Articles in Entertainment And Sports

Four Fifties
Four fifty-word poems.
by Kevin Somers
Published September 27, 2017 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Drive In The Drive-in Again
At a regular theatre, good manners preclude the kind of fun you can have at a drive-in.
by Kevin Somers
Published June 26, 2017 in Entertainment and Sports (1 comment)

Crawl Into the Building
Architecture Crawl is back next Friday, featuring five exciting venues: The Boiler Room and the Foundry at Cannon Knitting Mills, the Empire Times Rooftop, and the Co-Motion Studio and Rooftop Patio.
by Kevin Somers
Published June 02, 2017 in Entertainment and Sports (4 comments)

Wisterium Music
After a long and strict adherence to script, Wisterium Music is going off on unpredictable, lovely, flowering musical tangents and offshoots.
by Kevin Somers
Published April 25, 2017 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Pearls, Pearls, Pearls
The Train of Thought is a thoughtful, provocative theatre production that explores difficult topics through conversation.
by Kevin Somers
Published January 23, 2017 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

I Resolve
A New Year's poem by Kevin Somers.
by Kevin Somers
Published January 03, 2017 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Beautiful Windows; A Photo-Fifty
A fifty-word poem, illustrated with photographs.
by Kevin Somers
Published November 17, 2016 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Magic, Wonderful Magic with Nick Wallace
Being magical, seemingly without effort, takes a rare combination of natural aptitude, opportunity, and an unfailing, unfaltering, unfeigned, unfettered, unflagging commitment to craft.
by Kevin Somers
Published September 12, 2016 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Say Hello To Hamilton Art, Hamilton
Each of us is an artist. Everyone is, and has, a body of art.
by Kevin Somers
Published July 18, 2016 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Writer's Block
Writer's block is not a crock. It's not a myth, as some insist. It does exist. It grows and festers, like a cyst.
by Kevin Somers
Published January 25, 2016 in Entertainment and Sports (2 comments)

Miracles Don't Come Cheap at Theatre Aquarius
This new play is written and performed entirely by Hamiltonians and their collective holiday wish is to make you laugh.
by Kevin Somers
Published December 17, 2015 in Entertainment and Sports (1 comment)

Victory: A 1000 Word Photo-Poem
At my age and stage in life, victories are hard to come by if they come at all. So I note and celebrate each one, regardless of how small.
by Kevin Somers
Published September 08, 2015 in Entertainment and Sports (1 comment)

The 10/10/10 Project And Rowing With Aaron Jan
Two large and really talented contingents have come to Hamilton to perform at The Fringe with Aaron Jan, which speaks volumes about what to watch and whom to watch out for.
by Kevin Somers
Published July 25, 2015 in Entertainment and Sports (1 comment)

What's So Funny About The Fringe?
A love of comedy and laughter is universal, but what touches one's funny bone is as distinctively unique as a fingerprint.
by Kevin Somers
Published July 23, 2015 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Market Fresh: Good Things Taking Root in a Food Desert
The Code Red area in which Market Fresh is located is littered with fast food, junk food, and convenience food, but the neighbourhood was dying for raw fruits and vegetables.
by Kevin Somers
Published June 23, 2015 in Entertainment and Sports (3 comments)

Hamilton, At a Crawl
Hamilton, home of Art Crawl and Super Crawl: say hello to Arch Crawl.
by Kevin Somers
Published April 27, 2015 in Entertainment and Sports (6 comments)

Hope, I Hope, Eye Hope
I hope the next time there is a once-in-a-century opportunity for Hamilton, we don't allow carpet-bagging old-boys, who can't see past their glorious past, to hijack the process.
by Kevin Somers
Published October 16, 2014 in Entertainment and Sports (7 comments)

The Fringe is Coming
From July 17 to the 27, the Hamilton Fringe Festival will be in full swing, celebrating 11 years of accessible theatre.
by Kevin Somers
Published July 16, 2014 in Entertainment and Sports (2 comments)

Konopka
Celeste Konopka is certainly a peach. Celeste teaches music magnificently, magically to little kids. She could school the Buddha on serenity, too.
by Kevin Somers
Published September 18, 2013 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

