“A Place for Everyone” – Edmonton Expo Preview Media Launch

by Hiranyaa Sahadevan Did you know that Gimli from The Lord of the Rings or the writer for GI Joe, Wolverine, and The Death of Captain America will be coming to Edmonton this weekend? Where you ask? They will be attending the Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo, taking place on Friday September 22 to Sunday September 24.  The Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo, a three … Continue reading “A Place for Everyone” – Edmonton Expo Preview Media Launch

The New Brown America (Playing Your Cards and Taking Your Seat)

by Srosh Hassan Hasan Minhaj had me struggling to find the right words. The Daily Show’s iconic comic tells an incredibly well-woven story about being a Muslim in America in his newest Netflix Comedy Special, Homecoming King. With unbelievable humor, he walks us through his childhood, growing up in a South Asian home, cleverly integrating the subject of racism, and what it means to play … Continue reading The New Brown America (Playing Your Cards and Taking Your Seat)

Monument: Quality Coffee Without the Wait

by Zosia Czarnecka Whyte Avenue’s 27 year old Block 1912 is everything you would expect from a cozy, romantic coffee shop.  Brick interior, soft lighting, live music, and mismatched furniture: its romantic eccentricity is now conventional.  Last year, owner Jorel Pepin set aside everything he knew about coffee bar branding and started fresh. From that blank canvas rose Monument Coffee Bar – Block 1912’s hip … Continue reading Monument: Quality Coffee Without the Wait

Canadian Modernity and Its Discontents

by Christopher Berger George Grant’s Lament for a Nation remains a seminal treatment of the state of the Canadian national identity more than four and a half decades after its initial publication. Perhaps even timelier now in the twenty-first century in light of events following its first appearance, Grant’s book addresses the highly controversial and divisive issue of Canadian nationalism in an age in which … Continue reading Canadian Modernity and Its Discontents

BeastModeArt – Painting an Easier Life for MS Patients

by Angela Marino After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2009, my mother’s body and mental health deteriorated rapidly. The person who raised me was altered; she was growing into someone who was less confident in her abilities and saw her disease as a defeat.  As an outsider I couldn’t understand how someone who I looked to as a role model could let a disease … Continue reading BeastModeArt – Painting an Easier Life for MS Patients

Two Italians Hunt for the Tastiest Bug

by Claudio La Rocca & Silvia Ronzani If you grow up in Italy, food is a central part of your life. For an Italian, food is almost a religious matter, every dish the revered sum of history, culture and tradition. So what made us, two Italian grad students, decide to put bugs on everyone’s plate? One day, one of our lab mates brought some dried … Continue reading Two Italians Hunt for the Tastiest Bug

Entrepreneurship: Not for Everyone, But for Anyone

by Makena Kigunda “Entrepreneurship is not for everyone,” you’ve likely heard from the mouths of successful business tycoons. It’s the startup archetype: high barrier to entry, low rate of success.This lofty, exclusive branding keeps post-secondary students at bay. While Edmonton has a strong startup culture, student exposure to this community is minimal. Whether it’s the fear of taking on a bulk of risk, or a … Continue reading Entrepreneurship: Not for Everyone, But for Anyone

Edmonton Music Awards: A Step in the Right Direction

by Sibel Yesilkaya It’s no secret that the Edmonton community proudly supports local art and culture. The Fringe, Taste of Edmonton, Folk Fest, Heritage Days – whichever events you frequent over our short, event-packed prairie summer, you’re sure to feel the creative energy that permeates through the veins of our city. When Edmontonians gathered at the prestigious Winspear Centre on Thursday, June 29th to honour … Continue reading Edmonton Music Awards: A Step in the Right Direction

And #YEG Said Let There Be GLAM!

by Aimee Parker and Gretzie Parth Empowering women through the power of makeup has been Glam Artistry’s mission since offering their inaugural Glam Class in 2016. After working as makeup artists for numerous years, co-owners Aimee Parker and Gretzie Parth wanted to answer the question clients most commonly ask: “How am I ever going to recreate this beautiful makeup on myself?”. With the overwhelming amount … Continue reading And #YEG Said Let There Be GLAM!

Who put that there? – A Look Into Edmonton’s Public Art Commissioning

by Juanita Gnanapragasam Edmonton’s public art scene is thriving. While some artwork like Mural Alley has been influential in beautifying Edmonton’s landscape, other artwork, such as the Talus Dome or “balls”, have become infamous leaving citizens to wonder who decides what is public art in the first place. In this article, we outline what is public art and the steps taken to get public art … Continue reading Who put that there? – A Look Into Edmonton’s Public Art Commissioning