The next hip street

Seventeenth Avenue is cool. So is Fourth Street, Kensington and Inglewood. These are the strips known for funky independent businesses, art spaces and restaurants that have risen to prominence in recent decades... more »

Oct 16, 2014 News

Suzy Thompson

Tuition fight

The University of Calgary’s $73-million budget surplus met with some cold hard facts during the institution’s budget town hall meeting on October 14. more »

Oct 16, 2014 News

Care debate

The Alberta Government is taking uncharacteristically quick action in response to last week’s report from the auditor general. more »

Oct 16, 2014 News

It isn’t just about going car free

Seminal psychoanalyst Erich Fromm wrote we “are not part of a fixed and biologically given nature,” and that our “passions and anxieties are a cultural product.” more »

Oct 16, 2014 Viewpoints

Drew Anderson

Jessica McCarrel

Meet Jessica McCarrel, owner of the city's smallest coffee shop located in CommunityWise. The 25-square-foot space is located in an old closet and includes a mobile cart for events. more »

Oct 16, 2014 Your Face Here

LaRae Lobdell


Four years ago, I met a man on a “married but looking” website. more »

Oct 16, 2014 Savage Love

A city at war

Calgary, 1914: Oil has just been discovered in Turner Valley, the population is pushing 50,000, and the Great War has broken out in Europe. more »

Oct 16, 2014 Urban Living

Cruisin' the Cosmos - week of Oct. 16, 2014

LIBRA (SEPT. 23 — OCT. 22) What you’re gettin’ right now is like a cupcake without icing — it’s yummy, but not quite perfect. more »

Oct 16, 2014 Horoscopes

The Hot 5 - week of Oct. 16, 2014

Online shoe shopping, sweating pretty, clean living and more in this month’s Hot 5. more »

Oct 16, 2014 Fashion

Drop off the kids

This Saturday, bedroom DJs and producers of all ages will have a chance to take a peek behind the curtains of electronic music. more »

Oct 16, 2014 Music features

Heather Walker

Napalmpom’s unconditional love

This week, Calgary rock ’n’ rollers Napalmpom will release their debut full-length album. more »

Oct 16, 2014 Music previews 2 Comments

Goings On - week of Oct. 16, 2014

Asses are pretty hilarious and always will be. It’s just a fact of life. But twerking is no longer funny. more »

Oct 16, 2014 Goings on 1 Comments

Timothy Saccenti

The freakiest frequent flyers

If you’ve heard Chromeo, you’ll likely remember the first time you heard them. more »

Oct 16, 2014 Music previews

Absolutely Free - s/t

Just as Toronto’s prog-leaning art punks DD/MM/YYYY called it quits in 2011, three-quarters of the band (Mike Claxton, Matt King and Moshe Rozenberg) immediately reincarnated into Absolutely Free. more »

Oct 16, 2014 Record reviews

Ekoplekz - Influkz

Just a few months ago, Bristol beat scientist Nick Edwards released his latest Ekoplekz full-length Unfidelity via Mike Paradinas’ esteemed Planet Mu imprint. more »

Oct 16, 2014 Record reviews

Kindness - Otherness

Working under his Kindness moniker, Adam Bainbridge made 2012’s overlooked debut album, World, You Need a Change of Mind, not to mention a significant contribution to Blood Orange’s Cupid Deluxe. more »

Oct 16, 2014 Record reviews

Museum of Love - s/t

When New York’s DFA launched in 2001, it took aim at the youth of the day, inspiring fans to do whatever it took not to lose their edge. more »

Oct 16, 2014 Record reviews

Trudie Lee

A global tale of vengeance, justice and forgiveness

He may be in his mid-30s, but Nicolas Billon just bought his very first suit. more »

Oct 16, 2014 Theatre 1 Comments

Trudie Lee

Love and liberation

For Calgary playwright David van Belle, Liberation Days, now premièring at Theatre Calgary, is more than just a script he wrote. more »

Oct 16, 2014 Theatre

Arts Seen - week of Oct. 16, 2014

Among the highlights of the ongoing Fluid Festival, the national première of House by Tel Aviv’s L-E-V (Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar) is sure to stand out. more »

Oct 16, 2014 Arts Seen

Picking your battles

British war artist Paul Nash wrote: “I am no longer an artist interested and curious, I am a messenger who will bring back word from the men who are fighting to those who want the war to go on for ever. more »

Oct 16, 2014 Visual Arts

Thomas King at his best

The Back of the Turtle is Thomas King’s first novel in 15 years. more »

Oct 16, 2014 Books

Ed Kashi

Capitalism and catastrophe

Let’s start with a question. What seems like a bigger challenge: fixing a flawed economic system, or dealing with the catastrophic consequences of uncontrolled climate change? more »

Oct 16, 2014 Books 1 Comments

Tim Winton

When asked what inspired his new novel, Eyrie, author Tim Winton says he’s still trying to figure that out. more »

Oct 9, 2014 Books

Ann-Marie MacDonald

Readers will be forgiven for mistaking Mary Rose, the hero of Ann-Marie MacDonald’s new novel, Adult Onset, with the author herself. more »

Oct 9, 2014 Books

Michael Cho

Michael Cho is excited about the future of comics. more »

Oct 9, 2014 Books

Johanna Skibsrud

Johanna Skibsrud says she first heard composer Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time accidentally, at a free concert series in Toronto. more »

Oct 9, 2014 Books

Leif Norman

Dance exemplars

International physical performers who are at their peak will be in Calgary alongside local choreographers as part of the 2014 Fluid Festival starting October 15. more »

Oct 9, 2014 Dance

Broom dreams

Oscar Wilde once famously wrote that “life imitates art far more than art imitates life.” more »

Oct 16, 2014 Film Features

The community of Harmontown

As a TV writer and producer rather than an actor or performer, Dan Harmon belongs to a tribe of showbiz professionals who aren’t generally accorded wider fame and renown. more »

Oct 16, 2014 Film Reviews

Ticket to ride

They’re handing out free condoms at the midnight screening of Frankenhooker (1990) at the Globe Cinema on Friday, October 24th! more »

Oct 16, 2014 Video Vulture

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