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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...
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...

Grapes of Wrath

The wine world has its share of ghoulish and gory stories, and there’s no better time to check them out than Halloween. So, pop a cork (preferably from one of the sinister-themed bottles below)...
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The heat (should be) on

When it comes to chocolate, raw is not better. The raw food diet is one of many recent food crazes, and it works pretty much exactly as it sounds: raw foodists eat only raw foods, foregoing anything ...
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Friends of the Forties

Kate Ryan is trapped in the forties. The 1940s, that is, and all the dancing, swinging and show tuning immortalized by the dazzling icons of this Hollywood golden era. Ryan has worked on three previo...
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And Then, The Lights Went Out

“Never have the lights go out on stage unless when they come back up, you’ve got an elephant or a dead body,” David Johnston says. When it’s a play about hardboiled detectives...

FAQ: Chocolate

What is chocolate? Chocolate is the processed form of the seeds of the cacao tree (Theobroma cacao), a tropical evergreen native to the Amazon basin. Humans have been consuming chocolate in some form...

Autumn pairings for food and wine

The fall harvest brings a bounty of seasonal foods and the rapidly cooling weather is a sign that it’s definitely time to shift wine habits. Here’s a guide to food and wine pairings throu...