(This) Summer
It's almost over, so enjoy Summer.
by Kevin Somers
Published September 03, 2013 in Entertainment and Sports (8 comments)

Lovecraft, Baby, Love Craft
Monstrous Invisible is an upcoming play about H.P. Lovecraft that is showing at Theatre Aquarius this weekend.
by Kevin Somers
Published May 23, 2013 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

HamilTEN Opportunities
HamilTEN is like Hamilton: an attractive, affordable opportunity to have a great experience.
by Kevin Somers
Published April 12, 2013 in Entertainment and Sports (5 comments)

Good
The road to hell is paved with (good) intentions.
by Kevin Somers
Published April 01, 2013 in Entertainment and Sports (4 comments)

Love
I love writing long, rambling, stream-of-consciousness pieces built around one word, like love.
by Kevin Somers
Published September 04, 2012 in Entertainment and Sports (5 comments)

Sero's Orpheus
Ryan Sero talks about his new musical-comedy, Orpheus, which is showing this Wednesday through Saturday at Theatre Aquarius.
by Kevin Somers
Published March 05, 2012 in Entertainment and Sports (4 comments)

Write Hamilton Life Right
Anything is possible when writing, but, as we know, reality is another story. Not everything can be written right.
by Kevin Somers
Published February 27, 2012 in Entertainment and Sports (10 comments)

People
People have theories on how people arrived, but people have never agreed and never will.
by Kevin Somers
Published August 01, 2011 in Entertainment and Sports (26 comments)

Flick
Kevin Somers has a television addiction he'd like to tell you about.
by Kevin Somers
Published May 17, 2011 in Entertainment and Sports (13 comments)

Where Are The Fans?
Rather than asking why fans aren't attracted to the Bulldogs' games, we should be examining what is repelling them.
by Chris Sanislo
Published May 14, 2011 in Entertainment and Sports (18 comments)

Signs, Signings, and Signs of the Times
From work to leisure to volunteering, we constantly have to sign up, sign on, sign out, sign in, or sign off on something.
by Kevin Somers
Published March 20, 2011 in Entertainment and Sports (3 comments)

Gangsters and Rolly Rockets
Rolly's is a great place. It's local, independent, clean, and unpretentious. The prices are fair, the beer is cold, the service is good, and the food is great.
by Kevin Somers
Published February 13, 2011 in Entertainment and Sports (35 comments)

Maybe The Screamer
There is a lot of anxiety and frustration that accompanies sharing a small planet with six billion screaming lunatics. Who hasn't felt the need, from time to time, to scream?
by Kevin Somers
Published December 12, 2010 in Entertainment and Sports (6 comments)

I Think
Even if he's is wrong, Kevin Somers is glad he lives in Canada, where (he thinks) he can still say what he thinks.
by Kevin Somers
Published November 26, 2010 in Entertainment and Sports (5 comments)

Words I Like
Kevin Somers doesn't know who would name a fruit kumquat, but he's glad they did.
by Kevin Somers
Published October 19, 2010 in Entertainment and Sports (4 comments)

Game Gamer Gaming Gamey Games
Life is a game and everything else is a game within the game. All games should be fun and fair, but that's rarely the case, which is the way the game goes, I guess.
by Kevin Somers
Published September 19, 2010 in Entertainment and Sports (3 comments)

The Unending Stadium Debate and the Unflappable Mayor
The entire Pan Am stadium saga has been like watching a classic Grey Cup game. Our G.M., coach, and starting quarterback, Hamilton Mayor, Fred Eisenberger, has done a fine job.
by Kevin Somers
Published September 03, 2010 in Entertainment and Sports (83 comments)

(Dis)connected
We're all connected, in some way or another, to everyone and everything. Alternatively, each of us is completely detached; a disconnected, unconnected, stand-alone entity: a stadium in the middle of nowhere.
by Kevin Somers
Published August 04, 2010 in Entertainment and Sports (21 comments)

