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Damon Pitcher

The chase is on

Have you ever dreamt of running away from the routine of everyday life for something a little more glamorous? Frank W Abagnale Jr did exactly that—as a teenager, no less. The young man had a wild ima...
A mother of a mystery // Ian Jackson, Epic Photography

A twist on the familiar

“The fact that a mother comes to visit her daughter is not a big, new story; the fact that that relationship is challenging is also not a new story, but it was in the style of it,” says d...
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Love’s eternal struggles

Studio Theatre has a bit of a crush on Moira Buffini. “It’s not an accident we’re producing quite a bit of her work right now, because she feels so contemporary and sharp. I think s...
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An unlikely playwright

Eye surgery isn’t the first vocation you’d expect a playwright to have. Calgary playwright Arun Lakra is blowing up our assumptions about who does and doesn’t write plays: his secon...
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Not your grandma’s knitting

You know a knitter, and it’s not your grandmother—or not only your grandmother, anyway. Knitting is a universal activity that crosses all age and gender demographics, and has been for a long ti...
Salena Ramzy

Drumzy brings Egyptian legends to town

“Oriental dancing, as it should be, is a pure portrayal and demonstration of the sound of the music in movement,” Hossam Ramzy says, and he’d be the guy to know. An enduring legend ...
Creepy Edmonton history // Mat Simpson

Edmonton’s creepy past

Shotgun-wielding Madams, drunken Mounties and a good old-fashioned possession: Edmonton has a more colourful history than you might expect. It’s that time of year when we get to learn about a n...
Who, me? A barber? // Cameron MacRae

Cinematic clippings

Though she’s in the midst of rehearsing one of the most enduring comic operas in the repertoire, it’s the characters found on the silver screen that presently occupy Allison Grant’s...