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Foo Fighters’ New Album Medicine at Midnight review

Shelby Mahler is excited that Foo Fighters have released their first new studio album since 2017, but reckons that, though it still retains the classic Foo Fighters aura, it falls short of being as innovative, memorable or inspirational as their earlier work.

Date Night at the Drive-In Opera: Edmonton Opera review

 Sarah El-Ezaby takes her friend to Edmonton Opera’s answer to the pandemic – a drive-in song recital at the back of the Jubilee Auditorium. But it’s opera and love songs, and Sarah discovers perhaps the friend is more than just a friend.

Albertan TikTok Influencers That You Should Be Following

 Jocelyn Ash wonders whether there are any exciting TikTok creators from Alberta, and discovers that, indeed, there are, from a make-up lip-sync creative artist to an 87-year old grandmother.

Easter Baking at Home

Housebound by Covid, Chynna Hamm gets to work on some Easter baking for herself (recipes included!)

A Guide to Edmonton’s Wicca, Pagan, and Metaphysical Stores

Bree Meiklejohn doesn’t identify as a Wiccan, but she does browse metaphysical stores to pick up supplies for her own practice. Here she tells us about four of Edmonton’s best.

SkirtsAfire and Ballet Edmonton: Body of Words review

 Zachary Mann reviews the “heart-wrenchinig combination of dance, music and poetry” that was the on-line installation Body of Words, at the 2021 SkirtsAfire’s Festival.

Interview with Drew Shalka of FKB

  The up-and-coming Edmonton rock band FKB have made the post of Covid-19 performance restrictions, Shelby Mahler learns from frontman Drew Shalka.

Flying Canoë Volant Festival 2021 review

   Trista Peterson and her parents were impressed that the spectacular outdoors Flying Canoë Volant festival was so effective, given all the constraints of Covid-19.

YYC Hot Chocolate Fest Review

 Stuck down in Calgary because of Covid, Celine De Capite takes solace in Calgary’s hot chocolate festival, and pities us Edmontonians…

Old Strathcona Sweet Treats and Latte Festival Review

Chynna Hamm and her boyfriend try the baking and latte treats on offer in Old Strathcona.

International Festival of Winter Cinema preview

 The International Festival of Winter Cinema remains in-person this year, with 51 movies to watch. Ivet Koleva looks at the Festival, and selects three must-watch offerings.

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…

Edmonton Opera’s Moonstruck vs. La Bohème review

  Sarah El-Ezaby watches the third episode in Edmonton Opera’s Opera 101 series, that compares a well-known opera with a similar well-known movie. Here the works are Puccini’s La Bohème and Norman Jewison’s movie Moonstruck, starring Cher and Nicolas Cage.

Global Game Jam 2021 review

 Ohi 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.

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