Theatre review: The Bone Wars

The tap-dancing T-Rex is worth the price of admission alone. Because, honestly, how can you not find that delightful? Delightful is an apt word to describe The Bone Wars: The Curse of the Pathological Palaeontologists, the newest show from Punctuate! Theatre, written by Matthew Mackenzie. I’ve long been a fan of MacKenzie’s work, with Sia... Continue Reading →

Cats, kids and cafes

Yesterday I found out that the Cat Cafe on Whyte doesn’t allow children under 10. A friend took her 7-year-old son there, only to be turned away at the door. He was pretty devastated, of course – they live in a small apartment and can’t have pets, so he was really looking forward to seeing... Continue Reading →

Theatre review: 9 Parts of Desire

It’s strange and deeply uncomfortable to burst into tears during a theatre performance. It’s also wonderfully cathartic. After all, isn’t that the whole point of art: to make you feel things so deeply, to empathize with the material to the point that the pain and grief and everything else on display become your own? Admittedly... Continue Reading →

Farewell, Vue Weekly

I have resigned from Vue Weekly. As of July 6, 2016 I will no longer be Dish/News Editor for the paper. This was a very difficult decision and not one I made lightly, as Vue has been such a huge part of my life for so long (over six years, now). But this was the... Continue Reading →

Journalism: Living in a Dying Industry

Ninety staff fired across the country, 35 of which were right here in Edmonton: in light of the most recent spate of Postmedia cuts at the end of January, how is the next generation of journalists being taught—and how do they feel about a future career in a supposedly dying industry? There are still plenty... Continue Reading →

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