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Party crashers The Progressive Conservatives would like you to believe you don't have an option but to vote in their leadership race. Many Albertans have fallen for the trap and paid the five dollars for the opportunity to vote for the new premier. But buying a membership is only adding to the growing monolith that is the Conservative party, containing far-right members like Ted Morton, as well as MLAs who tend to the progressive side of the conservative spectrum such as Dave Hancock and, until about a year ago, Raj Sherman. The party has ballooned to include most voters in the province and has a closer resemblence to the once-mighty federal Liberals, who swayed to the tune of whatever piper would keep them in power. It's simple to think that the easiest way to influence government in the province is to influence the Conservative party. But it only serves to inflate the party's numbers, giving an inaccurate representation of true interest in the party, and prevents a fully-formed opposition from representing the true diversity of Albertans. And quite frankly, it's a little bit rude. It's unsportsmanlike conduct to just show up to someone else's party, don't you think? You weren't there last month at policy debate over whether education should be first accessible and then affordable, or


affordable and then accessible, or the raucous debate over constitutional amendments about which subclauses should be struck. It's not your party. And you have no stake in it. You know who does? Progressive Conservatives. The leader of a party is chosen to represent the values of that party. The membership, the people who define themselves as progressive conservative, should be able to choose the leader that represents those values. In Alberta, the line between governing party and government has become dangerously thin. But the PC party is still technically its own entity, and members should have the ability to choose their own leader. And we have other options. What voters need to do is find a party that represents what you believe in so deeply that you'd be willing to spend hours debating the amendment to the subclause. Or just find the party you believe in enough to feel proud to say, "These are the things I believe in." Because that's what politics is: a representation of what you believe. And it's quite possible that what you truly believe may be what your neighbour truly believes, and that by making the choice to vote for what we believe in, our neighbour will do the same thing, and change will happen. V

Your Vue is the weekly roundup of all your comments and views of our coverage. Every week we'll be running your comments from the website, feedback on our weekly web polls and any letters you send our editors.



MLA Raj Sherman was voted in as the new leader of the Alberta Liberals ... Is this good news for the Liberal party?

19.1% Yes, Sherman is a prominent critic of the Conservatives, just what the Liberals need!

23.8% No, Sherman is a one topic candidate and too new to the party. 57.1% Who cares? No one

will ever pay attention to the Liberals



Sherman is a time bomb waiting to explode. Totally undisciplined and will find himself off message in no time. A sure bet to completely kill an already struggling entity. Sherman is just another Conservative like the rest. The only reason he left the PCs is because he saw an opening for him to get attention. In his insatiable craving for power, he sought the leadership of the party that was available and won. Big deal. He comes off as an opportunist. Switches parties then runs for leader? Come to think of it, the Liberal Party seems rather opportunist also. Change all of your voting rules to elect one guy you don't even know? Hmmm When a man starts his leadership career by stating, "I''d like to run to be the leader of a provincial party—I just don't know which one yet," you know you're in for a spot of trouble.

NEWSROUNDUP DA BEARS! Alberta conservation groups are calling for a moratorium on new roads in order to prevent further bear deaths. The Alberta government's Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan calls for motorized access densities to be two to three times lower than what the current rates are in some watersheds, like the Ghost watershed which has a density of five kilometres per kilometre squared, four times higher than what the recovery plan calls for. The recovery plan was meant to be enacted two years ago and recommends road thresholds be below 0.6 km per square km.


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BUY CANADIAN "The government's management of access routes is so flawed that the goals of the recovery plan are unachievable without a completely new approach to road and motorized trail approvals," says Nigel Douglas, conservation specialist with Alberta Wilderness Association. "In the meantime, if we are serious about grizzly bear recovery, the only responsible action is to halt new road and trail building until thresholds defined in the recovery plan are met." A count in 2009 confirmed there are fewer than 700 bears in the province. Bears were declared a "threatened" species in Alberta's Wildlife Act. V

Prime Minister Harper should allow the Buy American agreement to expire as planned at the end of this month, according to the Council of Canadians. The group is calling on Harper to enact similar legislation in Canada to expand municipal infrastructure with "Buy Canadian" conditions attached. The cross-border agreement came into effect February 2010 without public debate. The deal was intended to allow Canada to bid on US stimulus projects but, in exchange, American companies won the unqualified

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ability to access $25 billion in municipal and Crown corporation projects. "It was a lopsided deal. If Obama's new 'Buy American' rules kill it then good riddance. We can do much better for our municipalities and the thousands of workers still looking or who have stopped looking for work," says Stuart Trew, trade campaigner for the Council of Canadians. The Council points out that unemployment numbers stand at 7.3 percent this month. Trew would like to see Buy Canadian legislation introduced and an abandonment of

the CETA deal, a trade agreement in negotiation between Canada and the EU which could potentially lead to the loss of over 150 000 Canadian jobs. "Last month 5500 Canadians lost their jobs. US President Obama has just announced a multi-billiondollar job creation plan for unemployed American workers. What's Harper's plan? He's pursuing a free trade agreement with the European Union that could cost Canada up to 152 000 jobs according to some analysts," says Trew. V


Arena debate: prelude to a debacle? The issue of a downtown arena has been a prominent point of debate in the city for several years. With Edmonton city council holding an in-camera arena update on September 23 and Daryl Katz calling for a resolution to the debate by October 31, we thought we'd take the time to reflect back on the promises made over the past few years.



