday, 14 January 2010
Rocking the Mike: January 2010
Reviews of the latest from Beyoncé, Jack's Mannequin, Lady GaGa, John Mayer, Rihanna & Robbie Williams. Album Reviews Jack's Mannequin - Dear Jack (EP) Back when Jack's Mannequin lead si...
Thursday, 21 January 2010
Now, Right Now, Your Love is Liberation
Mike Cullen examines an undervalued Pet Shop Boys song that just might be his personal favourite. "Liberation," the fourth single from Pet Shop Boys' 1993 album Very, is quite the conundrum. It d...
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
Will Hoge's The Wreckage, a Post-MVA Masterpiece
After facing his own mortality, Will Hoge brings us a compelling and impassioned album full of songs that are sure to move. After a rocky year of personal struggle, Tennessee native Will Hoge is ...
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Bringing us Country, Cross-Country: The Deric Ruttan Interview
With his third album out in stores this month and a 20-city tour on the go, Deric Ruttan is just what the Canadian country music scene needs. I sat by the phone on an overcast Wednesday after...
Friday, 29 January 2010
A review of Christopher Morris and Human Cargo’s Night at the NAC
Wayne Current attends Night at the National Arts Centre and wonders, "Is this really the northerner perspective of life in the North?" I was intrigued by the description of Toronto-based multi-di...
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
‘Drinking Alone’ at the OLT
(Cult)ure attended the Ottawa Little Theatre's opening night performance of Norm Foster's Drinking Alone. Meeting your significant other's family for the first time is always a daunting exper...
Friday, 15 January 2010
Getting Bash’d! At The Opera
A decidedly modern take on Romeo & Juliet finds its place at GCTC. The press notes for the new GCTC production, Bash'd! A Gay Rap Opera, reference the show's origins as a fringe performance. ...
Thursday, 28 January 2010
Ask Miss Smartypants - January 4, 2010
Art: Nina Charest Dear Miss Smartypants, At a party over the holidays, I witnessed a friend's wife and a mutual male friend having a heated conversation in another room. I couldn't hear what ...
Monday, 04 January 2010
Ask Miss Smartypants - January 11, 2010
Art: Nina Charest Dear Miss Smartypants, My best friend/roommate has a new girlfriend. We were all pretty excited when he found someone new since it's been a few years now since his last ser...
Monday, 11 January 2010
Ask Miss Smartypants - January 18, 2010
Art: Nina Charest Dear Miss Smartypants, My interactions with my roommate's boyfriend have been fairly limited, but just as I was getting ready to leave the other day, I heard him buzz into ...
Monday, 18 January 2010
Ask Miss Smartypants - January 25, 2010
Art: Nina Charest Dear Miss Smartypants, A few months ago, someone at my boyfriend's workplace complained to HR about his better benefits and pay. They were what he negotiated with his contr...
Monday, 25 January 2010
January’s Ten-Letter Swear Word: Resolution
Nobody likes them, everybody cringes at making one, so how do you make yours stick? You count down with everyone around you while scrambling to get beside that perfect person you want to kiss wh...
Thursday, 07 January 2010
China Dérive: Collapsing Environment
Anyone still in denial that the biosphere is sick really needs to visit China. Anyone still in denial that the biosphere is sick really needs to visit China. Nothing can prepare you for the start...
Wednesday, 20 January 2010
Dear Lobster: Why Must You Taste So Good?
Is it possible to eat fresh lobster without feeling inhumane? As I get older, I keep surprising myself: I apparently really enjoy so many of the foods I absolutely despised as a child. Broccoli, ...
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
The Liberating Power of Gentle Touch
Pam Fitch, a registered massage therapist and professor in Ottawa, has been helping sexual abuse survivors for over 20 years and testifies to the power of massage therapy. Pam Fitch never pla...
Wednesday, 06 January 2010
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