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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...
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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 ...
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Music from the depths

Fri, Jul 18 – Sat, Jul 19 (8:30 pm) Blue Chair Cafe, sold out Mary Gauthier is on day two of a three-day songwriting workshop she’s hosting and confesses to feeling a little tired. Not that she...
Where's Heston when you need him?

Damn lacklustre apes!

Now playing Directed by Matt Reeves The reboot marked, of course, the rise, and one of the disappointments of this Dawn is how predictably it sets up yet another sequel—no doubt Ascent or Reign or Ge...
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The Taming of the Shrew

Until Sun, Jul 27 (8 pm; weekend matinees 2 pm) Directed by Marianne Copithorne Myer Horowitz Theatre, $20 – $30 There’s just no escaping the rampant misogyny in The Taming of the Shrew—but wha...
// Melanie Swerden

Tequila Obsession

8230 Gateway Boulevard 780.616.7275 elcortezcantina.com For many of us, our experience with tequila has been largely limited to the cheap stuff. You know, the kind that seems to burn your throat for ...