The promises begin

A long time ago

• Jun 2: Mayor vows no property tax or infrastructure money from the federal or provincial government will be used. • Jul 24: Katz promises to invest $100M in downtown arena, as he ups Oilers bid to $170 million.

• Mar 25: Mayor strikes Arena Feasibility Committee, saying he has financing ideas "that wouldn't require any city money." • SEP 2007: ELECTION • Sep 25: Councillor Linda Sloan tells a campaign forum that if the public is going to borrow money, the question should be put to a vote.

• Nov 16: Edmonton Journal poll: 52% "Great idea." 48% "Bad idea. • Dec 22: "We need to be creative and not burden the taxpayers." Mayor Mandel on $1B downtown arena proposal.

• Oct 2: Ward 2 candidate Dave Loken tells the Edmonton Journal he supports downtown arena, "As long as no tax dollars are used."

• Aug 2: "Taxpayers are not going to foot the bill for a new arena," Mayor tells the Edmonton Journal, regardless of who owns Oilers.

• Dec 2007: A new proposal • Dec 13: Katz tables new $200 million offer, includes $100 million to build new arena.

• Dec 14: Councillor Kim Krushell says she'll call for plebiscite if arena involves large amount of tax money.

2008 Initial findings • Feb 7: Arena Task Force report is delayed until after provincial election. Mayor Mandel reiterates no tax or grant money will be used. • Feb 15: "Edmontonians Against Public Money for the Downtown Oilerplex" Facebook page launched. • Mar 25: Arena Committee recommends downtown arena, with all three levels of government contributing to $450 milion cost.

• Mar 29: Councillors Sohi and Caterina complain they can't see arena economic analysis reports partially paid for by city. • Jul 20: U of A Population Research Lab survey indicates 48 percent of Edmontonians support using tax money for arena; 50 percent opposed. • Aug 10: Canadian Taxpayers Federation reveals a committee report draft mentioned Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa and Montréal arenas built with private funds, which the final arena report omits. • Nov 14: Economic downturn plus financial uncertainty created by arena talks forces city to guarantee $60 million loan for Northlands expansion project

2009 Lofty Promises • May 7: Northlands chair says the group is keen to work with Katz Group on arena. • Aug 20: Ipsos Reid poll shows 76 percent of respondents (43 percent strongly) don't want taxpayer dollars used for new arena.

28: "I don't think there's an appetite on council for the involvement of a whole bunch of municipal dollars," says Coun-

• Aug

cillor Anderson.

• Sep 1: Katz Group secures options on downtown land; say $1B development could include 18 500-seat arena, theatre, casino, practice rink, student housing • Sep 4: "It's very clear: we're not putting money into arenas," says Premier Stelmach to Calgary Herald. • Oct 7: Journal's Scott McKeen calls Katz's invitation to councillors for secret meeting a sign of "bungling," while the city lawyer warns it's probably illegal. • Nov 7: Katz Group hires former deputy premier Peter Elzinga to lobby province.

2010 The spin begins • Feb 11: Mayor rejects putting an arena proposal to vote during October election, says politicians should have final say.

• Dec 17: Citing "confidential numbers" and information provided by Katz Group, Economic Development Edmonton says arena could generate $1.25 billion in wages.

• Feb 19: Mayor says ticket tax could cover $125M of arena cost. • Feb 25: Katz Group launches Edmonton Arena District social media campaign. • Apr 19: Katz Group files formal re-zoning application. No plans or designs submitted.

• May 7: Katz Group withdraws zoning application. Says greater funding "clarity" is needed. • Jul 21: Katz confirms he'll commit $100 million for arena plus $100 million for arena district, but vows Oilers won't play in Rexall past 2014. • Aug 26: Downtown Business Association surveys downtown residents, finds 46 percent support arena proposal. • Oct 23: City announces arena open houses and discus-

"There's an irony here, sion groups, along with an online presentation and survey. which is that someone else is Cost: $150 000 • Dec 4: Councillors receive answers to 140 arena designing a building, which we're being questions, while the Katz Group refuses to open books. asked to fund and own." • May 5: Councillor Iveson:

2011 The voting begins Summer: The province weighs in

• Jan 17: Council refuses to hear from citizens and the Canadian Taxpayers Federation rep registered to speak at arena public hearing.

• Jul 26: Premier meets with Mayor, saying the province might find MSI funds for arena.

• Jan 18: Council approves re-zoning application.

• Aug 5: CBC reports Katz Group asked MLA offices to redirect constituent calls about arena to them.

• Mar 3: Federal government announces it will not fund NHL arenas. • Apr 7: Council votes to proceed with formal negotiations, though some conditions remain unmet.a

• Aug 26: City expands CRL zone to encompass 60 blocks; $100 million to arena $266M million to nine other catalyst projects; tax lift

• Apr 8: City reduces CRL contribution and the Katz Group agrees to ticket tax; $100 million funding gap remains.

Sep 2011: Proceeding apace

• Apr 28: Council asks Katz Group to look at seat ownership proposal; Katz Group declines.

• Sep 9: City confirms $1.2 million arena costs after Vue reporter reveals (via twitter) that councillors are upset the information was deemed confidential.

• May 19: Council votes 8-5 to approve deal framework after late-night closed-door session.

• Sep 14: City council announces a special meeting on Sep 23 for arena update.

Empowers City Manager to finalize details. • May 21: Councillor Sloan tells Edmonton Journal,

"Councillors were puppets, with Mr Katz, Mr Bettman and the Mayor pulling the strings."

