Finding your footing On making a new city feel like home
Apr05

Finding your footing On making a new city feel like home

When I first moved to Hamilton in the fall of 2014, I’d visited the city once before, for a tour of McMaster. It was a bony, grey day in November, and most of what I remember is a confusing maze of campus parking and one-way streets. The trip culminated in an accidental voyage up the mountain, and although I didn’t know it at the time, it was my first bird’s eye view of the city I would come to love almost as much as the city where I...

Meals and memories After four years, the Silhouette and its staff have helped me foster a love for Hamilton and a future in food journalism
Apr05

Meals and memories After four years, the Silhouette and its staff have helped me foster a love for Hamilton and a future in food journalism

How should I remember these past four years? As one of the many graduating staff members at the Silhouette, I think a lot of us are thinking and obviously writing about how to make sense of the past four or more years at McMaster and at the paper. My life has been structured around the weekly publication schedule since first year. The paper has also helped me realize some of most important passions: writing and food. I realize that...

City centre One of the wonders and  oddities of downtown  Hamilton architecture has a history of promise, neglect and potential resurgence
Apr05

City centre One of the wonders and oddities of downtown Hamilton architecture has a history of promise, neglect and potential resurgence

On 77 James Street North lies the entrance to a peculiar building. Vintage lettering reading “City Centre” greet those who pass by from the top of a glass canopy supported by teal blue columns. Brick walls pose an ominous presence to anyone looking at it from the outside and the obsessively symmetrical architecture follows a strict pastel colour palette on the inside. The building is known as the Hamilton City Centre, but I did not...

Bringing in the good Vibez Caribbean and Southern food restaurant opens up along King Street
Mar29

Bringing in the good Vibez Caribbean and Southern food restaurant opens up along King Street

On Valentine’s Day this year, Vibez quietly opened up in Hamilton’s east end. There was no grand opening or advertising campaign, but rather the mouth-watering aroma of grilled chicken wafting onto the street that brought in a steady stream of hungry passersby. A walk through the Caribbean and Southern food spot’s bright red door first signals chimes, then an enthusiastic greeting by Kristan Webber at the register before she runs back...

Great Red Peppers You have to try the noodles and rice at this classic James Street North Chinese restaurant
Mar29

Great Red Peppers You have to try the noodles and rice at this classic James Street North Chinese restaurant

What is it?  Despite the countless walks along James Street North this year, I’ve found each stroll to be a little different. Whether it’s a new opening or discovering an old spot for the first time, James Street has become a consistent destination for last-minute dinner plans. In particular, Great Red Peppers, a Chinese restaurant at the corner of James Street North and Rebecca Street, has become a go-to choice for a pick-me-up meal...

Fearless fantasy fiction Radio and television host “Fearless” Fred Kennedy to release another Canadian comic classic
Mar29

Fearless fantasy fiction Radio and television host “Fearless” Fred Kennedy to release another Canadian comic classic

By: Hess Sahlollbey If there’s one person you’re bound to run into every year at Toronto Comic Con, it’s “Fearless” Fred Kennedy. Whether he’s moderating panels or hosting a Q&A, this writer and long-time host on “102.1 the Edge” and “Teletoon At Night” is expanding his conquests across all media platforms. Kennedy will soon be amping up his creative workload with another book this summer with a new imprint, Black Mask Studios....