Change
A smile, sometimes, is a pebble tossed into a pond needing change.
by Kevin Somers
Published June 10, 2010 in Entertainment and Sports (4 comments)

Trent, Mac, and Udder Mudders
Technically, Trent University is my alma mater, but when I think of my other, bounteous mother, it's Peterborough, Ontario, not Trent, that comes to mind.
by Kevin Somers
Published April 26, 2010 in Entertainment and Sports (11 comments)

Arthur P. Butler, Artist
No one is as openly, enthusiastically, and excitedly in love with their craft as Arthur P. Butler.
by Kevin Somers
Published April 08, 2010 in Entertainment and Sports (2 comments)

I Like (Trains)
All we are saying is give trains a chance. I like John Lennon. I like Hamilton. I like living here. I'd like it more if there were a train.
by Kevin Somers
Published February 20, 2010 in Entertainment and Sports (5 comments)

Daisy, Doug, and Me
Doug is part Lab and part German Sheppard and has the best qualities of both breeds, so he's smart and sweet and loyal and loveable.
by Kevin Somers
Published January 24, 2010 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Love, Tiger, Love Tiger, Tiger Love, Tiger's Lovers
I could have contacted each of you personally, but Tiger didn't feel like it. Tiger is busy. Tiger has to go. See you never.
by Kevin Somers
Published December 16, 2009 in Entertainment and Sports (5 comments)

My (Hockey) Life in Hamilton
It's inevitable Hamilton will get an NHL team. The day I walk to their first home game, my life will be complete.
by Kevin Somers
Published October 23, 2009 in Entertainment and Sports (6 comments)

Zip Lines and Daughters
Why jump into a pool when you can plummet into it from a suspended overhead wire?
by Kevin Somers
Published September 09, 2009 in Entertainment and Sports (4 comments)

Twitter Me Stupid
Don't kid yourself or your kids: texting isn't talking; an email is not an embrace; Facebook isn't face to face; and families don't bond on phones.
by Kevin Somers
Published May 29, 2009 in Entertainment and Sports (5 comments)

An Eye For An I
Eyes might be insights to the soul, but they're windows to the world, as well.
by Kevin Somers
Published March 30, 2009 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Lawrence Hill, Writer
Lawrence "Larry" Hill is enjoying the success of his novel The Book of Negroes and all that comes with it, but he really wants to get back to writing.
by Kevin Somers
Published February 11, 2009 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Why Write
A poem by Kevin Somers.
by Kevin Somers
Published February 11, 2009 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Imagination
Imagination is wonderful. It allows us to advance, create, and sympathize. We can't experience another's pain, but we can imagine it.
by Kevin Somers
Published January 08, 2009 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Imagine
A poem by Kevin Somers.
by Kevin Somers
Published January 08, 2009 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Talkin' Hockey
Jim Balsille, a brilliant billionaire, wants to put an NHL team in Hamilton, but the league, led by Gary Betteman, says no, as they consider Las Vegas and Kansas City.
by Kevin Somers
Published November 26, 2008 in Entertainment and Sports (1 comment)

Who Do You Owe?
Everybody owes. Graduating students, ostensibly enlightened, are increasingly burdened by banks or Alma Mater. Mortgage-poor is a modern malady more common than mumps and measles combined.
by Kevin Somers
Published November 04, 2008 in Entertainment and Sports (3 comments)

Anxiety
A poem by Kevin Somers.
by Kevin Somers
Published November 04, 2008 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Time
This is no time to be arguing about time. We don't have the time.
by Kevin Somers
Published October 02, 2008 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Remember The Time
A poem by Kevin Somers.
by Kevin Somers
Published October 02, 2008 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Guys Named Larry
Larry is great name and history has seen a lot of great Larries. Other Larrys, not so much.
by Kevin Somers
Published September 11, 2008 in Entertainment and Sports (1 comment)

Interesting Circles
Like movies or songs, some books stand out because of the experience we share with them. Some people, too.
by Kevin Somers
Published July 07, 2008 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Anything
A poem by Kevin Somers.
by Kevin Somers
Published July 07, 2008 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

