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Trista's Guide to Vegan Eats in Edmonton

Trista Peterson extols the food in nine Edmonton vegan restaurants, and hopes that a tenth, closed because of Covid, will return.

Cocktails in Quarantine

cocktails  Jocelyn Ash misses going out to the bar for a cocktail, so for Covid she tried making them herself. She had never done so before…

Global Game Jam 2021 review

 Ohe Ahimie attempts to create a new video game in two days flat in the Edmonton section of the Global Game Jam, and is reminded of an old saying that “shooting a target isn’t about hitting the bullseye, but rather that you took aim in the first place.”

Chinatown Dining Week review

 Chinatown’s restaurants aren’t confined to Chinese food. Mariana Gutierrez-Serna takes away from three very different restaurants during Chinatown Dinign Week, with happy results.

Guide to the antique scene in the Strathcona area

 Brie Meiklejohn looks at two antique malls and two antique stores, all close to eachother in the Strathcona area, and delights in what they have to offer.

A walk through Edmonton graveyards

Emily Keen, looking for solace and the outdoors during Covid-19 shutdown, discovers unexpected rewards in Edmonton’s graveyards.

Morgan Wallen: Dangerous, the Double Album review

Writing just before Morgan Wallen was widely banned after using a racial slur, Chynna Hamm found him mixing die-hard country with country-pop on his phenomenally successful new release, Dangerous, the Double Album.

A 2021 Valentine's Day Survival Guide

Celine De Capite suggests all kinds of things to do in Edmonton on a Valentine’s Day when Covid restrictions will be in force.

The 'Transient' and the History of Rave Dance Culture in Edmonton

Mayor Bill Smith tried to ban them, but only Covid has put a (temporary) stop to them. Joshua Nahn explores the fascinting culture and history of raves in Edmonton.

Magic of Lights at the Castrol Raceway review

 Analea Zimmerman and her partner Bryan go round the Castrol Raceway track with one of the slowest laptimes ever, as they take in the glittering Christmas lights display.

Jingle Jangle, a Christmas Journey movie review

 Georgia Englot enjoys Netflix new Christmas movie, but doesn’t expect it to become an annual classic.

Interview with Tyler Copland, co-founder of PolyHobby

The first of Vickey Ziegler’s three interviews with leading figures in the young but thriving Edmonton video games industry.

Why Don't You Date Me? podcast review

 Vivian Poon reviews comedian Nicole Byer’s podcast, Why Don’t You Date Me, and loves the open conversations and stories she hears.

Boys of Fall: Distance album review

Vickey Ziegler listens to the latest album from the pop-punk band Boys of Fall, and ends up adding it to her Spotify list.

A Guide to Winter Fishing in Edmonton

Rachel Babichuck has some ideas for going fishing in the Edmonton area during a Covid Winter – for beginners and for experienced fisherfolk alike. 

Mai Vietnamese Fusion restaurant review

Aonan He reviews the recently opened Mai Vietnamese Fusion restaurant in the West Edmonton Mall, and declares that, although in the mid-price range, it is the best value Vietnamese food in Edmonton.

Netflix docuseries (Un)Well review

Vivian Poon watches the Netflix docuseries on the alternative health industry, finds her self sucked in, and then has deep misgivings about the whole series, not to mention the industry.

Interview with Rebecca and Parker Lieb, founders of the QUILTBAG

 Paige Wagner talks to Rebecca and Parker Lieb, who have  taken the bold descision to move their store to Whyte Avenue’s Grow Centre in the middle of the pandemic, while continuing to sell their LGBTQ2S+ gear on line.

A conversation with Edmonton's Historian Laureate

Annie Wildemann talks to Amber Paquette, who is bringing her passion for indigenous stories and histories to her role as Edmonton’s latest Historian Laueate.

The Queen's Gambit movie review

 Nirmall Chockalingam finds that you don’t need to know about chess to enjoy this new Netflix smash-hit mini-series, and he gives it four stars.

Ariana Grande Positions album review

Tiana Kirk, despite being an Ariane Grande fan, is disappointed by the singer’s latest album.

Woodrack Café Premium Outlet Collection Mall location review

 Carelyn Kostyk loved the Strathcona Woodrack Café – it promised coziness and community, and it delivered. So she tried Woodrack’s new Premium Outlet Collection location, by the Edmonton International Airport, and will not be returning any time soon.

 

Interview with Cynthia Booth of Glass Earth Inc.

Tiana Kirk  has a passion for indoor plants, especially in a Covid winter, and so gets some tips from master indoor gardener Cynthia Booth.

The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra back in the Winspear: review

 Georgia Englot attended the first concert the ESO gave in a reopened Winspear, before the pandemic restrictions closed it down again, and she herself and her family all caught Covid.

DRIVE Go Karting review

 Nirmall Chockalingam wonders what to do as winter sets in, and ends up go-karting inside the West Edmonton Mall.

Five best Edmonton night driving routes review

Aonan He discovers the joys of driving around a Covid-desterted Edmonton at night, and suggests the five best routes.

Indian Fusion Curry House restaurant review

Nirmall Chockalingam visits a rather unusual Indian restaurant, eats crocodile for the first time, and is impressed by the whole experience.

Over the Moon movie review

 Ariel Delormé appreciates the inclusiveness of this Hollywood animated take on a Chinese tale, but is less impressed with the story.

Interview with Nisha Patel, Edmonton's Poet Laureate

Talicia Dutchin talks to Edmonton’s eighth Poet Laureate, and learns of Nisha Patel’s commitment to the community and to live audiencences.

Small galleries of Edmonton review

Dawson Black spends an enjoyable morning visiting three of the private art galleries in Edmonton, all located within a few minutes of each other, and all showing contemporary Canadian art.

An introduction to Edmonton musician Travis Matthews

Rachel Babichuk talks to Edmonton musician Travis Matthews, the son of the well-known Edmonton guitarist Gord Matthews, as Travis starts to make an impact with his own career.

Miley Cyrus Plastic Hearts review

 Dawson Black, a self-confessed Miley Cyrus fan, reviews the singer’s latest rock-influenced album, and gives it 10/10.

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