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“Survival Guide” for the Contemporary Age: A Review

by Srosh Hassan How does the idea of survival change over time? As the problems we face evolve, whether borne by geographic, social, personal, economic or political stresses, so do the ways we seek to survive in those environments. The Art Gallery of Alberta’s newest exhibit, Survival Guide, focuses on how contemporary artists are addressing survival strategies and features the different ways people adapt to challenges to … Continue reading “Survival Guide” for the Contemporary Age: A Review

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Symphonie 5.1: An immersive journey of light and movement (Review)

by Sylwia Romanowska & Benjamin Kostiuk Performed on January 20th and 21st at the Timm’s Centre for the Arts, Isabelle van Grimde’s Symphonie 5.1 enthralled audiences with a stunning marriage of lighting, live music, and dance. The set, with its minimalistic aesthetic and stunning visuals, made for an opening full of intrigue and opportunity. The hour-long performance was a journey of light, modern music, and … Continue reading Symphonie 5.1: An immersive journey of light and movement (Review)

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Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Review (Alberta Ballet)

I love the ballet. There’s some indelible beauty in watching the perfection of human grace, form, and movement. The ballet reaches for impossible heights and makes them seem almost attainable, remaining just tantalizingly out of reach. When a ballet manages to accomplish all of these things, one feels transported into another realm entirely, enraptured by the feeling of magic and limitless wonder. When it fails … Continue reading Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Review (Alberta Ballet)

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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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Why Online Activism is Important For Social Justice

by Sareeta Lopez Lately, I’ve felt I’m not really doing anything to support feminism and other important social justice causes. Most of what I do is online; sharing articles, writing my own, discussing ideas on Twitter and Facebook, and engaging in discussions in the comments of my blog. For obvious reasons, I avoid conflict in YouTube or Facebook comment sections. I’m not out picketing anything, defending a sacred place, or lobbying for changes in … Continue reading Why Online Activism is Important For Social Justice

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Splitting Infinitives, or Splitting Hairs?

by Chris Berger I have a confession to make: I am a grammar stickler. Or at least, I try to be (I am probably too absentminded, and therefore too sloppy, for it to be a genuine obsession, though I come close). My friends’ and colleagues’ annoyance notwithstanding, however, it is an affliction I have come to live with and even embrace. It was not always … Continue reading Splitting Infinitives, or Splitting Hairs?

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Teaching with Dinosaurs – An Interview with Scott Persons

by Chris Berger Scott Persons is a man who has devoted his life to discovery, education, and public science outreach.  A researcher and teacher already lauded for his contributions to the field of paleontology, Edmontonians may know him from his appearances at Nerd Nite events around the city; Canadians, from his Summer 2016 series on CBC radio featuring Alberta dinosaurs; and people the world over, … Continue reading Teaching with Dinosaurs – An Interview with Scott Persons

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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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Reinventing Ourselves

by Jasper Salinana Two years ago, I attended a JCI (Junior Chamber International) regional conference here in Edmonton where our discussions revolved around leadership and engaging in the community. One of the ‘big’ issues we discussed was mental heath which, at the time, I did not know very much about. After the conference, I  thought of ways we could potentially address mental health issues in Edmonton. I started … Continue reading Reinventing Ourselves