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Speaking your mind Sitting down with Hamiltonian director Cyrus Baetz
Nov14

Speaking your mind Sitting down with Hamiltonian director Cyrus Baetz

Header photo: A still from the Speak Your Mind trailer Hamilton has become an increasingly popular destination for production companies to film their projects. From Netflix’s Umbrella Academy to Marvel Studios’ The Incredible Hulk, pictures of all genres were created on the streets that we call home. One such movie is an indie project called Speak Your Mind, directed by Hamilton-born Cyrus Baetz. Baetz called Dundas home throughout...

One Earth, One People, One Love Kronos String Quartet performs at Mac accompanied by NASA recordings
Nov07

One Earth, One People, One Love Kronos String Quartet performs at Mac accompanied by NASA recordings

Photo C/O Kronos Quartet Space, the final frontier — these are the words uttered by television’s space captain Jean-Luc Picard aboard the starship Enterprise-D. Star Trek nurtured the world’s passion for space exploration, inspiring awe and wonder about the dark abyss that surrounds us. We exist in this unknown under the twinkling lights of the stars, in the midst of the slow harmonious orbit of planets dancing to the music of outer...

Brewing up change in the Hammer MERIT Brewing Company demands accountability from local and industrial powers
Oct12

Brewing up change in the Hammer MERIT Brewing Company demands accountability from local and industrial powers

Photos by Matty Flader / Photo Reporter Recently, Hamilton has seen an influx of craft breweries establishing themselves around the city. With craft beer on the rise, MERIT Brewing Company is one of the industry leaders, brewing locally in their space on 107 James St. North.  Co-founder of MERIT and McMaster alumnus, Tej Sandhu, wanted to create a communal, welcoming space by combining a tap room, brewery, kitchen and bottle shop. ...

Sillies: Staff taste test pumpkin spice lattes

It’s pumpkin spice latte season, right? Our staff really doesn’t know any better… We taste tested SIX pumpkin spice lattes and tried to guess where they’re from! Watch most of us realize that we’re not the biggest fans of the popular fall drink. How do you feel about your local...

Moving the daily grind Relay Coffee Roasters finds a new home on King William Street
Oct03

Moving the daily grind Relay Coffee Roasters finds a new home on King William Street

Photos by Matty Flader / Photo Reporter King William Street is known throughout Hamilton for housing some of the finest restaurants the city has to offer. While the two blocks are great for a night out on the town, there is a lack of grab and go items. Husband and wife duo, Jason and Rachel Hofing, found what it would take to fill this gap. This led to the development of their own coffee/cafe brand.  Before creating one of Hamilton’s...