Best Independent Music of 2011
With the calendar year fast approaching its end, we are happy to share a dozen of our favourite independent albums of the past year.
by Megan Platts and Michael Borrelli
Published December 22, 2011 in Reviews (9 comments)
Cranespotting, Christmas 2011 Edition
It's possible that more cranes currently tower over the Hammer than any time since the 1970s.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published December 21, 2011 in Cranespotting (44 comments)
Editorial Cartoon: Smooth Sailing
Is "Peggygate" the tip of the iceberg?
by David Brace
Published December 21, 2011 in Comic (9 comments)
Hamilton in 2011: Not So Bad
The truly bright side of things is that struggle requires us to focus on the things that matter the most to us.
by Keanin Loomis
Published December 16, 2011 in Signs of Life (31 comments)
The Gift of Gainful Employment
The $30,000 increase Mayor Bratina gave his chief of staff is actually higher than the median income in Hamilton. We need to do something about that.
by Michael Borrelli
Published December 15, 2011 in Commentary (14 comments)
All I want for Christmas
Graham Crawford's holiday wish list for what he wants from the mayor of this city.
by Graham Crawford
Published December 14, 2011 in Commentary (25 comments)
Imported Stone in Hamilton Buildings
Though Hamilton had its own sources of stone in the nineteenth century, some stone was imported, at first by ship and later by rail. Local stone was difficult to carve, and not always suitable to changes in architectural style.
by Gerard V. Middleton
Published December 11, 2011 in Architecture (26 comments)
Slowly Jeopardizing Hamilton's Future
Our sluggish progress towards the ultimate goal of creating a continuous, integrated bicycle network is just one example of a paralytic culture of inaction.
by Adrian Duyzer
Published December 06, 2011 in Special Report: Cycling (87 comments)
Two Steps Forward, One and a Half Steps Back on Walkability
The City installs a signalized crossing at King and Pearl, but then prohibits pedestrians from crossing on the west side of Pearl.
by Jason Leach
Published December 02, 2011 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (67 comments)
Talking Tenancy: How to Move Beyond Mutual Distrust
Through respectful two-way communication, landlords and tenants can break the cycle of mistrust, neglect and decline that takes such a toll on our city's homes and neighbourhoods.
by Tanya Ritchie
Published December 02, 2011 in Commentary (50 comments)