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Inside the mind of an allegorical minimalist Artist focuses on two communal projects during residency at the Art Gallery of Hamilton
Jan23

Inside the mind of an allegorical minimalist Artist focuses on two communal projects during residency at the Art Gallery of Hamilton

Photos by Matty Flader / Photo Reporter By Donna Nadeem, Contributor As part of a year-long residency at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, artist Reinhard Reitzenstein is exploring ideas of the natural world and technology through sculpture and drawing in collaboration with the Hamilton community. While an established artist, Reitzenstein’s residency has been an opportunity to reintroduce himself and his artistic identity to the public...

Rewriting history Deanna Bowen’s A Harlem Nocturne turns the invisible into the visible
Jan23

Rewriting history Deanna Bowen’s A Harlem Nocturne turns the invisible into the visible

Photos by Matty Flader / Photo Reporter It’s no secret that Canada has a long history of systemic racism and injustice. However, much of that history has been buried deep, locked away in old filing cabinets in disused archives. Deanna Bowen’s exhibit, A Harlem Nocturne, seeks to break open those cabinets and reveal that history to the world. Deanna Bowen is an interdisciplinary artist based out of Toronto. Her work...

Thanks for the meme-ories The Hammer Memer is creating a sense of community online, one meme at a time
Jan23

Thanks for the meme-ories The Hammer Memer is creating a sense of community online, one meme at a time

What is a meme? The Cambridge English Dictionary defines a meme as an “idea, image, video etc. that is spread very quickly on the internet.” But is that all? Memes are increasingly becoming a mode of communication and community building, particularly among younger generations. The Hammer Memer, a Hamilton-based meme account with over 6,000 followers, describes it as a “virtual handshake”— a fitting description given handshakes are...

Are you in the right program? It’s the start of a new decade and we’re starting to second-guess ourselves . . .
Jan16

Are you in the right program? It’s the start of a new decade and we’re starting to second-guess ourselves . . .

Embark on a journey of self-rediscovery to determine whether or not you belong in your undergraduate faculty. Pick an elective French The Causes of War Astronomy: The Big Questions What’s an elective??? Microeconomics Human Physiology and Anatomy Where’s your favourite study spot on campus? Thode all day, every day MUSC third floor Empty room in BSB Studying on campus? Pfft. You can find me at the nearest café Find me in an empty MDCL...

One-of-a-kind theatre in the steel city The Frost Bites festival showcases experimentational, site-specific performance
Jan16

One-of-a-kind theatre in the steel city The Frost Bites festival showcases experimentational, site-specific performance

Photo C/O Kaz Ehara/Verity Creative Inc. Four days, seven shows and one location. For the past five years, the Frost Bites theatre festival has created a space for non-traditional theatre in Hamilton. Frost Bites focuses on site-specific theatre, which means that the shows are created for a particular venue. Therefore, shows can only be performed in one space and at one time.  This year the festival is taking place in and drawing...

Uncle Ray’s Food & Liqour Toronto-based eatery finds a new home in the Hammer
Jan09

Uncle Ray’s Food & Liqour Toronto-based eatery finds a new home in the Hammer

What It Is: Uncle Ray’s Food & Liquor (10 James St. North) brings a taste of Toronto’s Union Chicken to Hamilton. While on the Toronto menu, Uncle Ray’s is a section dedicated to fried chicken, the new Hamilton restaurant focuses on and expands this concept, becoming the fourth location to house “Ray’s Famous Fried Chicken”. Over the last few months on James Street North, you may have noticed the decal of a bunny wearing an eye...