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Shoplifter

Advertising is the lubricant for capitalism’s gears­—even your friendly neighbourhood alt-weekly needs those precious ad dollars to keep going. In Shoplifter, the debut graphic novel from Toron...
This film, but being heckled by drag queens

Scream queens

The place where horror and drag converge isn’t difficult for Zachary Parsons-Lozinski to pinpoint. ‘Drag queens often find their inspirations from some of the strongest women in pop cultu...
arts-graphic-novel

Through the Woods

The night is dark and full of terrors in Emily Carroll’s chilling horror anthology comic Through The Woods. Carroll, who lives in Stratford, Ontario, has created five compelling stories wallowi...
TES

Clarity for the fringed and confused

We came, we saw, we ate green onion cakes, we reviewed. Vue’s Fringe team has taken in the full span of the 33rd annual theatre festival and, as it heads into its second and final weekend, we o...
Revised from the Belly of a Whale

For your consideration

Two-hundred-and-eleven: that’s the magic number of ticketed shows populating the 33rd Edmonton Fringe Festival, which is an undeniably daunting amount of ticketed shows to be vying for your con...
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. &...
A snapshot of the Cuban scene  // Sheri Barclay

Cultural exchange

‘Everybody’s a fucking photographer right now,” says Sheri Barclay. “We all know this.” Everybody, including Barclay herself, who strikes one in an interview as a person...

Next stop: visual art

‘Our unofficial motto is: ‘We’re like a pub crawl, only without the throwing up.’” Harcourt House is hosting another pair of Art Bus tours this summer, after launching t...
arts-photobooth

A hobbyist’s devotion

There are geeks for just about everything, nowadays. Meags Fitzgerald, a self-professed photobooth nerd, has created what has got to be one of the most impressive acts of devotion to a hobby: a 280-p...
arts-odysseo

Horseplay under the big top

The big-box entertainment machine that is Cavalia is impressive; the cities that see Cavalia’s second creation, Odysseo, become canvases for the sprawling brand months before the show even sets...