• Sep 15: PC leadership candidates grilled on arena funding at final debate in Edmonton. The crowd boos any suggestion of public support. • Sep 20: City council agenda for Sep 23 arena update special meeting released; meeting will not be public after all. Daryl Katz declares he wants this issue wrapped up by Oct 31.

Councillor Gibbons will later tell the Edmonton Journal he felt "corralled and pushed to the chute" in arena vote. Councillor Diotte expresses concern over cost overruns.


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Call to action

Hundreds of Canadians step up the campaign for the environment


n September 26 hundreds of Canadians will be taking a stand against the climate policy of the Canadian government. Gathering at the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill, citizens will form a peaceful sit-in and risk arrest in order to send a message that there is no longer time to waste to stop destructive energy policies. "I've been engaged for over six years, wrote a book on it; I've spoken publicly, lobbied many times over for changes to government action, demonstrated and organized and it seems to be coming to no avail," says Tony Clarke, director of the Polaris Institute, who will be participating in the action. "This issue has become the civil rights issue of this generation," says Clayton Thomas-Mueller, an Indigenous tar sands campaigner with the Indigenous Environmental Network. The action is evidence that many believe it's time to take stronger action to stop climate change. Organizers are expecting it to be one of the largest demonstrations of mass civil disobedience in Canada. Thomas-Mueller hopes that the action will educate Canadians not only about the urgency of the environmental situation, but also about the range of tactics available to citizens. "We have a legal team and actions team, that embraces the spirit of Martin Luther King and other leaders of the civil rights movement, that have embraced non-violent direct action as a means for change."

The action comes after over 1000 people were arrested in the US protesting the Keystone pipeline development. The pipeline has become a focal point for action after 11 veteran scientists and activists issued a continent wide call-out to stop it. Maude Barlow, Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, George Poitras and David Suzuki were among those to issue the call-out for activists to descend on Washington and demand President Obama use his ability to stop the approval of the pipeline, which had earlier been tacitly endorsed by the US State Department. The action in Ottawa is meant to stand in solidarity with that demand, but goes beyond just the Keystone pipeline issue: Thomas-Mueller is hopeful it will also

increase awareness among Canadians about the growing problems resource extraction is causing. For communities on the front lines of industrial development, Thomas-Mueller believes there is an urgent need to end the continued priority on resource extraction. "This is a situation of life and death not just for First Nations living in the midst of the tar sands sector, but worldwide," says Mueller. "The tar sands is a testing ground for the bottom-of-the-barrelscraping resource extraction. There are a dozen countries lined up looking to take the technology to the Congo, Madagascar, Venezuela, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago. They all have tar sands deposits and if we don't stop this madness here in

Canada it will spread across the planet." The Indigenous Environmental Network, the Council of Canadians and Greenpeace issued the call to action, but groups such as the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment and the Assembly of First Nations have endorsed it. First Nations leaders from BC, the North West Territories and Alberta— three provinces which have been heavily affected by tar sands development— will be travelling to Ottawa to join the sit in. Additionally, the action has been endorsed by the Dene Nation, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Yinka Dene Alliance, Wet'suwet'en and Unis'tot'en Nations, Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Yankton

Sioux Tribe, with other tribes expected to join before September 26. Aboriginal treaty rights and democratic rights have become a focus of the protest as well. "We will not stand for anything less then free, prior and informed consent as outlined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, for we are the inherent landowners and stewards of this region and will stand our ground to protect what is ours," says Lionel Lepine, a representative for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation. "Until the government implements and recognizes our inherent treaty rights and takes appropriate steps to ensure our rights are protected, we will challenge them. Enough is enough." Aboriginal communities have had to choose between the economic stimulus that resource extraction brings and the health and environmental costs. "We have corporate CEOs in black suits promising a quick fix for the economic problems that we face by embracing unsustainable changes in the way we relate to our environment," says Thomas-Mueller. Clarke is also concerned for the future international negotiations which Canada will be participating in just a few days after the action. The UN framework convention on climate change begins on October 1 and there has been no change in the federal government's approach to climate issues. samantha power //


Pulling the strings

Putin ensures the opposition operates on his terms "He took off the Kremlin dog collar," exwho just couldn't bring themselves to plained a friend of Mikhail Prokhorov, vote for Putin's own United Russia Party Russia's third-richest man, as the any more. It wouldn't be a real opposipolitical party Prokhorov had tion party with ambitions of its founded to run against Prime own, of course, but it would Minister Vladimir Putin in the improve the optics of the sitDecember elections blew up uation and offer friendly critik e e w e@vue gwynn in his face last week. cism of the regime's actions. e Gwynn Prokhorov spent about $15 Such opposition is sorely r e Dy million setting up the new parneeded, because many people in ty, Right Cause, and now he wants his the Russian elite are getting fed up with money back. The Kremlin stole the parPutin's rule. When I was in Moscow last ty from him, he claims, though he never week I went along to the 50th birthday blames President Dmitry Medvedev or party of a friend of a friend, and the disPrime Minister Vladimir personally. satisfaction was palpable. It can't be the money that made him It was a tight circle of friends who had so cross: $15 million is about one-tenth almost all known one another since uniof one precent of Prokhorov's wealth. It versity, most of them since school, and can't be a hunger for real democracy in a few of them since kindergarten. It was Russia either; his party was being creata typical phenomenon of Soviet times, ed with Kremlin backing, and the proof when you couldn't really trust anybody was that it was being allowed on teleyou hadn't known all your life (and it is vision. That doesn't happen without the disappearing in the younger generation government's permission. that grew up since the collapse of ComPutin & Co had allegedly encouraged munist rule in 1991). Prokhorov to launch Right Cause in orMuch has improved greatly in Russia der to provide a safe repository for the since Soviet times, but this is an impendvotes of businessmen and intellectuals ing loss that is to be mourned. There are




