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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...

A little vintage soul in this geek Downtown vintage clothing shop has more in store than a wardrobe
Nov29

A little vintage soul in this geek Downtown vintage clothing shop has more in store than a wardrobe

Photo by Kyle West By: Drew Simpson A maroon building nestled between shops on King Street East right before Jarvis Street is home to VintageSoulGeek. As the aged gold letters spelling out the shop’s name suggest, it’s a vintage boutique selling clothing, jewelry and accessories. Owned by couple Nik and Connie Bulajic, where Connie is the curator and Nik calls himself the shop boy or shop keeper. As the curator, Connie carefully picks...

Tell us your study habits and we’ll give you something to do in your study breaks!
Nov27

Tell us your study habits and we’ll give you something to do in your study breaks!

Exam season is now upon us and it’s time to form a strategy to tackle December. The most important part of that strategy is finding a way to take care of yourself during this month of studying. Be sure to take some breaks between your study sessions. Take our quiz to get some suggestions on how to spend these precious breaks. How are you studying? [{"title":"Cook some food","points":"2"},{"title":"Take a...

Getting back to chocolate basics Westdale’s The Casual Gourmet hosts a chocolate workshop with Cake & Loaf Bakery chef
Nov22

Getting back to chocolate basics Westdale’s The Casual Gourmet hosts a chocolate workshop with Cake & Loaf Bakery chef

Photos by Kyle West By: Andrew Mrozowski Nestled away on the corner of King Street West and Paisley Avenue South lies a small storefront with kitchen accessories on display in the windows. Peering through, you are sure to see a cute boutique filled with cutlery, appliances and cookware. Only if you go into the store, will you find a functioning kitchen and breakfast bar tucked away in the back-right corner. The Casual Gourmet has made...

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...

The Mush Hole Project Emotional performance share stories of torment and resilience around Canada’s residential school system
Nov22

The Mush Hole Project Emotional performance share stories of torment and resilience around Canada’s residential school system

Photo C/O Mush Hole Project By: Drew Simpson Without any lights on in L. R. Wilson’s Black Box theatre, it can be a dark void and clean slate waiting to be molded. Three school chairs sat staggered, two up front and one centered and backwards. On the attached desk were three dark-red bricks formed into a cross. The chairs sat in front of three projector screens, one facing forward and the other two diagonally placed to enclose the...