I Know No Know
No one really knows what's in another's mind. Not even Dr. Phil or Tom Cruise.
by Kevin Somers
Published June 05, 2008 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

I Know a Guy
A poem by Kevin Somers.
by Kevin Somers
Published June 05, 2008 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

The Voice Inside My Head
As long as there's only one, it's mine, and its not telling me to do anything outrageous, I listen to the voice inside my head.
by Kevin Somers
Published April 30, 2008 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Think
A poem by Kevin Somers.
by Kevin Somers
Published April 30, 2008 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Two Great Willies
Each in his own way, Willie O'Ree and Willie P. Bennett have made indelible stamps on the arenas in which they have passionately lived their lives.
by Kevin Somers
Published March 24, 2008 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Some
Sometimes, a collection of anecdotes is more than the sum of its parts.
by Kevin Somers
Published February 14, 2008 in Entertainment and Sports (2 comments)

Some Somes, Sums, and Always
A poem by Kevin Somers.
by Kevin Somers
Published February 14, 2008 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Industrious Us
Everything becomes an industry - an opportunity to make money and/or grab power.
by Kevin Somers
Published January 18, 2008 in Entertainment and Sports (1 comment)

My Mind, My Poems, and My Money
Kevin busts out some guerilla poetry in a rant against graft, corruption and waste.
by Kevin Somers
Published December 20, 2007 in Entertainment and Sports (8 comments)

Busy as E.B. and a Bee
To much to do, so little time: a lament.
by Kevin Somers
Published November 27, 2007 in Entertainment and Sports (2 comments)

Write Life Write
A poem by Kevin Somers.
by Kevin Somers
Published November 27, 2007 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Beautiful Wendel
There's not much time left for our old dog and I think she knows it. She's not even gone and I miss her already.
by Kevin Somers
Published November 08, 2007 in Entertainment and Sports (3 comments)

Pet Dreams
A poem by Kevin Somers.
by Kevin Somers
Published November 08, 2007 in Entertainment and Sports (1 comment)

My Favourite Things
Not your grandmother's favourite things.
by Kevin Somers
Published October 22, 2007 in Entertainment and Sports (2 comments)

My Favourite Things (a Poem)
A new take on an old refrain.
by Kevin Somers
Published October 22, 2007 in Entertainment and Sports (1 comment)

#$&% Jackson Pollock
Pollock's works, like the man himself, are too self-centered and chaotic to enjoy.
by Kevin Somers
Published September 28, 2007 in Entertainment and Sports (29 comments)

I Could Write About
It's been a summer of little writing, so picking one topic is tough when there are so many to choose from.
by Kevin Somers
Published September 09, 2007 in Entertainment and Sports (4 comments)

What Can I Write About?
A poem by Kevin Somers.
by Kevin Somers
Published September 09, 2007 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Oil and Water
Our abundance gives us the luxury to learn from it. If we manage and preserve our water properly, we can teach the world.
by Kevin Somers
Published June 27, 2007 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Ships on Father's Day
There's nothing quite like being a dad.
by Kevin Somers
Published June 27, 2007 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Erin and Claire
A poem by Kevin Somers.
by Kevin Somers
Published June 27, 2007 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Shooting Schools
It's time for those who perpetuate and profit from the slaughter of children to bear some of the responsibility.
by Kevin Somers
Published June 07, 2007 in Entertainment and Sports (1 comment)

Independent Hits
The internet has made it easy to check out and support independent musicians, so why not do it?
by Kevin Somers
Published May 18, 2007 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Raise Your Hammer
Gravity Climbing Gym, like Hamilton, is a sweet secret destined to get out.
by Kevin Somers
Published April 30, 2007 in Entertainment and Sports (5 comments)

Live Life Like
A poem by Kevin Somers.
by Kevin Somers
Published April 30, 2007 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Word
If words lack succinctness, style, substance, or sincerity, what's the point? Fortunately, many people respect words and put them together beautifully.
by Kevin Somers
Published April 10, 2007 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Words
A poem by Kevin Somers.
by Kevin Somers
Published April 10, 2007 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Should and Shouldn't
You should read this carefully, but you shouldn't take anything you read here too seriously.
by Kevin Somers
Published March 19, 2007 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

