January 29 2009 Edition

Entertainment at what risk

Red Bull Crashed Ice (Translation: An accident waiting to happen)

We're talking here of the event with the ungrammatical name. An event the preparations for which can tie up an entire chosen section of our city for at least a month. This year the section chosen was Cote de la Montagne.

Result: one-way traffic along la Cote (for cars) and awkward walking (for pedestrians).

Obama portrait a labour of love

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Photo: Scott French

In a building that once housed a women's undergarment manufacturer and a ball bearing factory, one can find artist Tom Cohen's studio. Drawing on the consumer products that populate our day-to-day lives -- flyers, paper, even Kleenex boxes -- Cohen is taking what is old, forgotten or thrown away and making something new again.

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