The Trudeau government has elected to make the fall of Maryam Monsef—once their rising star, and still hometown hero to Peterborough’s progressives—a shuffle instead. I wrote in in September of 2016 that time would tell whether the electoral reform...
If you don’t know the name Joe Stable, you should. Stable is a local Peterborough artist with a new exhibit at Gallery in the Attic (GITA) called New Copper Drawings. “About four months ago, I discovered these sheets of copper....
I’m guessing that the overlap of artists who have been featured on both CBC Radio One and Lollapalooza is relatively small. Alexandra Oliver is one who finds herself in this uncommon crossroads. Her poetry embodies another sort of tension. Aesthetically...
The Peterborough Humane Society (PHS) and the Ontario Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) are working with a number of Indigenous groups to deal with dog overpopulation on some of the northern reserves. Last Friday, 58...
This is the fourth in a multiple-part series of articles detailing various local issues that student voters are going to be most interested in come voting day, October 27. Next week’s article will be about the transportation. One of the major...
Beware the Ides of March! And by “Ides” I mean garlic, and by “March” I mean the Pizza Factory’s dressing. Stabbing Caesar is a one-person quest to review every Caesar salad in Peterborough. Our first adventure: The Pizza Factory, est. 1980....
Knotaknew Bookstore: I’m Your Man- The Life Of Leonard Cohen ($9.95) by Sylvie Simmons sits in the back of just after the fiction section. On a carousel right beside the Science Fiction shelf you’ll find Newfoundland writer Michael Crummey’s critical...
While I’ve always been conscious of accessibility issues, the recent experience of someone very dear to me has hit me like a revelation of the magnitude of our callous neglect with which we collectively dismiss the needs of those...
When we read Charles Bukowski’s short fiction, novels, and essays, we never hear anything about the movies. Why? “I hate movies,” he mentions in an interview about Barfly (1987), the film he wrote the script for. Director Barbet Schroeder, a...
Last Thursday, October 8, the Kawartha World Issues Centre (KWIC), the World University Services Canada (WUSC), and the Student Association for International Development (SAID) hosted a panel to discuss the Syrian Refugee Crisis and Canada’s role. The well-balanced panel...