Cinematic pop //  Chris Buck

Celebration pop

‘It’s always been hard,” Allan Carl Newman says, in a tone of bemused acceptance. “I realize it’s just the curse of this band. It’s just how it always will be.R...
Riding in cars with Nick Cave

Dig yourself

There’s a scene in Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s remarkable feature debut in which the hero, a songwriter and musician reflecting on his life and work as he goes about his business on h...
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...
// Paul Blinov

Settlers of Whyte Ave

To the less-discerning passer-by, the name and logo of The Hexagon Café could simply be a crisply designed logo, one that manages to pop out along the walls-to-wall stores of Whyte Ave. But astute bo...
// Curtis Hauser

Legal sell, illegal buy

Determining whether legalizing the selling of sex while criminalizing the purchase of it is a good or a bad thing is not an easy task. It’s a topic that leads to heated arguments and the spouti...
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Something Lost, something gained

Every musician has to take that first step out onto stage somewhere. For Mitch Holtby, otherwise known around these parts as Mitchmatic, that beginning came after he moved to Edmonton with his family...
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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...
// Supplied

NhRP’s fight for animal rights

The idea of acknowledging an animal as a person puts some people off, because many believe that “person” and “human” are synonymous. But a person is a being of which humans ar...
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Disadvantaged kids lose out in summer

In a city where there’s the potential to see snow fall in 10 out of 12 months, it’s hard to make the case that our school boards should shorten the summer vacation for everyone and move t...
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Gravitating toward the gastropub

I don’t know who was responsible, but everything conspired to make sure my first impression was positive. After days of muggy heat and the contemporaneous rise of Edmonton’s mosquito and ...