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New Criticism & Writing From a Place of Privilege

Edited by Caitlin Gowans

The hype around #Canada150 has seemingly come and gone and like many others, I spent Canada Day in reflection. On this occasion there was an outpouring of ‘think pieces’ from white individuals, myself included, stating their discomfort or feelings of awkwardness in regards to celebrating Canada Day this year because of indignities still faced by Indigenous people and by many marginalized cultures. 1,499 more words


Online Criticism & Artistic Darwinism

Are online theatre critics, or digital content creators in general, artists? To answer this seemingly rhetorical question, let me begin with a story: 1,577 more words


Cultural Exchange|Theatrefullstop

“Introducing a new segment to both Theatrefullstop and New Ottawa Critics. As two independent blogger collectives, we are both inspired by what theatrically is happening beyond our borders. 641 more words


Happy Birthday to Me (or Blow Out the Candles, Make a Wish)

The New Ottawa Critics is celebrating its 5th birthday this week, so this Dark Day Monday Tuesday, we’re here to tell you a little bit more about our plans for the upcoming year and why we need your help more than ever. 2,542 more words


The Collaborative Audience

It was brought to my attention last week that I was talking about theatre criticism as a collaboration between theatre artist, critic, and spectator without really exploring what that means. 1,303 more words


The Shack Is Emotionally Predatory and Clumsy

It’s hardly worth writing a review of the recently released film The Shack. Everyone is going to have a preconceived notion about it before going to see it. 468 more words

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