few countries where groups of people who have long since scattered to different professions, places and standards of living still stay loyal to their old friendships, even coming together to celebrate one another's birthdays. The downside was brutal, stupid repression; this was one of the upsides. There we all were—and three separate men who had done well in business in the new Russia, two of them factoryowners, told me that they were thinking of voting for the Communists this time. Why? Because there is no other way to register a protest vote. There isn't. The Communists command a loyal group of voters who will never change their allegiance, but they are all getting older and they can never threaten the regime. All other "opposition" parties have either been neutered and co-opted, or else banned from taking part in elections on various technical pretexts. So if you belong to the more intelligent wing of the ruling elite, then you try to create a different place where disgruntled intelligentsia and businessmen

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can park their protest votes. Perhaps a centre-right party that will defend their economic interests, but offer an articulate critique of the regime's policies. Prokhorov's party was never going to replace United Russia, but it's entirely possible that some people around Putin—perhaps the even the great man himself—thought that cogent criticism from a loyal opposition might do them and the country some good. Vladimir Putin doesn't need to control the Russian political system as tightly as he does. Even after 11 years in power, he is immensely popular, for he has given Russians back their self-respect and a modest degree of prosperity. He would win a free election hands down no matter how many political parties were allowed to compete, and how easy their access to the mass media. So in Russia's long-term interest, he should lighten up a bit and allow the political system to evolve towards a genuine democracy. Only slowly, of course, for he still thinks he is indispensable to stability, but maybe that's what he had in mind in allowing the creation of Prokhorov's party. So what went wrong? There are undoubtedly elements within the Putin regime who think no opposition should be tolerated, either because they fear anarchy or just because they

think their own interests would suffer. According to Prokhorov, the name of the chief villain is Vladislav Surkov. The collapse of Prokhorov's party was slapstick comedy. Last Wednesday, he said, 21 "doubles" of authorized delegates arrived at Right Cause's first major party conference with false papers. The real delegates were not admitted, and the conference began without his presence or permission. After that it went downhill very fast, with Prokhorov declaring his own breakaway party and then abandoning that as well, all within 24 hours. He blamed Surkov, President Medvedev's top aide. "We have a puppet master in the country, who long ago privatized the political system, and who for a long time has disinformed the leadership of the country about what is happening in the political system, who pressures the media ... and tries to manipulate public opinion." Who knows? It could have been Putin changing his mind. It could have been Surkov circumventing his wishes. But this is not going to be the year when a credible non-Communist oppposition party emerges in Russia. V Gwynne Dyer is a London-based journalist. His column appears every week in Vue Weekly.

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ot (Brenda Fricker) and Stella (Olympia Dukakis) are like a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde, if they'd made it to their golden years, retired on the Maine coastline and both happened to be Bonnie. But 31 years of living together blissfully, despite Stella's brashness and Dottie's increasing fatigue, gets tossed into jeopardy when Dot's granddaughter—who seems daftly blind to the idea that grandma's roommate might also be her lover—has her committed to an institution. Stella busts her out, and they make a break for Canada to get married, picking up a young male hitchhiker (Ryan Doucette) who tags along for the ride. It's a road-trip comedy on a set path, one that's definitely sweet and simple, but the strength of Cloudburst stems from it's refusal to temper its humour nor sacrifice the genuine tenderness of the leads'

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relationship for quick gags or cheap pulls at the heartstrings. They're a good screen pairing: Dukakis's almost aggravatingly belligerence and Fricker's totally unassuming Dot mesh easily for some shining moments of tenderness, all set in the lush scenery of Nova Scotia. We get the feeling that they might not have that much time left, but we also get the sense that they're genuinely making the most of it. At the age of 66, Fricker—who admits she hates travel these days—is making a trip up to the Edmonton International Film Fest, alongside Director Thom Fitzgerald to attend the opening night showing of Cloudburst. An Academy Award to her name for 1989's My Left Foot, she's a bit of a firecracker on the phone. "Well, have you seen the film?" she responds when asked what drew her to the project. "Well then you must know. "My first impression was that it's the most beautiful love story I've ever read," she says. "It shows how two people of any sex—man and woman, or man and man, or whatev-

er—that two people are capable of loving each other through anything. ... That scene, where she's bathing me in the tub, and she's washing my arm, scenes like that show, I think—I've never loved anyone like that. And I don't know many people who have." Fricker notes the rehearsal period was particularly condensed— Dukakis and her would gather after days of filming in the hotel to go over the next day's scenes—and the sweltering heat of a maritime summer took its toll. But she has nothing but praise for Dukakis, and particularly high regard for Fitzgerald, who developed the film from his hit play, in addition to directing the film version. "I can't explain humour," she says. "Humour is humour; you crack a joke, somebody laughs, it's funny. I don't know why. But I think [Fitzgerald] must've loved somebody like that in order to write about it, because I've never, even in Shakespeare, seen that depth of love written about." Paul Blinov //


