To The Point

“Painter …. understood that the overall goal of removals, allotments, treaties, reservations and reserves, terminations, and relocation’s, was not simply to limit and control the movement of Native peoples, but more importantly to relieve them of their land base.”

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Stilt walkers and actors perform the history of water treatment and delivery in Hamilton.
Stilt walkers and other performers the history of water delivery in Hamilton. Sean Hurley

Finale delights everyone

There was a standing-room-only crowd on hand for the closing reception to the month long DeLight Festival at the Hamilton Steam Museum on Woodward Avenue this past weekend. It was worth it. The Hamilton Aerial Group provided a unique telling of Hamilton’s water history that was spellbinding. With intricate costumes, puppets, and recorded music, a …

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Part of Donna Arkey's piece at night. Photo by Jeff Hayward.
Part of Donna Arkey's The Last icebergs at night. Photo by Jeff Hayward. Photo by Jeff Hayward.

‘Tip of the Iceberg’ vandalized at Andrew Warburton Memorial Park

Donna Akrey’s comment on the vandalism against her installation on the Pipeline Trail was candid: “…the layers of meaning in a work to ‘replenish’ icebergs being vandalized is pretty poignant.” Akrey’s work contains many layers of meaning for anyone willing to contemplate it. The installation provides moulds in which the Hamilton artist invites viewers to …

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deLight Festival: Last Days of Ice and Snow

Red Tree Collective, in collaboration with Hamilton Dialogues and Pipeline Trail Hamilton presents the 4th annual DeLight Festival February 1st to 29th, 2020 A multi disciplinary festival with installations of visual art, poetry, sound and community art along the Pipeline Trail between London Street North and Strathearne Avenue. Hamilton’s Pipeline Trail is an urban walking path with …

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Review: When Poverty Mattered: Then and now

Like many Canadian cities, Hamilton is beset with crises of poverty. From the steady erosion of affordable housing, to an increasingly visible homeless population, to addiction, mental health, and the stigmatization of entire neighbourhoods, Hamilton struggles with both the direct and indirect costs of poverty. Society relies upon volunteer organizations and underfunded social services to …

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The Starless Sea: Land of Books and Honey

The Starless Sea – Erin Morgenstern “Not all stories speak to all listeners, but all listeners can find a story that does, somewhere, sometime. In one form or another.” This sentence in The Starless Sea is writer Erin Morgenstern taunting the reader. “Read my book. Find your story. Come on. I dare you”, Morgenstern challenges. …

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An odd couple in Nice – A book review of Akin by Emma Donoghue

Noah is about to spend his 80th birthday in Nice, France revisiting his birthplace that he hasn’t seen since he was four. His wife died almost a decade before, although she still pops in to be the sassy voice of reason in his head. He plans on investigating the mystery surrounding his mother when she …

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Big Johnny Blue and friends jam for peace

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1567994858851{margin-top: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;}”]Feature photo by Ivan Sorensen.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] [sam_pro id=1_11 codes=”true”][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]On Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th of September, Big Johnny Blue, my band, is putting together a music festival to celebrate PEACE. Peace is a word which has been taken for granted and that can seem so hollow. I …

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