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The 11 O’Clock Number

‘We’re always trying to achieve the perfect musical, which is an impossibility.” When Byron Martin founded an improvised musical troupe a couple of years ago, he wasn’t sure i...
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The Violet Hour

Choosing a play for your thesis project is a pretty big deal—but sometimes it happens by random. “I just pulled it off the library shelf,” says MFA candidate Lucy Collingwood, recalling h...
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Operation fruit rescue

Edmonton’s got a hell of a lot of fruit. And every year, a huge proportion of it rots on the ground. Planted as lawn ornaments instead of food sources, apple trees and dozens of other fruit-bea...
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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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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...
Michael Kalmanovitch at the new store // Eden Munro

An oasis in a desert of food

Downtown Edmonton just became a food desert, save for a brand-new oasis. When Michael Kalmanovitch learned of Sobeys’ departure from their former keystone location on 104 Street downtown—just d...

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...

Cool beans

Forget ramen noodles and Kraft Dinner. Get out of the fast food line and throw out those Chinese takeout menus stuck to the fridge. The humble bean is your school-culinary saviour. It’s time to forge...
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Fair-trade wine

You can find it on coffee, chocolate, bananas and sports balls—and it’s on wine labels too, though you’ve probably never seen it. Fair Trade certification has been in place in a number of...