The words behind the fire

“I like the feel of the work that comes out of a deep understanding of a place,” says author Fred Stenson. more »

Sep 25, 2014 Books

Gillian Templeton, a.k.a. Ophelia Wilde

New burlesque troupe focuses on satire, comedy and classic style. more »

Sep 25, 2014 Your Face Here 1 Comments


Glenbow library and archives could be on the move

Glenbow is planning to relocate its library and archives to the University of Calgary. more »

Sep 25, 2014 News 5 Comments

YYComedy Festival enters its third year with best lineup yet

The roster of Calgary comedians is a mighty fine one: listing Sarah Adams, Andrew Phung and Amanda Brooke Perrin only scrapes the surface. more »

Sep 25, 2014 Comedy

Ought not for naught

It’s difficult to talk about Ought, Montreal’s buzzy post-punk band du jour, without talking about the 2012 Quebec student protests. more »

Sep 25, 2014 Music previews

Design for the people

Since April of 2013, a congregation of New Urbanist-oriented folk have been gathering every few months for mature conversations about the built environment of Calgary. more »

Sep 25, 2014 Urban Living

Starter schools

Premier Jim Prentice’s September 22 announcement that the province is building four “starter schools” in Calgary has created more confusion and anger than jubilation. more »

Sep 25, 2014 News

Goings On - week of Sept. 25, 2014

No, the Peak Performance Project is not a scientific study for sexual enhancement drugs, it’s actually a musical contest with a ton of money on the line. more »

Sep 25, 2014 Goings on

Arts Seen - week of Sept. 25, 2014

Those who enjoyed the performative art at last week’s Nuit Blanche Calgary (or lost their way in the crowds or missed the event entirely) have another chance to explore the art form with the seventh edition of M:ST Performative Art Festival. more »

Sep 25, 2014 Arts Seen

Poor youth

A Conference Board of Canada study has determined kids today don’t have it as good as their parents did. more »

Sep 25, 2014 News

Art that crosses borders

“I think we intentionally cast a wide net in terms of our definition of performative art,” says Tomas Jonsson, director of Mountain Standard Time (M:ST) Performative Art Festival. more »

Sep 25, 2014 Visual Arts

Roggen’s Heroes

Hogan’s Heroes was a sitcom set in a German prisoner-of-war camp during the Second World War. more »

Sep 25, 2014 Booze

Toying with morality

These are good times for someone like Jeremy Thomas, the writer and director of Ally Was Screaming, to be making films more »

Sep 25, 2014 Film Features

Roxanne Haynes

Ziggy Marley returns to a much drier city

The Bow River was already flowing at three times its normal rate when Ziggy Marley and his band took the stage at the Epcor Centre on the evening of June 20 last year. more »

Sep 25, 2014 Music features

LaRae Lobdell

Making a move

I’m a 28-year-old pan-curious married guy from the Midwest about to move to San Francisco. more »

Sep 25, 2014 Savage Love

Denzel Washington tools up

According to Chekhov’s oft-repeated dictum about the deals that storytellers make with their audiences, if a pistol appears in the first act, it has to be fired in the third. more »

Sep 25, 2014 Film Reviews

Cruisin' the Cosmos - week of Sept. 25, 2014

LIBRA (SEPT. 23 — OCT. 22) Lookin’ for strength? The best place to start is with the endless supply of love you hold in your heart. more »

Sep 25, 2014 Horoscopes

Simon Pegg finds happiness

Simon Pegg looks pretty bleary-eyed. It’s not because he’s hungover. more »

Sep 25, 2014 Film Reviews

My Brightest Diamond - This is My Hand

Shara Worden returns with another stunning album under the moniker My Brightest Diamond. more »

Sep 25, 2014 Record reviews

Perfume Genius - Too Bright

After a 2010 debut album, Learning, that went far too unnoticed, Mike Hadreas turned a lot of heads with 2012’s pretty yet provocative Put Your Back N 2 It. more »

Sep 25, 2014 Record reviews

King Tuff - Black Moon Spell

Kyle Thomas has gone through many different phases in the last decade. more »

Sep 25, 2014 Record reviews

Aphex Twin - Syro

Despite being one of electronic music’s most revered figures, Aphex Twin has also been one of the scene’s most noticeably absent players. more »

Sep 25, 2014 Record reviews

Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa - Savage Imagination

While ex-Ponytail guitar guru Dustin Wong and long-running J-popper Takako Minekawa have carved out their own respective niches with their solo work, they have also made a name for themselves as a duo. more »

Sep 25, 2014 Record reviews

The case for information

New Alberta Premier Jim Prentice has a big to-do list. Some people who are familiar with the challenges of getting information from the provincial government suggest reforming Freedom of Information legislation is near the bottom of that list. more »

Sep 18, 2014 News

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  • Steam Whistle's Oktoberfest

    On October 4th, get your oom-pah-pah on and join Steam Whistle’s traditional Oktoberfest Party at WURST at 8 p.m. Get ready to stomp your feet to traditional German music and enjoy a party that will hold you over until Stampede. more »

  • Mad Caddies

    Tickets for you +1 to see Mad Caddies, Larry and His Flask, live at The Gateway on Saturday, October 18th. more »

  • Pride

    Remstar Films is releasing PRIDE this Friday exclusively at Eau Claire. more »

  • Just for Laughs Comedy Tour

    You and three friends will enjoy Just For Laughs Comedy Tour on Saturday, November 8th, 7:00pm at Jack Singer Concert Hall. more »

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