Sneak peek meant to serve six years in prison for her role in her husband's murder, Crime After Crime follows Peagler and her two lawyers as they uncover the withheld evidence and the corruption in the DA's office that kept Peagler illegally incarcerated for 26 years. Documentarian Yoav Potash manages to tell the story of over five years of work by Peagler's lawyers, and effectively relates and humanizes a complicated story, while remaining engaging and motivating. SP

The Dead Inside Directed by Travis Betz Fri, Sep 23 (10 pm) Empire City Centre

 Crime After Crime


ith the Edmonton International Film Fest about to begin a nineday celebration of new cinematic endeavours, we've assembled a crack review team to give you an advance sampling of the programming in store. Of course, this is a fraction of what's showing over the course of the week, but consider it a departure point. Reviews by Bryan Birtles (BB), Josef Braun (JB), Brian Gibson (BG), Samantha Power (SP), Garth Paulson (GP) and Mel Priestley (MP).

Bob and the Monster Directed by Keirda Bahruth Sat, Sep 24 (9:30 pm) Haven Social Club Fri, Sep 30 (5 pm) Empire City Centre

 Following the descent and miraculous transformation of indie-rock singer Bob Forrest, the monster in the film's title is addiction. Forrest was once on the cusp of super-stardom with his band Thelonious Monster, but his addiction to heroin took everything away from him and he ended up washing dishes in a diner. Eventually, he became a recovery counselor and the movie follows this journey. A "warts and all" look at Forrest—and some of his warts are particularly ugly, including the way he was willing to sell out his bandmates at the first sniff of a major label—Bob and the Monster succeeds as a documentary where many docs about musicians fail—it makes you care about the performer even if you didn't know them previously. BB

Big in Bollywood Directed by Kenny Meehan, Bill Bowles Sun, Sep 25 (4:45 pm) Empire City Centre

 Omi Vaidya was an unknown Los Angeles actor who landed a secondary role in the 2009 Bollywood film 3 Idiots, and subsequently experienced a meteoric rise to stardom. Big in Bollywood was created by his "enthusiastic friend squad" to document his debut. This turned out to be a prescient decision, as it's quite fascinating to see the early footage of Vaidya, when he was a struggling unknown, contrasted with his 15 minutes of fame in India as a Bollywood star. The documentary provides an entertaining outsider's glimpse into the Bollywood film industry, though at times it seems a bit self-serving. Vaidya's reaction to his fame stands out as perplexing. After the initial shock and awe wears off, Vaidya seems ambivalent about his success and all too happy to return to LA and his life as a struggling actor—isn't fame something that actors seek? The film's conclusion (and it's unclear whether this is Vaidya's or his friends'), that being "big in Bollywood" is no big deal, seems flippant at best, and downright stupid at worst. MP

Crime After Crime Directed by Yoav Potash Sat, Sep 24 (4:45 pm) Empire City Centre

 When Debbie Peagler was put on trial in 1983 she was viewed as "just another black woman being beaten by her husband," as Peagler's sister describes. Only

Writer/director Travis Betz's The Dead Inside wants to be everything to everyone. Throughout its runtime the film careens from oh-so-nerd-chic, self-aware zombie story, to disaffected youth slacker comedy, to profanity-laden rock opera to pitched melodrama. It certainly deserves credit for trying to mash these ingredients together. The problem is that it doesn't handle any one of its many stylistic attempts particularly well, much less successfully stitch them into something greater than the sum of its parts. Instead of the fun, irreverent yet still poignant genre romp the film so clearly wants to be, The Dead Inside is a clutter of stiffly delivered jokes punctuated by interminable, flatly sung musical interludes and the odd attempt at teary-eyed emotion that neither the performances nor the script can support. GP

stuff that is occasionally lessened by too many interviews or a pretty but unnecessary animated sequence. GP

The Human Resources Manager Directed by Eran Riklis Sun, Sep 25 (2 pm) Metro Cinema at the Garneau

 In The Human Resources Manager Eran Riklis paints a strangely beautiful picture of post-Soviet Romania. As the nameless HR boss and his rag tag companions escort the body of a dead woman to her hometown audiences are treated to long vistas of grey, rural desolation, halfconstructed nuclear power plants and bleak landscapes. Everything is cold, dark and uninviting, yet this constantly dour setting creates the film's most striking moments. Beyond the gorgeously som-

bre locale, the rest of the film is an at times comical, at times sad, at times a touch dull picaresque. It hits pretty much every rote beat you'd expect, but it's all handled with a capably administered, understated touch. GP

The Lie Directed by Joshua Leonard Wed, Sep 28 (7 pm) Metro Cinema at the Garneau

 What happens when you have dreams and ideals, think you're going to change the world, but then one compromise leads to another and suddenly you wake up and you're not proud of the person you've become and you'll do anything to not be that person anymore? In The CONTINUED ON PAGE 14 >>

The Green Wave Directed by Ali Samadi Ahadi Sun, Sep 25 (Noon); Thu, Sep 29 (10 am) Metro Cinema at the Garneau

 Considering the summer that's just been experienced in the Middle East Ali Samadi Ahadi's The Green Wave could hardly be any more topical. Through shaky cell phone and security camera shots, curiously static animated segments and the typical talking heads, the documentary examines a popular people's movement on the eve of an Iranian election, the subsequent election tampering and the bloody aftermath. The actual footage of the events works the best, demonstrating the massive numbers of people who were at first swept up in hope for change, then united in indignation and finally the victims of a violent state crackdown. It's incredibly moving, brutal, frightening

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Filled with the kind of angst and (very) dark humour you might expect from a movie about thirtysomethings who have lost the plot of their lives, The Lie does a good job making Lonnie and Clover's ennui real, and the solution believable. The slow pace in the first half feels a bit plodding while you're in it, but without it and the listlessness it engenders in the audience the payoff might not have been so successful. BB


The Skin I Live In

Lie—starring, directed and co-written by Joshua Leonard, who will be in attendance at the EIFF screening—lead character Lonnie tells a lie so big that the repercussions are impossible to hide from his spouse, Clover.

