Spending... like hell

Halloween is big. A 2012 Retail Council of Canada poll found spending for Halloween is topped only by Christmas and back-to-school shopping. more »

Oct 30, 2014 News


Byelection breakdown

The four provincial byelections held on October 27 were swept by the Progressive Conservative party, leaving opposition parties questioning their existence. more »

Oct 30, 2014 News

Eric Kounce

Prentice plan

Within hours of becoming an elected MLA instead of a lowly appointed premier, Jim Prentice was back onstage with new plans in hand, announcing a Rural Economic Development Action Plan on October 28. more »

Oct 30, 2014 News

Donate yourself

Organ and tissue donation in Alberta is still short of where the government would like it to be despite 44,000 new entries in the Alberta Organ and Tissue Donor Registry since its launch in July. more »

Oct 30, 2014 News

Denali National Wildlife Refuge

The precipitous decline of wildlife

Perhaps the second thing you have to consider after learning that half the world’s wildlife has disappeared since 1970 is: How does that affect me? Do I have to change the way I live and think? more »

Oct 30, 2014 Viewpoints

An intoxicating hobby

November 1 is the 15th annual Learn to Homebrew Day. more »

Oct 30, 2014 Booze

Courtesy of Sue Bell

Sexism is scary

Zombies, ghosts and demons, move over. Scarier stuff stalks our streets every day. more »

Oct 30, 2014 Urban Living

LaRae Lobdell

Inanimate objections

My son is 15 going on 16, and he’s been experimenting with masturbation. At the moment, I pretty much just think fine, whatever, he’s a teenager, there’s very little I can do about it. more »

Oct 30, 2014 Savage Love

Cruisin' the Cosmos - week of Oct. 30, 2014

SCORPIO (OCT. 23 — NOV. 21) Let the ghoul times roll this Halloween ’cause the moon’s in your crypt and she’s diggin’ the scene. more »

Oct 30, 2014 Horoscopes

Goings On - week of Oct. 30, 2014

This weekend marks the return of Halloween. You’ve likely got a ton of things planned for the evening, and have surely figured out a costume. more »

Oct 30, 2014 Goings on

A Phantom and a phenom

They often work in shadow, yet they have the power to shake buildings and drive terror into people’s souls. Is it any wonder that the original Phantom of the Opera was also an organist? more »

Oct 30, 2014 Music previews

Still big, still shining

Big Shiny Tunes 2 is an anomaly. But an interesting one. It’s a Canadian compilation that’s outsold most Canadian albums. more »

Oct 30, 2014 Music previews

Courtesy of Kate Young

Austra strike awe

If you ask someone to describe Toronto’s Austra, they’re bound to mention danceable tracks laden with pop hooks and embedded with layers of dark, swirling synth. more »

Oct 30, 2014 Music previews

Dirty Beaches - Stateless

Dirty Beaches has a plethora of material out there, and each release now seems like it was working towards the newest offering, Stateless. more »

Oct 30, 2014 Record reviews

The Flaming Lips - With A Little Help From My Fwends

It should come as no surprise that the Flaming Lips covering the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper in its entirety is as terrible as their album-length cover of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. Who is supporting these hare-brained ideas of Wayne Coyne? more »

Oct 30, 2014 Record reviews

Ought - Once More With Feeling

Montreal’s Ought didn’t plan to give their tour-only EP a wide release. Most bands don’t. Yet most bands don’t have the kind of buzz Ought have had in 2014. more »

Oct 30, 2014 Record reviews

Taylor Swift - 1989

The evolution of Taylor Swift from teenage country darlin’ to pop’s most dominant starlet has been fascinating to watch. With more »

Oct 30, 2014 Record reviews

Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 2

Last June, hip-hop’s very own super friends El-P and Killer Mike joined forces as Run the Jewels and released arguably the best straight-up rap record of the year. more »

Oct 30, 2014 Record reviews

Arts Seen - Week of Oct. 30, 2014

Contemporary Calgary is providing a sneak preview of the space that will soon be its new home during a fundraising gala on Saturday, November 1. more »

Oct 30, 2014 Arts Seen

Storytime art

Think of some of your favourite childhood picture books, and what comes to mind? more »

Oct 30, 2014 Visual Arts

Opposite ends of the scale

A new millennium is a pretty big deal. Having partied all of 1999, deferred all prophesied apocalypses and fretted endlessly over Y2K, it’s no wonder that we were ready for a little introspection. more »

Oct 30, 2014 Visual Arts

Alphabetical disorder

Reminding us there are certainly more than 26 ways to die, The ABCs of Death has returned for yet another round. more »

Oct 30, 2014 Film Reviews

Cronenberg sees stars

David Cronenberg is sitting comfortably in an upscale Toronto restaurant sipping a coffee, looking notably bright-eyed for his first interview of the day. The 71-year-old’s chipper presence is surprising considering it’s 9:30 a.m. more »

Oct 30, 2014 Film Features

Tortured by torture porn

The Saw series is like an hours-long session with the schoolyard bully who pinned you on the ground and smacked you with your own fists, taunting, “Why are you hitting yourself?” Good question. more »

Oct 30, 2014 Film Features

Adventurous Venture Bros.

Have you ever had one of those wonderful moments where you’ve been unable to identify somebody’s Halloween costume for several minutes, and then, in a flash, you suddenly get it? more »

Oct 30, 2014 Video Vulture

Terrific terrifying tales

Mutilation, immolation, cannibalism. You’ll find all these terrible things, and plenty more, in Victor and Victoria’s Terrifying Tale of Terrible Things. more »

Oct 23, 2014 Theatre

Raising the discomfort level

Simon Mallett, director of the upcoming production of The Bone House, recalls the first time he saw the play in Edmonton. more »

Oct 23, 2014 Theatre

from the blogs homepage

  • Just for Laughs

    Last chance to win two tickets to the Just For Laughs Comedy Tour, Saturday, November 8th, 7pm at Jack Singer concert Hall. more »

  • Unsigned

    No Line and No Cover to see Steam Whistle's Unsigned concert series, Thursday November 6, 8pm at Broken City. more »

  • Interstellar

    Be one of the first in Calgary to see INTERSTELLAR, on Wednesday, November 5th at 9:00pm, 70mm IMAX! Scotiabank Theatre, Chinook Centre more »

  • Halloween Howl

    No line & no cover for you and a guest to the Halloween Howl at Nite Owl. more »

  • The Boy Who Smells Like Fish

    A double guest pass to the advance screening on October 30 at Sunridge Spectrum. more »

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