In/Words launches new poetry collection

Carleton’s literary publication, In/Words, is publishing a poetry chapbook (a short collection of poetry) written by a Carleton humanities student. The Rose Bush and the Myrtle is a collection of poems by Colin Mylrea, and will be released on Jan. 31. The launch party and joint open mic will be held at the Clocktower Brew Pub on Bank Street, featuring a musician and live painter. The small publication has developed a lot since its humble beginnings at Carleton. Founder and professor, Collette Tracey, started In/Words as a university-based magazine back in 2001 with a team of her students. According to editor Manahil Bandukwala, In/Words has expanded into more than just a student-run magazine. “It was started to promote literature and […]

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The Kents play memorable Ottawa show

Taking to the stage in Ottawa for the fifth time, The Kents gripped House of Targ on Jan. 11. You did not have to venture far last Thursday to experience the grown-up indie sound that The Kents have recently become known for. Touring for their latest EP Within Waves, the small-town band has got some new tricks. Their sound has transitioned from their early beginning with indie pop to a mature alternative rock that captivates fans and brings Ottawa out, regardless of the winter weather. The Kents’ first EP Waking was produced while the members were in three different cities across North America. But Within Waves is the result of a more personal collaboration.  “Ninety per cent of it was […]

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Q+A: Vancouver band Rococode

Rococode, an indie pop duo from Vancouver, will be in Ottawa on Nov. 14, at House of Targ. The Charlatan chatted with half of the duo, Andrew Braun, to get their thoughts on playing in the city, their new EP Young Ones, and what’s next. The Charlatan (TC): Young Ones came out back in June. What’s it been like since then? Andrew Braun (AB): Young Ones has been warmly received. We’ve had a lot of support from college radio across North America, and people everywhere have been really positive about our live show. We tried to zero in on much simpler songs with relatable messaging for this EP, and people have definitely reacted to that.  TC: What is the one song […]

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Q+A: Drew Dudley on success and leadership

Drew Dudley, an acclaimed TED talk speaker, returned to Carleton to speak at Fall Orientation. Dudley spoke to first-year students on Sept. 5 about what he wished he knew when heading into university. The Charlatan sat down with him after the lecture to discuss success and leadership. The Charlatan (TC): You talked a lot about individual perceptions of success. How can we make sure our goals are actually our own? Drew Dudley (DD): I think the problem with goals is that they can become really restrictive. One of the things that I started to realize in my life is that you’re far better off giving up on five-year goals and instead embracing [a] five-year memento. What that means is that […]

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Geek Garage Sales pop up all over Ottawa

If you haven’t noticed something strange down the street, you may be missing out on one of Ottawa’s biggest draws for the geek community: garage sales. ​The Ottawa Geek Garage Sale provides a space for locals to host garage sales with a geeky slant. Located in neighbourhoods across Ottawa, the sales are fun-packed and family-oriented. All throughout July, geek collectors, crafters, and cosplayers were welcome to participate in selling fan paraphernalia ranging from comic books to figurines and art. The sale has been around for five years, but hosts continue to join the Facebook network to help vendors across the city. Hosts connect with vendors prior to the sale, allowing vendors to set up tables at the event. Stephanie Crocker […]

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