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Casa del Popolo

The ‘House of the People,’ or Casa del Popolo as it’s known, is a Montreal community staple you can’t miss. For almost 13 years, it’s been fulfilling a particular set of desires common to the Montreal citizenry: good vegetarian food, good coffee, good liquor, good tunes, and great local art.[Read More…]

An educational outing with a sweet twist

The island of Montreal is encircled by sugar shacks. Every spring, workers tap into the melting, sugary ichor of the maple tree, and together produce 77 per cent of the world’s maple syrup. This year, a mild winter and an early burst of heat may have put a damper on the bottom[Read More…]

An educational outing with a sweet twist

The island of Montreal is encircled by sugar shacks. Every spring, workers tap into the melting, sugary ichor of the maple tree, and together produce 77 per cent of the world’s maple syrup. This year, a mild winter and an early burst of heat may have put a damper on[Read More…]

Women’s History Month

  March is Women’s History Month both across the pond and south of the border, while International Women’s Day falls this Thursday worldwide. Canada’s own Women’s History Month is October, a month more frequently associated with essays and Halloween parties. And so, there’s no time like the present to remind[Read More…]

Girls’ Generation: The Boys

The first North American album release by Korean dance-pop group Girls’ Generation (or SNSD), The Boys caps off SNSD’s five-year rise to stardom since their Korean debut in 2007, landing them a label spot with Universal—home to Lady Gaga and Eminem.  The titular track is the album’s flagship, and the[Read More…]

Halloween weekend brings out the crazy and creative

Marri Lynn Knadle The boulevards and venues of Montreal are always filled with interesting looks, both ready off-the-rack and cobbled together from finds in fripperies. But this Halloween weekend, the cement catwalks and bodyheat-heated clubs became an innovative monster mishmash of the ghoulish, the garish, and the great. Whether it[Read More…]

Caffeine pick-me-ups at Pikolo

Sam Reynolds After three months of successful service, Pikolo at 3418 Avenue du Parc marked its official opening with a celebratory fête last Wednesday. The occasion featured an in-house DJ and white balloons, along with a crowd that was even larger than usual. Despite the rush, the service was characteristically[Read More…]

My CSIS and desist

 My dad keeps emailing me a link to apply to be an Intelligence Officer in the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. Since moving 4,000 kilometres away from my home town and leaving frequent face-time with him behind, what was once a playful career pitch over martinis has now become a quasi-regular[Read More…]

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