// Lauren De Leeuw

Putting discrimination in its place

The amount of discrimination in Edmonton is something that the organizers of the Hate to Hope rally believe has been hiding in the closet for too long. As reported by Egale Canada, a national charity...

Sunspots

Answered by: Matt Ross Hometown: Edmonton / St Albert Genre: Emo Lastest album: The band has recorded some demos so far, with plans for a full-length release in the future. Fun fact: Ross and bandmat...
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Six things about durian fruit

Strong scent The fruit emits a strong, distinctive odour that is sometimes described as smelling like rotten onions, garbage and turpentine. The smell is so strong that it has been banned from public...
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Passing the Carnegie test

After playing at Carnegie Hall—the 3671-seat classical music venue in midtown Manhattan—Kent Sangster’s Obsessions Octet received an offer to play a European tour. But before that, the group fi...
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Striker

Search for “Striker” on Google and you’ll come across a German Wikipedia page for the Edmonton-based band. “We have a strong fan base over there,” says drummer Adam Brow...
// Jeremy Saffer

Whitechapel

“I feel like, whether it is musically or lyrically, we just try to put more intelligence into what we do,” says Alex Wade, guitarist for Tennessean deathcore outfit Whitechapel. “Th...

The Unfortunates

“I’m slowly being kicked out of the band,” jokes Tanner Gordon, referring to the recent drop of his name from the group’s moniker. The band he’s referring to went throug...
// Supplied

The art of Italian snacking

Edmonton is home to more than 20 Italian restaurants, but the traditional trattorias are outnumbered by a new type of pseudo-Italian restaurant that gift-wraps spaghetti-and-meatballs and prosciutto-...
// Meaghan Baxter

Valley Line LRT ignores livability

A popular Edmonton footbridge is slated for demolition in order to make way for Edmonton’s Valley Line LRT, but there’s a group of Edmontonians fighting back. Save Edmonton’s Downto...