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Women in action Women’s Adventure Film Tour brings stories of inspiring women to Hamilton’s Playhouse Cinema
Mar12

Women in action Women’s Adventure Film Tour brings stories of inspiring women to Hamilton’s Playhouse Cinema

Photo C/O Women’s Adventure Film Tour The Women’s Adventure Film Tour first premiered to a sold-out crowd in Sydney, Australia in May 2017. Since then, the film tour has left its home country and toured across Asia, Europe and North America. This spring, it is coming to Eastern Canada with a stop at Hamilton’s historic Playhouse Cinema on March 21. The tour celebrates the extraordinary adventures of women by putting on a selection of...

New beginnings with old roots Westdale Theatre reopens with a fresh new look for the community
Feb26

New beginnings with old roots Westdale Theatre reopens with a fresh new look for the community

Photo by Kyle West By: Natalie Clark When the quaint and beloved Westdale Theatre closed down in early 2017, residents of the Westdale community and many McMaster students were especially upset. Although fairly run down, the Westdale had been the community’s hot spot for Friday night dates, Hollywood’s must-see films and the best popcorn in town for as long as anyone could remember. On Feb. 14, the Westdale community celebrated the...

J’aime lesbian chiens French artist Diane “Obom” Obomsawin creates profound feminist comics and animations
Mar22

J’aime lesbian chiens French artist Diane “Obom” Obomsawin creates profound feminist comics and animations

By: Hess Sahlollbey Two anthropomorphic dog-women lay on a Grecian style bed in bliss while a cherub plays a horn amidst a mustard yellow background. The cover of J’aime les filles (I Like Girls) by Diane “Obom” Obomswin firmly establishes its surreal presentation. A Montréal-based comics creator, Obomsawin originally lived abroad in France for 20 years before moving to Quebec permanently in the 80s. Rent made Montréal more affordable...

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...

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...

The most published mathematician since Euclid Former McMaster professor James Stewart is featured in a new documentary
Aug04

The most published mathematician since Euclid Former McMaster professor James Stewart is featured in a new documentary

The late James Stewart was a man of many talents and interests. He graduated with a master of science from Stanford and a doctor of philosophy from the University of Toronto. For a period of time during his three decades as a professor at McMaster, Stewart was also a member of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra as a violinist. He became known as an LGBT activist as he helped launch the Pride movement in Hamilton through his own...