Chaylene Ribbonleg explores four vital Indigenous role models in the Edmonton and Alberta areas. These influencers advocate for Indigenous rights, culture and traditions.
Vanessa Agbulu shares experiences with two of her Edmonton Nigerian friends about their relationship with their hair. ““We have to straighten our hair, wear wigs to hide it or do our hair in acceptable styles in order to get and keep a job… or not get kicked out of school.”
Chaylene Ribbonleg explores some of Edmonton’s 120 donair shops. She explores the city with friends, family and delicious food. Check out her top 5 picks in this article.
Kelsey discusses her Ukrainian heritage and the traditions her Ukrainian Grandmother may or may not have passed down to her. She reminisces on her childhood and great memories.
“Don’t get me wrong,” writes Vanessa Agbulu, ” the entire movie is filled with stale, lifeless and at many times overly dramatic acting. But here Kristin Davis manages to deliver the calibre of acting you can only find in a low-budget, straight-to-TV movie.” Nonethless, Vanessa, taking delight in watching a really bad movie, has to see its awefulness right through…
Zacharty Mann says that Oscar Jerome’s new albulm is “a steady parade of jazz, funk, neo-soul, and indie-infused pieces expertly intertwined to create a stunningly diverse and contemplative album on love, political turmoil, and identity.”
Zachjary Mann like spoken word poetry (“I like the dimly lit atmosphere which reminds me of a smoky New York jazz cafe”), and finds an on-line venue full of local artists that keeps poets and audiences in touch during the pandemic.
Shelby Marler enjoys GIas Mayer’s mountain paintings collection at Edmonton’s Bugera Matheson Gallery. “It brings the very elusive quality of mountains and their environment to life.”
Zachary Mann returns to Frederick Ashton’s classic La Fille mal gardeé in the Royal Ballet 2015 performance recently streamed by the company, and available from their website, and reckons it’s ideal for someone who has never seen a ballet.
Mariana Gutierrez-Serna asks, “How hard could it be to find a decently respectable, funny man who was not looking for anything serious that was still open to anything?” and sees if the on-line dating app Bumble can provide the answer.
Ohi Ahimie explains why you should watch the Japanese shonen anime Attack on Titans, whose fourth series, part 1, has recently premiered on a number of streaming platforms, including Amazon Prime.
Jocelyn Ash can’t wait until Covid restrictions relax and she gets outdoors for a summer drinking game with her friends. Here she describes her five favourites, and how to play them.
We all have them, hiding away at the back of the bathroom cupboard – the empty pill bottle. Bree Meiklejohn finds creative satisfaction, therapy, and environmental satisfaction in repurposing prescription bottles, and show us how to do it.
An interview with Edmonton drag performer Mars Dawn, as Bree Meiklejohn, who has started performing herself, wonders how drag artists are doing in the pandemic.
Trista Peterson, who knows her designer brands and a good bargain when she sees one, guides us through four higher-end Edmonton consignment stores.
Balancing Life and Study: As Easy as a 4-Step Checklist
Ivet Koleva gives some tips on how to survive as an undergraduate when everything seems to be stress.
Trista Peterson reviews the new HBO/Amazon series Made for Love, which introduces a tiny chip that, when implanted in the minds of two lovers, allows them to hear, see, think, and dream as one.
Kelsey Brick utilizes the power of Google Earth to create an interactive journey through the history of Edmonton’s many ski-hills, past and present.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.