Satirical art thriving under U.S. administration

When Michael de Adder received news of U.S. President Donald Trump’s election, he said he felt shock and anger, and decided to pick up his pens and draw a picture of Trump kissing a reluctant Lady Liberty. A Halifax-based, award-winning editorial cartoonist, de Adder is one cartoonist among many who has found plenty to draw about during this new American presidential term. “If everything was hunky-dory in the world, cartoonists would have a hard go of it,” de Adder said. “But politics, being what it is, always leads to situations that are ripe for lampooning. And right now, the situation couldn’t be better for cartoonists.” For de Adder, what motivates him to draw political cartoons is anger. He said his […]

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CUAG hosts Spring Art Showcase

Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG) hosted its Annual Spring Art Showcase and Art Party on March 30. The event was organized in partnership with the Carleton Art History Undergraduate Society and the Campus Activity Board. The showcase included art-making activities with special guest artist Ojo Agi. Agi led a workshop with portraits of Black feminine figures, chalk and charcoal. “I’m here running the arts table, so people can come and chill out here before the show starts. We’re doing colouring pages of Beyoncé, Lupita, and Solange,” Agi said. CUAG also hosted The Other NFB: The National Film Board’s Still Photography Division, which displayed photos of Canadian culture from the 40s through 50s. Yannick Anton and David Ofori Zapparoli created Outside […]

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Review: Rainbow Rowell’s Carry On

You know that a book is really special when you want to reread it right after you finish it for the first time, and then again and again and again. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell was that kind of book for me. The moment I reached the last page, I went back just to read my favorite parts again, and then I figured I might as well give the whole thing another read. In the end, I read it three more times. Just reading other reviews and comments about Carry On online, I see I’m not the only person who had to read it again and again, and this says something about the quality of this book.  We first met […]

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Juno Awards take over Ottawa for the week

Legends were honoured, diversity was recognized and Canadian music was celebrated at the 2017 Juno Awards in Ottawa. The week-long festivities ran from March 27 to April 2 and featured a variety of events and performances to celebrate Canada 150, all culminating in the Juno Awards show at the Canadian Tire Centre. Mayor Jim Watson said he was pleased the Juno Awards were back in Ottawa for the third time. “This is a very exciting time in our city’s history,” Watson told The Charlatan in an interview. “We worked really hard to attract them here, so we’re delighted with all of the programs leading up to the big awards.” The awards helped bring many popular local artists back to Ottawa. […]

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Prism brings Kosmic back to its roots

On one side of the room, Kosmic attendees viewed art installations from architecture and industrial design students. On the other side, a sea of partygoers filled the dancefloor shouting the words to “Stacy’s Mom” and “Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy.” Students from the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism hosted their annual Kosmic party on March 25 in a packed house at Barrymore’s music hall. Here, attendees were free to dance the night away under flashing lights and around 13 pieces of student artwork. The event has been going on annually since the 1970s, and this year’s theme was prisms. Past themes include gravity and eclipses. “We construct this big event that features student work and it’s also a […]

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