A feverish look at the world at large // Ryan Parker / PK Photography

The Fever

Depending on your pop culture touchstones, you might know Wallace Shawn as The Princess Bride‘s arrogantly intelligent Vizzini (“Inconceivable!”), or as a version of himself in My D...

A lack of foresight

Twice in two weeks a glaring lack of foresight has caught up with Alberta’s Education Minister, Jeff Johnson. Johnson was one of 31 MLAs who voted against (and defeated) Motion 503, a non-bindi...

Scars are Healing Wrong

“Didn’t you have a collapsed lung at that point, too?” says Liz Hobbs, topping off a pretty incredible list of ailments that have, for the past two years, plagued Julie Ferguson, wh...
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Party at Jake Ian’s

‘I wanted to put all my cards on the table,” Jake Ian admits. A respected man of steadfast roots and country inklings, he’s referring to his fifth full-length album, and the go-big ...
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Outreach for the overlooked

When, facing a lack of funding, the walk-in counselling branch of The Support Network’s programming was shut down in 2012, Clinical social worker Jennifer Thomson and her colleagues at the prog...

Suicide Girls: Blackheart Burlesque

When the titan of online alternative pin-up style, Suicide Girls, transferred its tattooed-and-pierced take on coquettishness from screens to stages as burlesque routines, it was, to the site’s...
This trip sucks

Afflicted

Two best friends, one with a potentially terminal illness, embark on a year-long trek through Europe as a veritable last big adventure, shooting video blog entries all along the way. It’s all f...

Madama Butterfly

Opera isn’t exactly known for taking a minimalist approach to, well, anything, and even within that world, Madama Butterfly certainly doesn’t often see praise for its restraint. One of the most widel...