Le Harve Directed by Aki Kaurismäki Sat, Sep 24 (9:30 pm) Metro Cinema at the Garneau

The Skin I Live In Directed by Pedro Almodóvar Thu, Sept 29 (7 pm)



Kaurismäki's latest is an homage to France and its culture—references to Vigo, Carne, Melville and the Impressionists abound—while simultaneously critiquing French xenophobia and contemporary immigration policies. An aging shoe polisher befriends an African refugee boy on

An intriguing, sometimes haunting transgenre experiment, but the Spanish director's grafting of the revenge-thriller and Gothic-horror onto his style doesn't quite take. A doctor (Antonio Banderas) keeps a beautiful, body-stockinged patient locked in an upstairs room—but how













the run from le flic, just as the polisher's devoted wife takes ill. Unable to do anything about the latter issue, he focuses his energies on the former—though he needs help. "I'm not alone," he tells one of the boy's relatives, being held in a detention centre, "I've got friends." Like so much Kaurismäki, Le Harve concerns solidarity among the marginal, and its narrative unfolds in elegantly composed sequences buoyed by music, minimalist storytelling and deadpan comedy. JB


she got there makes for some clunky exposition and disproportionate backstory, launched after a slightly off-tone homeinvasion. The ending's flat, not poignant and there's little of Almodóvar's eye for lush, powerful images—he could've done more with the body as androgynous art object dissected by our gaze. Still, revenge isn't served cold here but made chillingly clinical and the director's usual gender-bending, as the doctor nastily twists his scalpel, plumbs disturbing new depths. Worth seeing, but should've been more memorable. BG

Wild Horse Wild Ride Directed by Alex Dawson and Greg Gricus Sun, Sep 25 (7 pm) Metro Cinema at the Garneau Sat, Oct 1 (4 pm) Capitol Theatre

 Every year thousands of wild mustangs are rounded up in the Ameri-

can plains and held in vast pens where their numbers swell continually. In an effort to make the horses more adoptable, the Extreme Mustang Makeover competition was started, which gave 100 wild horses to 100 trainers for 100 days, after which a competition and auction would be held for the now-trained horses. Wild Horse Wild Ride follows the process through the eyes of a number of trainers of varying skill levels. It gives a good idea of the difficulty in taming a feral horse and the beauty of the bond between trainer and animal, but it doesn't get to the heart of the problem, its causes or its solutions. Nor does it go deep enough into the lives of the trainers to make them distinguishable— apart from surface differences, their lives are glossed over, in order to fit more stories into the narrative. BB


Reeling outward

The Edmonton International Film Fest expands Fri, Sep 23 – Sat, Oct 1 Edmonton International Film Festival Full schedule at


hough the past few years have seen it moving closer to a fully centralized location, the Edmonton International Film Festival is spreading outward from its usual downtown base this year. Instead of simply occupying Empire City Centre, some satellite screening locations have appeared: the Haven Social Club to the west, the Garneau theatre to the south and the Capitol Theatre, newly reconstructed at Fort Edmonton Park, will all shoulder some of the festival's cinematic weight. "We're hoping it will bring a new audience to the festival," says Kerrie Long, festival producer. "Maybe people don't want to leave their neighbourhood and drive downtown, so we're coming to the community, if you will."

Long admits that the festival's expansion was a little farther than they ideally would have liked; some challenges emerged in securing the usual amount of space it takes up downtown. "We would've gone to the Haven Social Club anyways," she says. "I'm not so sure we would have purposely fragmented the festival so much." Regardless, the festival she's helped program seems to be one that engages with the world in a direct, eye-to-eye level: though there's no shortage of features and fictitious stories going up on EIFF screens over the next week, there seems a particular abundance of documentaries. "Every year I refer to it as being very organic," Long explains. "What we end up programming is driven a lot by what filmmakers are making. And it appears that, these days, anyway, we're seeing a

lot more documentary films being made. So I guess that's just a sign of the times. "I still believe we have quite a variety of filmmaking," she continues. "We have at least 10 or 15 countries being represented, so there's a diversity in terms of where the films are coming from. I think we're staying true to who we are. We really try to focus on being a festival of discovery, and not trying to be just a carbon-copy of other international festivals. We try to be a festival that's true to who we are as Edmontonians and Albertans, and try to program the stuff that we know our audiences are like versus ... I noticed this year, no slag intended, that Toronto tends to program more films that will get wide release at some point, and we have a lot fewer of those. So really the only time to see these films is at our festival." Paul Blinov //



Opens Friday Directed by Gary McKendry




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he Killer Elite stars Jason Statham playing Jason Statham. Never mind the fact that his character's name is Danny. Statham continues to sport his trademark aviators, five o'clock shadow and gruff Australian accent, plus that grim expression that tells you he might hunt you down if you're not a fan of his movie. While all these elements are what make Statham such a menacing guy and effective action star, his static portrayal is also what makes Killer Elite feel so formulaic. Statham plays a member of the British Special Air Service who wages an internal struggle with the notion of killing other people. He decides to retire to



