// Meaghan Baxter

Runway hits, mall lifts

Fashionistas drooling over that Chanel skirt or Givenchy blouse strutting Paris Fashion Week need not hold their breath: within 10 days, Zara will likely have a near-identical copy on their shelves, ...
Heeeeeeere's Jon // Eden Munro

Jon Mick vs The Internet

Jon Mick’s on a Steve Martin deadline. Martin gave himself five years to either make it in comedy, or find a “real career” when he turned 30. After Mick’s own 30th birthday th...
Ask them about the ping-pong ball trick

The new face of sexy

The Comic Strippers are becoming the new face of sexy with a human stripper pole and a trademark dance move called “the slug.” And that’s not all, says troupe member Roman Danylo. &...
Look, over there! Site-specific theatre! // Nico Laroche-Humby

Look again

That back alley passed or that bridge crossed on your morning commute is often swept into the mundane. The Found Festival, though, is exploring the city’s spaces hardly looked at twice—let alon...
Experimental improv, but good-experimental.  // Andrew Paul

Bonfire Improv Festival: A Fire Rises

Between last year’s transition from the Varscona to the Citadel, Rapid Fire Theatre’s creative energy behind the Bonfire festival was lost on picking up the pieces from the big move. Bonf...
Ready for take off // Rocky Mountain Snowkite

Go fly a kite

At 68 years old, Vince Herchmer admits he makes an unusual poster child for kite skiing. Searching for images of the sport, after all, conjures a mosaic of snapshots that look straight out of the X G...
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Know your snow

Daniel McKenna moved to Banff by following a familiar path: he came to ski for six weeks after graduating university and never looked back. The mountains always captivated McKenna, but he stayed for ...
Cute and fast  // ©iStockphoto.com/RobertYoungPhotos

Join the pack

Amanda Sinclair got her start in dog sledding in the middle of summer. In a stripped-down golf cart, harnessed to eight dogs—with no brakes—18-year-old Sinclair went on a ride to remember. “So ...
Come, all ye drag queens // Ian Jackson, EPIC

With Bells On

Until Sun, Dec 22 (8 pm; 2 pm Sunday matinee) Roxy Theatre, $20 Don’t let the shimmering boob tassels fool you: this drag queen is not as open as her get-up may suggest. Natasha, a seven-foot-t...