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A Jewish Presence

[Electric City/Faiths} Peterborough’s Jewish community has just come to the end of the High Holy Days, a religious observance in late September and early October that starts with the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, and ends ten days later with Yom Kippur. Having marked their most significant holiday together as Jews, they are now widening […]

What’s On in the Arts: October 2017

Here is your complete listings of arts and culture events happening in Peterborough in October 2017. For a complete list of music events, see our events calendar. Visual Art // Theatre and Performance // Film // Literary Arts   Visual Art 150 Years of Canada’s History: Featuring Peterborough County // Ongoing to October 8 // […]

The Safety Dance

{Pop/Rant] We live in uncertain times. Terror attacks seem to occur on a weekly basis. White nationalists march freely in the streets. And the threat of nuclear war hangs over us all. Not to mention that big orange idiot in the White House creating international calamities on a weekly (daily?) basis. But with crisis comes […]

High Top Flip Flops: Music, Humour, and Diaspora

Being a brown kid in Canada isn’t easy, but it’s becoming less lonely through the internet and its power to connect humans with each other. A once isolating experience, the advent of mediums like YouTube and Twitter extend ethnic minorities a lifeline to other Canadians going through similar life experiences. Scarborough’s Lilly Singh, a.k.a Superwoman, […]

The Search for Peterborough’s Best Take-Out Poutine

Whether you’re feeling peckish on a warm autumn afternoon, or searching for a savoury snack while stumbling home from the Spill, there’s one dish that is sure to satisfy your cravings: the great Canadian comfort food, poutine. This heavenly polygamous marriage of potato, gravy, and curd is plentiful here in the Peter-patch—perhaps too plentiful. With […]

5 Questions: Shelley Adler

Shelley Adler is a Toronto-based artist, best known for her large, stylized paintings of women. Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Adler studied at the prestigious Edinburgh College of Art, and obtained degrees in Fine Arts from both York University and Boston University. She has been honing her focus on portraiture for nearly three decades, with exhibitions […]

A Guide to the Theatres of Peterborough

If you entertain any doubt that theatre is a force to be reckoned with in Peterborough, I’m here to set you straight. It wasn’t hard to come up with a whopping 35 diverse theatre and performance production organizations in our fair town.   Amber Coast Theatrical Trent alum and performer Lucas DeLuca works with other […]

What’s On in the Arts: September 2017

Here is your complete listings of arts and culture events happening in Peterborough in September 2017. For a complete list of music events, see our events calendar. Visual Art // Theatre and Performance // Film // Literary Arts   Visual Art William Robinson: Pickard Quarry Transpose // Ongoing to September 9 // Artspace // more […]

To Be a Muse

The walls of the Only are covered with photos: Hendrix, the Beatles, the Who… It’s a shrine to these seemingly unique and god-like individuals, and to the lifestyle of sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll that they represent. But when Chanty Lemieux and Lynx O’Leary, hosts of the Muses and Stuff Podcast, look at these walls, they […]

Pedalling in the Patch

Imagine a city where there is no real rush hour, and many kilometres of pristine bike lanes connect to even smoother off-road car-free multi-use trails that then connect you to smaller surrounding towns. In this biketastic city, there’s even a bike lane right down the main street. For the past decade, I have been promoting […]