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    A new kind of twang

    Jay Sparrow spent much of his childhood on the road. His father was a touring musician, so he got a taste of transient life early on and didn’t ...

  • Getting ringside

    Grappling with the truth

    The gorgeously composed gloom sets in early in Foxcatcher and never really lets up. The film dramatizes the star-crossed convergence of fraternal Olym...

  • James Jones

    Removing the boundaries

    As the year winds to a close, many resolution-makers are reflecting on how the passage of time (and bad habits) affect the body. Or maybe it’s j...

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    The cherpumple challenge

    Turduckens are so 2008. The hottest food-stuffed-with-more-food craze is the cherpumple: three pies (typically cherry, pumpkin and apple, as indicated...

  • How eggciting! // Trina Moyles

    ‘Tis the season to raise chickens

    New holiday traditions are being made—and laid—in Linda and Troy Johnson’s backyard this holiday season. Outside, the Christmas lights twinkle o...

A new kind of twang

Jay Sparrow spent much of his childhood on the road. His father was a touring musician, so he got a taste of transient life early on and didn’t lay down roots until seventh grade, when his family settled in New Sarepta, Alberta. The small hamlet of just over 400 people is nestled in the countryside…