Sex workers express concerns as anti-prostitution bill becomes law

Stripping for pay is fine. Making porn’s cool too. But giving a lap-dance falls into the realm of being exploited. Same with granting a client in a massage parlour a hand job... more »

Dec 18, 2014 12:00 AM News

Secondary suite defeat

There’s no shortage of issues to keep city council occupied. Transit. Food. Emergency services. Or, for the 33rd time since 2005, secondary suites. more »

Dec 18, 2014 12:00 AM News

AHS wage woes

It’s been a sombre span for Alberta’s health-care workers. On December 10, senior care workers gathered outside Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre to protest the decision by Covenant Health... more »

Dec 18, 2014 12:00 AM News

Ed Kashi

Christmas, capitalism and climate change

One of the beloved traditions of the season, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, celebrates the redemption of an iconic greedy capitalist — Ebenezer Scrooge. more »

Dec 18, 2014 12:00 AM Viewpoints

Hole-in-the-wall a treat

While most Indian restaurants in Calgary serve food originating from the northern regions of the country, there are a handful of places popping up that serve southern Indian specialties. more »

Dec 18, 2014 12:00 AM Food

Julia Minamata

A gay old time

For one night this month, Calgarians will have a chance to make the Yuletide gay — in every sense of the word. more »

Dec 18, 2014 12:00 AM Urban Living

The Hot 5 - Week of Dec. 18, 2014

Juicing, being a happy camper and makeup makeovers in this month’s Hot 5. more »

Dec 18, 2014 12:00 AM Fashion

LaRae Lobdell

At the Neptune

We just did a live taping of the Savage Lovecast at Seattle’s Neptune Theatre. Audience members submitted more questions — anonymously, on index cards — than we could possibly answer during the Q&A segment of the show. more »

Dec 18, 2014 12:00 AM Savage Love

Serena Malyon

Cruisin' the Cosmos - week of Dec. 18, 2014

SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22 — DEC. 21) While you’re waitin’ for the other shoe to drop, all related activities oughta stop. more »

Dec 18, 2014 12:00 AM Horoscopes

Courtesy of Erika Miyagiwa

Goings On - Week of Dec. 18, 2014

Los Angeles producer Shlohmo (born Henry Laufer) has connections to some of the electronic world’s most important contemporary artists. more »

Dec 18, 2014 12:00 AM Goings on

The Original New Timbre Orchestra (TONTO) is one of many rare, elaborate synthesizers in the NMC’s collection.

Courtesy of Chad Schroter-Gillespie

Long live music

With a new, purpose-built facility set to open in 2016, the National Music Centre (NMC) is thinking big. But its collection, which will close to the public in the new year in preparation for the move, started modestly as the Cantos Music Museum. more »

Dec 18, 2014 12:00 AM Music features

Charli XCX - Sucker

Don’t let her chorus in Iggy Azalea’s disposable hit single “Fancy” fool you — Charli XCX is a top-tier pop star with balls bigger than any other. more »

Dec 18, 2014 12:00 AM Record reviews

D’Angelo and the Vanguard - Black Messiah

Well, isn’t this a nice gift for the end of 2014. more »

Dec 18, 2014 12:00 AM Record reviews

Serious Clouds - Forms

For more than a decade, Serious Clouds have been exploring what would seem to be every sound possible. more »

Dec 18, 2014 12:00 AM Record reviews

Young Braised - Northern Reflections

With a shocking 27 — 27! — releases in 2014, Vancouver-based cassette label 1080p has etched out a clear style, much of it based around skygazing electronics and Myst-ical aesthetics. more »

Dec 18, 2014 12:00 AM Record reviews

Arts Seen - Week of Dec. 18, 2014

In a move aimed to better reflect its current and future role in Calgary, the former Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts has revealed its long-awaited new name: Arts Commons. more »

Dec 18, 2014 12:00 AM Arts Seen

Kevin J. Mellis prefers using a rare 150-year-old photography process instead of Photoshop to look beyond the surface image.

Courtesy of Kevin J. Mellis

Fragile faces

In an image-saturated world, it can be hard for a photographer to stand out. Kevin J. Mellis, whose portraits are on exhibition at Artpoint Gallery until December 20, shoots single photos directly onto glass using a rare 150-year-old technique. more »

Dec 18, 2014 12:00 AM Visual Arts

Joining the ranks of Anonymous

Edward Snowden’s decision to leak scores of top-secret U.S. government security documents in 2013 revealed that your most paranoid fantasies are true — they are, indeed, spying on you, storing multitudes of Internet and cellphone data. more »

Dec 18, 2014 12:00 AM Books

Journey’s end

My Hobbit bar is embarrassingly low. In fact, I went into Peter Jackson’s third and final instalment, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, knowing that even if the hobbits flew into space, landed on a giant asteroid... more »

Dec 18, 2014 12:00 AM Film Reviews

Wrestling with demons

Channing Tatum brought a souvenir home with him after portraying a real-life Olympic wrestler in the acclaimed new drama Foxcatcher. more »

Dec 18, 2014 12:00 AM Film Features

Girl’s gone Wild

Jean-Marc Vallée may be spending a lot of time in California these days, but the acclaimed filmmaker has no intentions of becoming a Hollywood sellout. more »

Dec 18, 2014 12:00 AM Film Features

Roll on down to Roller Town

See that guy in the V-neck T-shirt and booty shorts? That’s our hero — a paragon of masculine virtue who must stand up to the villains who killed his father. more »

Dec 18, 2014 12:00 AM Video Vulture

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