//Curtis Hauser

One in a thousand

The first issue of Vue Weekly was made in a basement. It was 1995, and the staff of See Magazine had all jumped ship on that publication together. Vue hit the streets the following week as if nothing...
music-jay-sparrow

A new kind of twang

Jay Sparrow spent much of his childhood on the road. His father was a touring musician, so he got a taste of transient life early on and didn’t lay down roots until seventh grade, when his fami...
Getting ringside

Grappling with the truth

The gorgeously composed gloom sets in early in Foxcatcher and never really lets up. The film dramatizes the star-crossed convergence of fraternal Olympic wrestling champions Mark and Dave Schultz (Ch...
Pamela Tzeng // Vernon Rubiano

Removing the boundaries

As the year winds to a close, many resolution-makers are reflecting on how the passage of time (and bad habits) affect the body. Or maybe it’s just the kind of mood that sets in with the lack o...
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The cherpumple challenge

Turduckens are so 2008. The hottest food-stuffed-with-more-food craze is the cherpumple: three pies (typically cherry, pumpkin and apple, as indicated by the name’s portmanteau) baked inside a ...
How eggciting! // Trina Moyles

‘Tis the season to raise chickens

New holiday traditions are being made—and laid—in Linda and Troy Johnson’s backyard this holiday season. Outside, the Christmas lights twinkle on the newly constructed chicken coop while inside...
music-phantogram-edit

Darkness from the gut

Dark, moody, emotive; the list of adjectives could go on and on when it comes to Phantogram, a duo whose commanding brand of nuanced synth- and drum-driven indie pop has been steadily gaining tractio...
//Ben Giesbrecht

No lifts, no problem

‘We’re not crazy,” laughs Will Fraser. That would depend on who you ask. Fraser and his friends are spending a freezing-cold afternoon launching themselves down a wooden handrail on...
Only in dreams

What dreams may come

Was it only a dream? Six-year-old Sam (Noah Wiseman) wakes up in the middle of the night and scurries to his mother’s bed. He was having a nightmare, but so was Amelia (Essie Davis), or so it s...
Classic Christmas // Yin Yi

An easy, festive nut to crack

In the world of North American ballet, no production matters more than The Nutcracker. Tchaikovsky’s classic score, first performed in 1892, is instantly recognizable, as is the choreography an...