We all go through Phases

The phases of Phases

In its beginnings, Fine5 Dance Theatre was a different company altogether. “We started a contemporary dance company in 1991, but it worked only one year,” René Nõmmik explains. “And...
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A life tenaciously lived

Among the refrains circulating the voluminous body of work generated by the late film critic Roger Ebert (and, yes, every working critic, this one included, has their refrains) was the desire to R...
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Precarious comments

While there was little policy debate during the recent Provincial Conservative leadership campaign, what little there was left health-care advocates concerned we’re going to see more privatizat...
Michael Kalmanovitch at the new store // Eden Munro

An oasis in a desert of food

Downtown Edmonton just became a food desert, save for a brand-new oasis. When Michael Kalmanovitch learned of Sobeys’ departure from their former keystone location on 104 Street downtown—just d...
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Mom and Dad do sexxx education

Sixty-nine years ago—It’s A Wonderful Life still a twinkle in the eye of Frank Capra’s production company; the Second World War nearing its horrific big-bang of an ending; the baby boom j...
Old country meets new sonics

The Dungarees give that old time feeling

The Dungarees was going to be a cover band. A fun escape from the pressure of music-as-a-career for the likes of Robb Angus—of the now defunct Wheat Pool—and James Murdoch, which is how the former pi...
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Family detatchment

Though Laurence Miall didn’t set out to craft a churlish figure at the heart of his debut novel, he isn’t denying that that’s pretty much the case. “I’m aware that’...
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Is a Master’s worth it?

We tell ourselves stories of our eventual success: the thing we believe we will become. Not achieving that success can be debilitating and disorienting. My story about getting my master’s is ab...
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CETA leak: crucial questions unanswered

Would you sign a contract for a mortgage if you didn’t know how high the interest rates would be? That’s a bit like what the Canadian government may be asked to do regarding the country&#...