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Action and awareness through arts and culture journalism A year in review of the Sil's reporting on arts and culture in Hamilton
Apr03

Action and awareness through arts and culture journalism A year in review of the Sil's reporting on arts and culture in Hamilton

By Nisha Gill, Staff Writer “My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get to be so late so soon?” wrote Dr. Seuss. Over the last year, there has been increasing awareness and action on a number of important issues: including accountability, accessibility, climate change, diversity and 2SLGBTQIA+ rights. The arts and culture community in Hamilton, including the Arts & Culture section here at the Silhouette, have been working...

A reading list for the weeks ahead Books to help you both connect with others and disconnect from the world during days of social distancing
Mar26

A reading list for the weeks ahead Books to help you both connect with others and disconnect from the world during days of social distancing

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor By Nisha Gill, Staff Writer In light of the unprecedented challenges and changes that have come with the past few weeks, it has become even more important to take care of yourself and invest in coping mechanisms that help maintain your connection to others, while still practicing social distancing. What better way to do this than to have your nose in a book? The world of books is boundless. There is...

Five Netflix movies you need to watch right now Enjoy these new and old titles during your COVID-19 physical distancing
Mar26

Five Netflix movies you need to watch right now Enjoy these new and old titles during your COVID-19 physical distancing

Photo by Cindy Cui / Photo Editor By Adrian Salopek, Staff Writer Are you bored at home with nothing to do? Are you wanting to spend time with your friends but can’t think of any fun activities other than working on homework or refreshing the Worldometer Coronavirus Update religiously? Check out these five Netflix movies from the comfort of your own bed.  Skype or Facetime your friends and turn it into a fun movie night using Google...

Puppeteering on the rise How local puppeteer Benton Lowe has made puppeteering mainstream in Hamilton
Mar21

Puppeteering on the rise How local puppeteer Benton Lowe has made puppeteering mainstream in Hamilton

Photos C/O Benton Lowe By Adrian Salopek, Staff Writer  As kids, watching puppets on TV was a surreal experience. Wonderfully wacky creatures helping you learn your ABCs, your 123s and ultimately becoming a friend in the process. Local puppeteer Benton Lowe has made a name for himself in Hamilton and has allowed puppeteering to flourish as an art form in the city.  By putting on shows at the Hamilton Public Library and appearing on...

Encouraging exploration beyond the digital world The Printed Word is a unique place to explore and connect without the strain of technology
Mar20

Encouraging exploration beyond the digital world The Printed Word is a unique place to explore and connect without the strain of technology

Photo C/O @our.reading.nook on Instagram  By Nisha Gill, Staff Writer As technology continues to evolve and play an increasingly large role in our everyday lives, taking time away from it has never been more important. However, the temptations of technology are difficult to resist and, as a result, there are very few places where one is able to truly disconnect. The Printed Word (69 King St. W.), is one of those few places where it is...