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Showcasing a work in progress Southern Ontario artists showcase their fragile side with a piece of unfinished work
Nov29

Showcasing a work in progress Southern Ontario artists showcase their fragile side with a piece of unfinished work

Artwork by Drew Taylor By: Andrew Mrozowski For many artists, creating their work is a very emotional experience, forcing them to go through various stages. At one point they could feel wonderful and happy before immediately turning to disappointment. This creates a fragile state for artists and makes them feel vulnerable with their unfinished piece. On Nov. 30, 13 various artists from Mississauga to Niagara Falls will come together...

In the kitchen with Brandon Jackson   The ultimate student hack on carbonara with instant ramen
Nov29

In the kitchen with Brandon Jackson   The ultimate student hack on carbonara with instant ramen

Photos by Kyle West Influenced by Jackson’s ramen restaurant, Slurp Ramen, this recipe incorporates the fresh and high quality produce found at his fingertips at the Hamilton Farmers Market. While Slurp Ramen’s kitchen is steps away from some of the city’s best local produce, cheese and meat vendors, you too can be inspired by the ingredients and flavours of the downtown market. This recipe takes your instant ramen noodles to the next...

Hamilton singer-songwriter releases moody debut EP Emo dream pop artist Ellis takes a DIY approach to creating her sound and aesthetic
Nov22

Hamilton singer-songwriter releases moody debut EP Emo dream pop artist Ellis takes a DIY approach to creating her sound and aesthetic

Photos C/O Ariel Bader-Shamai The music video for Ellis’ first single “The Drain” opens with less than a second of television static. That glimpse of static appears several more times throughout the course of the video but it’s more than just a motif for the video, it’s the overarching theme of her debut project, The Fuzz. Ellis is the musical project of Hamilton-based singer-songwriter Linnea Siggelkow, who derived the name from her...

Skip the lines and stay online this holiday shopping season Your guide to local Etsy shops for unique holiday gifts under $30
Nov20

Skip the lines and stay online this holiday shopping season Your guide to local Etsy shops for unique holiday gifts under $30

Photo C/O @florahue I’ve always struggled to give special and personalized gifts to those I care about without breaking the bank. One of the best ways I’ve learned to navigate this is to find unique creators for holiday shopping. Etsy is a hub for original products that make great gifts and by choosing local stores, you lower your shipping cost and support local creatives. Check out these local Etsy shops that sell great products for...

Pumpkin House shines a light on music charity The Rovinellis are outfitting their front lawn with hundreds of pumpkins to raise money for AIFEC
Oct23

Pumpkin House shines a light on music charity The Rovinellis are outfitting their front lawn with hundreds of pumpkins to raise money for AIFEC

Photo C/O @marry.feddema Most family neighbourhoods know that one house where the residents are really into Halloween. Before September is over they’re already setting up in the light of day knowing that in a few weeks, the cover of night and the cloak of costume will transform it into something haunted or simply spectacular. Casey and Jen Rovinelli own that house. From when they moved into their Glenfern Avenue property in 2010, they...

Exhibit challenges the way Canadian landscapes are perceived Socrates exhibition challenges ideas around Canadian landscapes and art
Oct04

Exhibit challenges the way Canadian landscapes are perceived Socrates exhibition challenges ideas around Canadian landscapes and art

Photos by Razan Samara By Adrienne Klein   The Shifting Ground Lines: Shifting Pluralist Perspectives exhibition explores how cultural backgrounds influence their view of landscapes and use of land through framed depictions of Canadian landscapes, from Carl Ray’s Medicine Bear to Lawren Harris’ Lake and Mountains, hanging on the crisp black walls of the main floor of L.R. Wilson. Shifting Ground Lines: Shifting Pluralist Perspectives...