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Kastles made of sound

Things are moving fast these days. The Internet has blessed and cursed us with near infinite novelty: new sounds, new cool, new styles. So how does an artist cut through the static and get people to ...
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An Iberian cuisine evolution

Some years into its tenure in the Boardwalk Building, Sabor Restaurant appears to be fine-tuning its brand. Note the disappearance of the modifying “Divino” formerly appended to its name ...
In the Kivu provinces of eastern DRC, 1.5 million people have been internally displaced by conflict. // Trina Moyles

Congolese refugees can “never go back”

For more than four years, *Hanna, a 33-year-old eastern Congolese woman, and her family have been living in Nakivale Refugee Settlement, a UNHCR-operated camp located in southern Uganda. She and her ...
Toy Guns Dance Theatre's "Fortuitous Endings." Photos by Marc J Chalifoux.

Rock the boat

Canoe Theatre Festival has always been a chance for Edmonton’s theatre scene to prove its dynamism. This year, it’s also a chance for Workshop West’s new artistic director to reveal...
Oh, me? Just doing a little scribble, really.

Master of light

This latest and visually loveliest film from Mike Leigh is a study of the English Romantic landscape painter J M W Turner (1775 – 1851), whose work functions as both subject and inspiration—an openin...
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Buy a meal, give a meal

Eighteen months ago, Jeremy Bryant and his cousin Andrew Hall had just ditched their soulless corporate day jobs and started Mealshare, a brand-new non-profit organization. After a few weeks of mostl...
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Second wind

Sebastien Grainger pauses to think, turning his mind over like an engine on idle. It’s audible over the phone, with one extended “uhh … ” capping itself off with a moment of s...
"What's wrong?" "Capitalism. Ugh."

A hollow handshake

Let me just start by telling you what it’s about, because what it’s about is by far the most interesting thing about A Most Violent Year, J C Chandor’s third feature and, following ...
Power and play // Epic Photography

Shiny leather in the dark

One wonders if the Citadel was tempted to pepper its promotional materials for Venus in Fur with hashtags: #Mansplaining! #YesAllWomen! #GamerGate! Social media is certainly rife with the same discus...