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

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

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

Evented: Taking the Planning Out Of Weddings

by Ramneek Purewal and Lisa Zhu If you’ve ever helped plan a wedding, you’ve probably witnessed some of the turmoil that comes with picking out color schemes, going to food tastings and trying to find the perfect cake on a budget. Some can spend a whole year going through the agonizing planning process, which is time consuming, stressful and expensive for the bride, groom and … Continue reading Evented: Taking the Planning Out Of Weddings

To Infinity and Beyond: TWOS presents The Science Behind Pixar

by Zosia Czarnecka As you enter The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition, you pass the life size cut outs of Sully and Mike and are welcomed by a short film introducing the general creation process at Pixar Studios. The exhibit, now open at Edmonton’s Telus World of Science, showcases the tremendous time, precision, and attention to detail that goes into creating Pixar’s fan-favorite films. The short … Continue reading To Infinity and Beyond: TWOS presents The Science Behind Pixar

An Ambitious & Messy Homage to Life: Alberta’s Biennial of Contemporary Art

by Maja Staka Looking up at the cream-colored blanket hanging from a few simple threads, you see lights flickering through the diamond-shaped holes which decorate the woven fabric and can’t help but get lost in its shape: a kind of hypnotic sacred symmetry that resonates with power. Called “Akohp: A Blanket”, the work designed by Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal, an Oskâpêwis storyteller, multi-media artist, and activist, … Continue reading An Ambitious & Messy Homage to Life: Alberta’s Biennial of Contemporary Art

Thoughts From Cappsule Tribe’s UnConference: Defining & Measuring Success

by Ben Kostiuk I recently spent my Saturday attending the Cappsule Tribe Conference at the Garneau Theatre in Edmonton on May 28th. Despite my cynical reservations, as it describes itself as an “un-conference” and “Millennial as ****,” this networking and entrepreneurial connected me with similarly driven people and changed my attitude towards building a resume and achieving future ambitions. Indeed, too often I look for … Continue reading Thoughts From Cappsule Tribe’s UnConference: Defining & Measuring Success