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his Australian farmhouse, but is alerted a year later that his mentor Hunter is being held captive. Of course, that mentor is played by the sage Robert De Niro, so the stakes have increased tenfold. Hunter's captivity forces Danny to hunt down three former hitmen who are led by the conniving Spike (Clive Owen), who reverses the roles and sets his sights on Danny. All of this takes place in a world where law enforcement doesn't seem to exist, which is convenient when the characters wreak havoc on the streets and leave behind a ridiculous amount of evidence in their super stealthy assassinations. The film's plot holes grow bigger with a subplot involving Danny's struggling romance with childhood friend Anne (Yvonne Strahovski), who both abruptly fall in love after reminisc-

ing over an old photo. There's never any insight as to why this relationship is so meaningful to either of them, so the final sequence where Anne's life is put at risk is essentially a bust. Still, Killer Elite is directed with efficiency by Gary McKendry and blazes along for the first hour or so. Owen offers an intriguing performance that elevates the frenetic action fare, while Dominic Purcell and Aden Young add some depth to the proceedings as Danny’s trusty sidekicks. The film mostly accomplishes what it sets out to do: things go boom, the screen is sprayed with bullets, and your heart rate might jump occasionally. Just like Statham himself, Killer Elite is good action fun, but brings nothing new to the table. Alex Migdal //





Now playing Directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner



arah's Key opens the story of one young French Jew in 1942. It's a story (from Tatiana de Rosnay's novel) that's so historically powerful and smoothly told—thanks to quiet direction by Gilles Paquet-Brenner and a fierce performance by Mélusine Mayance as Sarah—that the rest of the film inevitably suffers by comparison. As she unearths the tale in 2009, investigating journalist Julia's (Kristin Scott Thomas) own marital woes aren't too heart-rending, while a few moments come across as classroomlecturing or too expository; the film loses some force in its latter half, though Aidan Quinn offers a deft turn. But that key story remains gripping. When the French police come for

The strong-willed Sarah

the Starzynski family, Sarah locks her brother in his room and tells him to hide there. Father, mother and strong-willed daughter wait in a velodrome-turnedinternment centre, then a countryside camp before the trains arrive; Sarah remains desperate to return and rescue her brother. Back then, each layer of wool clothing that Sarah puts on to slip

under barb-wire is stitched with a star reading "Juif" ["Jew"]; just now, an apartment, a streetscape, and a name whisper 70-year-old horrors. Making us listen, Sarah's Key unlocks those horrors so that the present can't shut the door on past complicities and crimes.

Now playing Directed by Rod Lurie

Brian Gibson




The devil wears his shirt open

Opens Friday Directed by Lee Tamahori Princess Theatre



t its dark heart, The Devil's Double is a cautionary tale about unchecked privilege. The extent of sonof-Saddam Uday's sadism isn't immediately shown to us, but it's hinted at

from the beginning: when old schoolmate and eerily twin-like Latif is asked to become Uday's body double and turns down the offer, he's asked again, by way of torture and the threatened massacre of his entire family. That's where we start in this based-on-a-truestory thriller, which gradually builds that portrait of a madman by watching both him and the man forced to be-

come him. Dominic Cooper's doubleduty performance, as both Uday and the far saner Latif, is carefully separated but both halves are magnetic to watch. As Uday, he's a jittery, coked-up mess capable of anything—and indeed, we see him go through a laundry list of atrocities—while Latif's growing horror is calmer. The strength of the dual performance is definitely the biggest draw here: for all the intrigue of the story—and it's certainly one worth telling—director Lee Tamahori seems to lock into a rhythm of Uday's increasingly shocking moves and Latif's unending disgust with each one, to the point where you desensitize to some of it, or at least to the overarching story's impact. It's a film that doesn't quite do its lead justice. Paul Blinov //

A little southern hospitality


pointless remake of one of the first home-invasion flicks—Sam Peckinpah's 1971 movie (based on Gordon William's 1969 UK novel)—Straw Dogs transplants the action to the US South, where smalltown (white) pride becomes an evil force. But some dumb crosscutting (likening a violated woman to a gunned-down buck), a sickening, stupid rape scene (women are left dangling as near-brainless bait by the script), and the inane addition of a subplot from Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men only make the movie seem more of a cheap, exploitative build-up to the climactic carnage.

David (James Marsden) is the sort of bespectacled, Hollywood-writer sissy Democrat that no one in Blackwater could like, so the siege on his house— where he's writing a script about the siege of Stalingrad!—is just a natural byproduct of an ol' boy, football-loving Mississippi town. Plus wife Amy (Kate Bosworth) had a thing with alpha-ol' boy Charlie (Alexander Skarsgard) once, so primal emotions are sure to rear their animalistic heads, see? Maybe, once this tour of a murderously basic backwater South is over, Hollywood will offer all us simpletons Straw Dogs versus Deliverance: Battle of the Bloodlusting Rednecks. Brian Gibson //




Lumières 2011 FOREIGN PRESS

Tokyo Film Festival Audience Award


Kristin Scott Thomas



Le Parisien


Le Figaroscope

I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT Now playing Directed by Douglas McGrath



hat was a decent attempt. Taking on the subject of what happens to our modern gal after the happily ever after hits post-production, I Don't Know How She Does It isn't so much a romantic comedy as a comedy about the consequences of romance: the kids, the husband and the "castle" that needs repairs. Contrary to what the title suggests Kate Reddy (Sarah Jessica Parker) isn't some super-mom. She has "Momsters" looking down on her bake sale contribution (which is better than her best friend, who supplies unset Jell-O) and works in a business that considers racing home for a kid emergency a show of "insufficient commitment" to the job. This movie is politely taking

