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Retake

It was at a 2013 workshop with Calgary dancer Helen Husak, in town and teaching at the Expanse Movement Festival, where the power of memory as a launchpad for dance first resonated with Anastasia May...
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Die-Nasty Soap-A-Thon

Sitting through 50 straight hours of theatre is no easy task, yet for the last 21 years, a handful of hardcore fans have done just that during the annual Die-Nasty Soap-A-Thon. This year’s Soap...
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Kaleido Fest

Kaleido might just be Edmonton’s next big festival. In less than a decade, this multicultural, multidisciplinary arts festival on Alberta Avenue has expanded exponentially—800 people visited th...
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Rapid Fire Theatre

One day, Edmonton might be home to a theatre dedicated solely to all things improvised. “It has been a goal of the company for 15 years to own our own theatre,” says Amy Shostak, artistic...

Folkswaggin’: Music of the People

A generation of Edmontonians have grown up on the hill. Gallagher Hill, that is: home of the popular Edmonton Folk Music Festival. An Edmonton institution for over three decades, Folk Fest is now the...
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Family detatchment

Though Laurence Miall didn’t set out to craft a churlish figure at the heart of his debut novel, he isn’t denying that that’s pretty much the case. “I’m aware that’...
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Shoplifter

Advertising is the lubricant for capitalism’s gears­—even your friendly neighbourhood alt-weekly needs those precious ad dollars to keep going. In Shoplifter, the debut graphic novel from Toron...
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Scream queens

The place where horror and drag converge isn’t difficult for Zachary Parsons-Lozinski to pinpoint. ‘Drag queens often find their inspirations from some of the strongest women in pop cultu...
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Through the Woods

The night is dark and full of terrors in Emily Carroll’s chilling horror anthology comic Through The Woods. Carroll, who lives in Stratford, Ontario, has created five compelling stories wallowi...
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Clarity for the fringed and confused

We came, we saw, we ate green onion cakes, we reviewed. Vue’s Fringe team has taken in the full span of the 33rd annual theatre festival and, as it heads into its second and final weekend, we o...