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Comical Musings of a Chronic Overthinker

by Zosia Czarnecka 5:25 pm. I’m almost there. I can definitely make it in five minutes. But maybe I should go back home quickly. They won’t mind if I’m a little late, right? I’m just so worried that the glass casserole I placed on top of the fridge is going to slide off and break. I mean, the bottom is a little uneven and the … Continue reading Comical Musings of a Chronic Overthinker

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The Changing Image of the “Self” in the Digital Era (Interview with Marilène Oliver & Daniel Laforest)

by Zosia Czarnecka On February 25th, TEDxUAlberta hosted its second annual conference. We had the opportunity to interview two of the conference’s speakers, Marilène Oliver and Daniel Laforest, about the crossroads of their work. In particular, we were interested in delineating how they each defined the difference between the “self” and the physical body, their thoughts on the implications of the digital era on our … Continue reading The Changing Image of the “Self” in the Digital Era (Interview with Marilène Oliver & Daniel Laforest)

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Put the Talus Dome In Its Place

by Zosia Czarnecka If you’re hoping to earn your city a name on the map, there is a well-known, unwritten list of requirements. You need to have a river or some body of water, you need to be known for at least one athlete, you should have had a natural disaster pass through (in our case, a tornado), and you need record-breaking weather of some sort. … Continue reading Put the Talus Dome In Its Place

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Get the Hell Outta Edmonton

by Zosia Czarnecka With the new year, you’ll inevitably hear people’s bold resolutions to change their lifestyles, alter their perspectives, revolutionize their careers, and get one step closer to world domination – this will be THE year! If we were all successful in our intentions each year, we’d live in a perfect world. Unfortunately, the majority of us are doomed to fall short of our goals … Continue reading Get the Hell Outta Edmonton

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Luminaria Ignites the Christmas Spirit

by Zosia Czarnecka Anyone who knows me knows about my mild obsession with Christmas lights and candles. This past summer, I was furnishing my apartment in Germany for a few months and one of my first moves was to line the perimeter of the room with candles. It was the middle of June and unbearably hot, but I still had 30-some candles burning every night. … Continue reading Luminaria Ignites the Christmas Spirit

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50 MORE First Dates … in #YEG

by Zosia Czarnecka & Sanaa Humayun Three years ago, one of our former Editors-in-Chief, Blue Knox, published a fantastic list of 50(ish) First Dates in Edmonton. The list has grown so popular over the years that we’ve decided to create a follow up list of 50 more dates! Most of these are focused on winter activities … but we’ve thrown in a few of our … Continue reading 50 MORE First Dates … in #YEG

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Alberta Ballet Seduces with Dracula

by Zosia Czarnecka Alberta Ballet has swooped in to revive the lingering Halloween aura with a masterful production of Dracula this weekend. The company debuts their sixth decade with a breathtaking set commissioned in Chile, an astounding hand-embroidered 20-lb vampire cape, and special effects including a full-sized carriage tumbling onto stage and pyrotechnics erupting in the finale. There are many cultural showcases in Edmonton that … Continue reading Alberta Ballet Seduces with Dracula

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UrbanYEG: The Crew That Sees the Extraordinary

by Zosia Czarnecka My grandfather, a prominent architect in Poland and Europe, taught me to never see an everyday object as ordinary. We used to play a game where he would hand me something plain and tell me to think of three unique uses for it. A fork would become a comb, a weapon, and a musical instrument. Then he would tell me to draw … Continue reading UrbanYEG: The Crew That Sees the Extraordinary

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Welcome Back to The Wanderer!

by Zosia Czarnecka I am incredibly excited to introduce you to our new team, and our new format. To mark our fifth year anniversary, we have revolutionized the magazine, restructured our team, changed our layout, and revised our vision. We are excited to bring back the original vision of The Wanderer: the voice of young adults in Edmonton. For months, I have dreamed of transforming … Continue reading Welcome Back to The Wanderer!

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The Colours of Edmonton

by Zosia Czarnecka A good friend once told me that the only rule of graffiti is that whatever you paint has to be more beautiful than what was already there. As I wandered around Edmonton, exploring the new murals painted in the Rust Magic Festival, those words echoed around my head. Unfortunately, if you look up any definition of graffiti, almost every version contains the … Continue reading The Colours of Edmonton