In the pressure cooker Preparing your own food can be the best form of stress relief
Nov30

In the pressure cooker Preparing your own food can be the best form of stress relief

It’s the end of November; assignments are due, finals are imminent, I’m writing a graduate school admissions test in two weeks and the scones I have in the oven are almost ready to come out. The timer finishes and rings. I scramble to the kitchen, pull the tray out and leave it to cool. Back to studying. I grew up cooking and baking with my mother. At first, I mostly just stirred in (and ate) chocolate chips. But as I got older, I got...

The journey west Abedar Kamgari explores displacement and diaspora through 87-kilometre walk
Nov30

The journey west Abedar Kamgari explores displacement and diaspora through 87-kilometre walk

After 27 of walking from Toronto to Hamilton, Abedar Kamgari and her crew of four were overcome by a wave of exhaustion as they dipped their swollen feet in buckets of ice water. The crew stayed patient and supportive as Abedar silently travelled through concrete jungle, open land and back to the familiar sidewalks of downtown Hamilton. With each step of the journey, Abedar was recalling memories and experiences of being a refugee and...

Hamilton meets Campinas Hamilton’s culture could be explained by a distant cousin, the Brazilian city of Campinas
Nov30

Hamilton meets Campinas Hamilton’s culture could be explained by a distant cousin, the Brazilian city of Campinas

By: Antonio Vianna Some cities are too big, some cities are too small. Some cities are neither big enough to be too big, nor small enough to be too small. This statement points to the existence of one specific kind of town that is clearly not a small one, but might display some characteristics of a tiny village. At the same time, it can have access to certain resources that are commonly associated with a huge metropolis, such as...

Momentum for disability activism Disability justice “unconference”  brings together activists, community members and allies
Nov30

Momentum for disability activism Disability justice “unconference” brings together activists, community members and allies

With International Day of Persons with Disabilities around the corner, disability justice activists in Hamilton through the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion (HCCI) decided to host the first Disability Justice Unconference: Momentum. Community organizer Sarah Jama pointed out that the “unconference” is one of the very few events aimed at commemorating the annual date designated by the United Nations. The event is sponsored by...

Printmaking in the Steel City
Nov30

Printmaking in the Steel City

There is a special affinity for the tactile and tangible within Hamilton’s artist community. Printmaking in the city is a growing medium that allows artists to share their stories and ideas through manual labour. Whether artists choose screen-printing, intaglio, wood block pressings and century old letterpress technologies to pursue their craft, creatives aren’t limited to one sort of medium to learn or pursue. The physical nature of...

Have your elf a good time Your guide to the holiday season in Hamilton
Nov28

Have your elf a good time Your guide to the holiday season in Hamilton

From craft shows and bazaars, to winter activities and cozy places to visit, here are some must-attend events happening around the city this holiday season. Disclaimer: These suggestions were made by a pun-loving person while listening to Mariah Carey’s 1994 Merry Christmas Album. Handmade Hamilton: A Holiday Craft Show and Sale When: Saturday December 2nd & Sunday December 3rd, 2017 at 11 am to 5 pm Where: Staircase Café Theatre...