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October 2012 Issue on Newsstands September 27

FEATURES

Dangerous Liaisons
Inside the shocking online worlds of three teen girls charged with pimping out their “friends”

Get Unplugged!
Feeling over/underwhelmed by the utopian promises of technology? You’re not the only one. The pendulum is swinging away from the perilous digital revolution and inspiring a growing movement toward downshifting. The discerning hipster is now championing the throwback culture. Herewith — a great big first pump for the return to simpler times!

Letter from the Editor

It was a story that sent shock waves through the community. In the early days of June, police arrested three teen girls, laying dozens of charges — among them human trafficking, kidnapping, forcible confinement, and sexual assault. Even the police seemed taken aback, admitting in media interviews that they’d never before been involved in a case in which teen girls were charged with pimping out their friends. But what terrified parents was the manner in which victims had allegedly been lured — targeted through social media, teen girls were supposedly enticed to parties, then forced to have sex with men who paid. The story tapped in to parents’ worst fears — that in this age of texting and facebooking and tweeting, they’re powerless to monitor who their daughters are talking to, powerless to keep them safe from predators. And who had considered that those predators might just be their classmates? A mother herself, reporter Judy Trinh got in touch with local law enforcement agents to get background on the case, but she was equally quick to make contact with groups of local teens, discovering that in this age of instant sharing, the names of the suspects are an open secret among hundreds of teens around Ottawa. They helped Trinh create a picture of the dangers teens face — and how they’re being preyed upon — in the online era.

On a completely different tack, Ottawa Magazine connects with local urban hipsters for a playfully ironic look at where the hipster culture is headed and what’s hot right now. “Get Unplugged!” is a homage to the discerning hipster’s latest passions. We’re labelling it the great downshift — seems everyone has a hankering for a simpler, less plugged-in era. And, bonus, you’ll soon know how to make an Old Fashioned cocktail.

COMING UP: Get ready for the great shakeup. Every year at this time, food editor Shawna Wagman tastes and takes notes, ponders the varied meals she’s enjoyed over the past year, and proclaims her hot-10 restaurants. We’ve been privy to a sneak peek, and we can guarantee that her “Where to Eat Right Now” list will cause a real stir. Let the debate begin! Also in the next issue: An ode to the glories of winter, big plans for a historic building, and a spotlight on a young record breaker.

Sarah Brown, EDITOR

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FEATURES

Dangerous Liaisons
Inside the shocking online worlds of three teen girls charged with pimping out their “friends”

Get Unplugged!
Feeling over/underwhelmed by the utopian promises of technology? You’re not the only one. The pendulum is swinging away from the perilous digital revolution and inspiring a growing movement toward downshifting. The discerning hipster is now championing the throwback culture. Herewith — a great big first pump for the return to simpler times!

COLUMNS

Members Only
So discreet, you’ve likely never heard of it, the Institut canadien-français is the city’s oldest private club. But 160 years of tradition does not guarantee survival and so the private club is working quietly to renew the faith

Malls R Us
Apple rumoured for Bayshore, Nordstrom buzz for Rideau Centre, major makeovers in the works at multiple malls, and new shopping venues planned for the Glebe and Kanata. In 2012, everyone wants to get in on the retail action in Ottawa. Why we’re so hot right now

Head for the Hills
Do it as a day trip or a weekend jaunt. The Ottawa Valley’s got good food, scenic drives, and quirky shops. Plus world-class leaf watching, hiking, and some very pretty lakes and rivers.

THIS CITY

NAC English Theatre director Jillian Keiley on how she plans to make her mark * A sculpture with a backstory * Climbing Everest for a cause * Telling tales of love and philanthropy * City versus suburbs smackdown * Wild kingdom comes to Cube Gallery 

CITY SELECT

MY LOOK 
Librarian Kevin Wollenschlager on the art of dishevelled elegance

GREAT SPACE
Chris Corner buys the urban townhouse of his dreams — then teams up with interior designer Lori Andrews to modernise the look of the spectacular light-filled space  by sarah brown

FOOD
Deconstructing Ottawa’s current nostalgia for the good old days

DRINK
A quirky Q&A with local wine wizard Steve Robinson

TASTING NOTES
Blends are the new darlings at the LCBO this fall

RESTAURANTS
Bridgehead’s eye-dazzling roastery * Talking pig cheeks with a culinary arts instructor  * Spotlight on Union 613 * Taste-testing hummingbird chocolate * Plus our star-rated reviews

OCTOBER EVENTS CALENDAR
Love, betrayal, and pointe shoes with GUANGZHOU BALLET COMPANY * The secrects of local theatre success with LINDEN HOUSE THEATRE * On the road for the CROWN & PUMPKIN STUDIO TOUR * New CRIME FICTION for fall * Plus our arts and entertainment listings