Addis Ababa: Where Fun Meets Tradition

If you’re in the mood for a fun, ethnic dining experience in London, Ontario, Addis Ababa is the place to go. Named after the capital of Ethiopia, the restaurant offers a unique, hands-on dining experience that entails tearing injera, a thin spongey bread, and using it to grab a taste of various dishes. Owner and … Continue reading Addis Ababa: Where Fun Meets Tradition

Capturing the City Streets: Documentary Photography from Atget to Abbott

Although captured in two very distinctive contexts, Eugène Atget’s Au Coq Hardi, 18 Quai de la Megisserie and Berenice Abbott’s Blossom Restaurant, 103 Bowery, New York depict similar subject matter and share a connection that transcends the physical photographs. Both Atget and Abbott were documentary photographers dedicated to capturing photographs of city streets. The connection … Continue reading Capturing the City Streets: Documentary Photography from Atget to Abbott

Life Advice from Cameron Bailey: TIFF’s Artistic Director

A few weeks ago I noticed an event on Facebook with TIFF in the title. Naturally, I clicked on it, to learn that Cameron Bailey, the artistic director of TIFF, would be coming to Western University (my school) for a $10 talk. I clicked the little "interested" button on Facebook, and then forgot about it. … Continue reading Life Advice from Cameron Bailey: TIFF’s Artistic Director

How to Be Ridiculously Happy

I feel so strangely happy today. I've felt quite strangely happy most days, recently. Even in the midst of midterms and being hella single on Valentine's Day, I've managed to remain ridiculously happy and full of life (with obvious minor exceptions.. hehe). Every day feels inspiring and everything I do feels worthwhile. Even sitting here … Continue reading How to Be Ridiculously Happy

The Industrialization of Food: A Curse or a Blessing?

I wrote this for my History of Food class (arguing if the industrialization of food is improving with way modern people eat), and thought I would share it: Although I agree that increasing access to a greater variety of foods might suggest that people are better nourished today than in the past, I believe that … Continue reading The Industrialization of Food: A Curse or a Blessing?