Can you tell which is more useful? // Meaghan Baxter

Vue’s kitchen gadget gift guide

Is that $70 onion-skin peeler really worth it? Would the amateur chef on your Christmas list love or hate (or even use) an avocado cuber? What about a pomegranate deseeder or a butter slicer? Vue spo...
Kelly Ridsdale, winter biking warrior // Josh Marcellin

Cold riders, warm hearts

Kelly Ridsdale’s mountain bike crunches through the packed snow on a path northeast of downtown Edmonton. It’s a crisp November afternoon, beautifully bright in the way only sunny winter ...
// Curtis Hauser

The pagan roots of Christmas

Have you ever stopped to wonder why, each December, we drag trees into our living rooms and adorn them with twinkly lights and sparkly baubles? What about that bizarre myth with which we perpetually ...
Thinkin' 'bout a space to play in, probably // Dustin Rabin

Workman for the weekend

‘A room is an important thing,” Hawksley Workman begins. “When you listen to Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite for Destruction or Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA, you ha...
You'll feel how we tell you to feel about this picture

Subverting subversion

What’s the difference between the official narrative—the stories authorities choose to tell us about who we are—and the reality for ordinary people living their everyday lives? This question is...
// Amber 1079 via Compfight

Writing the rights of animals

Animal abuse is a criminal act in Canada, but defining what abuse is gets tricky. Animal Justice, a Toronto-based advocacy group, is pushing for further protection of animals by lobbying lawmakers to...
Kind of a boring game, this time around

Mocking us

The thing about splitting the end of a trilogy into two movies—the modern, assuredly money-making trend in adapting novels into cinematic franchises—is that movie one is always the less-satisfying pa...