Political Redux – May 2017

by Chris Berger It’s an interesting time to be a politico in Alberta, and depending on how one is engaged, that could be good, bad, exciting, ominous, or just plain confusing and frustrating. Theoretically, the next formal political milestones should be the municipal elections in Edmonton and Calgary this fall. Practically, however, all eyes are on the recently announced agreement in principle between the Wildrose … Continue reading Political Redux – May 2017

A dialogue about the 32nd annual The Works Art & Design Festival

by Jacqueline Withers While Edmonton’s festival scene operates year-round, the ‘Festival City’ moniker is most fitting in the summer. The 32nd annual The Works Art & Design Festival, regarded by many Edmontonians as the unofficial start of the summer festival season, runs from June 22 until July 4, 2017 at Sir Winston Churchill Square and at smaller satellite locations across downtown. North America’s largest outdoor art … Continue reading A dialogue about the 32nd annual The Works Art & Design Festival

Mayday Dogs – Edmonton’s New Best Friend

by Monika Viktorova Hot dogs are the newest ‘lowbrow’ street food to get a gourmet makeover. And if hot dogs are a foodie’s Cinderella, then Justin Benson is the Edmonton food scene’s edgy, tattooed Fairy Godmother. And he’s here to deliver gourmet but accessible dogs to Edmonton’s downtown core with his newest project, Mayday Dogs. When asked why he wanted to make hot dogs, Justin … Continue reading Mayday Dogs – Edmonton’s New Best Friend

Splash Poke Already a City Favorite

by Zosia Czarnecka Edmonton is well known for its delicious food scene and extensive network of world-class restaurants. Unfortunately, given our location between the Rocky Mountains and prairies, we often miss good quality seafood. Despite the city’s numerous sushi restaurants, Edmontonians have been longing for a Poke spot for a while. So it came as no surprise when last Tuesday, for Splash Poke’s grand public … Continue reading Splash Poke Already a City Favorite

‘Sometimes I shoot from the hip!’ – In the Afterglow of Audrey Ochoa’s Explosively Entertaining Album Release Party

by Monika Viktorova Walking out to the eager applause of a sold-out crowd at the Yardbird Suite on Saturday night, Audrey Ochoa immediately charmed the audience of the release party for her new album Afterthought. Looking out at the audience members stuffed into every available seat, some lining up outside to try their luck at grabbing a spot over intermission, Ochoa joked, “Sign of the … Continue reading ‘Sometimes I shoot from the hip!’ – In the Afterglow of Audrey Ochoa’s Explosively Entertaining Album Release Party

Edmonton’s Interlacing of Urban Design and Academia

by Zosia Czarnecka On May 27th, Cappsule will be hosting a full day of conversations to inspire innovation and entrepreneurship among millennials. One of the invited speakers is Robin Mazumder – a Vanier Scholar studying at Waterloo. His PhD explores the impact of urban design on mental health. Yesterday, The Wanderer had the opportunity to speak with Robin on the phone about his research and … Continue reading Edmonton’s Interlacing of Urban Design and Academia

Our Canada: Alberta Ballet offers a glimpse into the Canadian soul

by Maja Staka Nostalgia is a powerful thing. In Alberta Ballet’s newest offering: Our Canada, featuring the music of Gordon Lightfoot, images of past events in Canadian history are combined with spectacular choreography and the sounds of classic folk to show facets of Canadiana.  Spanning several decades, the program portrays loss, love, respect and freedom of movement and expression in an unquestionably Canadian way – … Continue reading Our Canada: Alberta Ballet offers a glimpse into the Canadian soul

HundredMillionThousand’s Release Performance Reveals Beauty in Hybridity

by Maja Staka If you listen to even one of the songs on HundredMillionThousand’s LP on Spotify, you’ll understand why an album release performance was so overdue. The Edmonton-based electronic artist’s music is so heart-felt and nuanced he deserves a whole damn concert to himself. Luckily, 9910 was able to host the event last Thursday along with bands Nehiyawakband and Softcure, who each preceded the … Continue reading HundredMillionThousand’s Release Performance Reveals Beauty in Hybridity

AccelerateAB: My Golden Ticket

by Jared Zamzow THE SETUP I first heard of AccelerateAB back when I started my first company, Rhynopack. It was billed as a 2-day conference, bringing together ambitious young founders, seasoned investors, government funding officers, creative agencies, and the entire gamut of Alberta startup stakeholders. At the time, I was in the nascent stages of launching my former business, and the more I learned about … Continue reading AccelerateAB: My Golden Ticket