"I loved you in The Social Network"

Toil and trouble

Simon James (Jesse Eisenberg) is rarely recognized and barely noticed. Simon says, “You’re in my place” to a guy on the subway early in Richard Ayoade’s The Double—a film whic...
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...
// Compfight: Furtwangl

The birds and the bees

As the urban agriculture movement picked up momentum in Edmonton—as, increasingly, people care more about knowing exactly where their food comes from, and even having a hand in its cultivation–itR...
Boosh at the 2013 Bermuda Fest // ©2013 www.heikoryll.com

Band(s) together

It was like everybody had the same genius idea at the same time. Over the arc of last summer, Edmonton found itself dotted with new summer music festivals, like the raddest of spreading plagues. They...
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Jason Isbell

At 35 years old, Jason Isbell is already a music veteran, having held a publishing deal with FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama before joining the Drive-By Truckers in his early twenties. He spen...
So happy together

Adolescent paradoxes

Me and You [Io e Te], an adaptation of Niccolò Ammaniti’s young-adult novel and the first feature in a decade from Bernardo Bertolucci, now in his 70s, is another of his works about a man and w...
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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...
Sherbrooke Liquor, one of Edmonton’s privatized liquor stores // Lauren de Leeuw

Bottled-up costs

In retrospect, the 1988 Christmas wish list of Alberta’s alcohol purveyors was modest. Jim Hansen, then executive vice-president of the Alberta Hotels & Lodging Association, applauded the p...
// Meaghan Baxter

Abolishing mediocre sushi

Most sushi places in Edmonton are subject to contending twin forces which, while ensuring a cosmic equilibrium that keeps the universe from tearing itself asunder, makes it tough for true stand-outs ...