You Should(n't)
A Poem by Kevin Somers
by Kevin Somers
Published March 19, 2007 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

A Beautiful Basket Case
Science and surgeons more interested in moolah than treating the sick have enabled me to turn back time and stay one step ahead of Mother Nature.
by Kevin Somers
Published January 24, 2007 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

The Winner
Kevin nipped and tucked this poem before publishing it.
by Kevin Somers
Published January 24, 2007 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

The Good, The Bad, and The Sad
The holidays came with black clouds this year.
by Kevin Somers
Published January 10, 2007 in Entertainment and Sports (4 comments)

Woe for Julia
A small paean to a great spirit.
by Kevin Somers
Published January 10, 2007 in Entertainment and Sports (3 comments)

In My Opinion
Everyone has an opinion. In my opinion, most aren't worth hearing, but a few are worth sharing.
by Kevin Somers
Published December 13, 2006 in Entertainment and Sports (1 comment)

Needs, and A Eulogy for Baby Boomer
Two poems by Kevin Somers.
by Kevin Somers
Published November 23, 2006 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Big Bob Bratina
After 41 years in radio, Bob Bratina should be ready for retirement. So why did he dive into the cutthroat world of municipal politics?
by Kevin Somers
Published November 08, 2006 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Why I Remember
Some memories are tragic, which is why we remember.
by Kevin Somers
Published November 08, 2006 in Entertainment and Sports (1 comment)

Someone To Vote For
Brian McHattie, a genuine naturalist, environmentalist, and humanist, brings fresh air to the sprawl, mall, and pave-it-all mentality that permeates most elected offices, especially around here.
by Kevin Somers
Published October 20, 2006 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

A Day in the Paper
Kevin just read the news today, oh boy.
by Kevin Somers
Published October 06, 2006 in Entertainment and Sports (7 comments)

Two Poems
Kevin injects a little class into the RTH oeuvre with a pair of poetic paeans.
by Kevin Somers
Published September 20, 2006 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

The Ten Amendments
Moses' version has been around for millenia. Perhaps it's time for a change or ten.
by Kevin Somers
Published August 30, 2006 in Entertainment and Sports (3 comments)

I Saw It On TV
The world is beamed to my front door, through it, and onto my TV, where the choice of programming grows like cancer.
by Kevin Somers
Published July 05, 2006 in Entertainment and Sports (1 comment)

TV Love
A poem by Kevin Somers
by Kevin Somers
Published July 05, 2006 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Breaking Concrete
In a few hundred million years, archeologists for a new species will conclude we were dumber than the dinosaurs that preceded us.
by Kevin Somers
Published June 16, 2006 in Entertainment and Sports (1 comment)

Rick Lintack, Architect
It's exciting to think of Hamilton as a city leading the way in urban renewal, seeking its full potential. Rick Lintack is helping to make this happen.
by Kevin Somers
Published May 05, 2006 in Entertainment and Sports (1 comment)

On and Under
The normally affable Kevin Somers gets a few things off his chest.
by Kevin Somers
Published April 21, 2006 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

For The Road, Girls
If you were going to be on a deserted island and could only bring ten CDs, what would they be?
by Kevin Somers
Published March 18, 2006 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

The Big Top
In a world mired by inefficiency and ineptitude, watching The Big Top staff do their jobs is as good the food.
by Kevin Somers
Published February 15, 2006 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Funny, Peculiar, Interesting Times
The Chinese curse, May you live in interesting times, is much more malignant than it first appears.
by Kevin Somers
Published January 27, 2006 in Entertainment and Sports (1 comment)

If
If you think about it, if's a little word that provides plenty to think about.
by Kevin Somers
Published January 09, 2006 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Pick a Card, Any Card
I'm increasingly defined by the cards that are pressed in my wallet, stuffed in a pocket, and riding on the ass of my life.
by Kevin Somers
Published December 14, 2005 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

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