The consequences of romance

stock, asking, "Is this where women are at these days? Can we do it? And can we do it better?" Parker uses all the same tricks she uses in Sex and the City, (remember the squishy thinking face and those wild pleading gestures), which doesn't pull a lot of laughs anymore. Instead, the comedy comes directly from the

occasionally clever script, which contributes a few tight punches. Still, this movie has the feel of a project that could have hit much harder and explored much further. It's an attempt and I Don't Know at least deserves credit for the attempt. Kathleen Bell //

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ABDUCTION (14A) Fri 4:25, 7:30, 10:15; Sat-Sun 1:35, 4:25, 7:30, 10:15; Mon-Thu 7:30, 10:15 CONTAGION (14A) Fri 4:05, 6:40, 9:30; SatSun 1:20, 4:05, 6:40, 9:30; Mon-Thu 6:40, 9:30 DOLPHIN TALE 3D (G) No passes Fri-Sun 4:15, 7:05, 9:50; Mon-Thu 7:05, 9:50 DRIVE (18A brutal violence) Fri 4:35, 7:25, 10:00; Sat-Sun 1:40, 4:35, 7:25, 10:00; MonThu 7:25, 10:00 KILLER ELITE (14A brutal violence) Fri 4:10, 7:20, 10:05; Sat-Sun 1:05, 4:10, 7:20, 10:05; Mon-Thu 7:20, 10:05

MONEYBALL (PG coarse language) No passes Fri 4:00, 7:10, 10:10; Sat-Sun 1:00, 4:00, 7:10, 10:10; Mon-Thu 7:10, 10:10 OUR IDIOT BROTHER (14A) Fri-Sat 4:30, 7:00, 9:35; Sun 1:40, 7:00, 9:35; Mon-Thu 7:00, 9:35 RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (PG violence, not recommended for young children) Daily 9:20 SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD IN 4D 3D (PG) Fri 4:20, 6:55; Sat-Sun 1:50, 4:20, 6:55; Mon-Thu 6:55 THE HELP (PG mature subject matter, language may offend) Fri 3:20, 6:30, 9:45; SatSun 2:00, 6:30, 9:45; Mon-Thu 6:30, 9:45 THE LION KING 3D (G) Fri 3:45, 6:50, 9:15; Sat-Sun 1:10, 3:45, 6:50, 9:15; Mon-Thu 6:50, 9:15 DOLPHIN TALE (G) No passes Sat-Sun 1:30 The Wiggles: Greatest Hits, In The Round (G) Sat 1:00; Sun 4:00 GRANDIN THEATRE–St Albert Grandin Mall, Sir Winston Churchill Ave, St Albert, 780.458.9822

moneyball (PG coarse language) Daily 1:20, 4:00, 6:30, 9:00 spy kids: all the time in the world (PG) Daily 1:30, 3:30, 5:30 I Don’t Know How She Does It (PG) Daily 7:20, 9:20 SMURFS (G) Daily 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, 7:10 CRAZY STUPID LOVE (PG coarse language) Daily 9:05 HORRIBLE BOSSES (14A coarse language, crude sexual content) Daily 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15, 9:15 dolphin tale 3d (G) No passes Daily 12:45, 2:55, 5:00, 7:05, 9:10 LEDUC CINEMAS Leduc, 780.352.3922

THE HELP (PG mature subject matter, language may offend) Daily 6:50, 9:40; Sat-Sun 12:50, 3:40 dolphin tale 3d (G) Daily 7:00, 9:15; SatSun 1:00, 3:15 moneyball (PG coarse language) Daily 6:55, 9:35; Sat-Sun 12:55, 3:35 abduction (14A) Daily 1:05, 9:30; Sat-Sun 1:05, 3:30 METRO CINEMA at the Garneau Metro at the Garneau: 8712-109 St, 780.425.9212

The Edmonton International Film Festival (STC) Fri, Sept 23-Sun, Oct 2: Cloudburst(STC) Opening Night Gala: FRI 7:00 The Hollywood Complex (STC) Sat 12:00pm Donovan's Echo (STC) Sat 2:15 La Sacrée (STC) Sat 4:30 Sisters & Brothers (STC) Sat 7:00 Le Havre (STC) Sat 9:30pm Tucker and Dale vs Evil (STC) Sat 11:50pm The Green Wave (STC) Sun 12:00pm The Human Resources Manager (STC) Sun 2:15pm Littlerock (STC) Sun 4:30pm Wild Horse, Wild Ride (STC) Sun 7:00pm FIGHTVILLE (STC) Sun 9:3pm ReGeneration (STC) Mon 10:00am


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Andrew Jenks: Room 335 (STC) Mon 12:15pm Shorts For Shorts (STC) Tue starting 10:00am Thespians (STC) Tue 12:15pm The Sense of Humor (le sens de l'humour) (STC) Tue 7:00pm Hot Coffee (STC) Wed 10:00am Better This World (STC) Wed 12:15pm The Lie (STC) WED 7:00pm The Green Wave (STC) Thu 10:00am Colour Me (STC) Thu 12:15pm Starbuck (STC) Thu 7:00pm Absentia (STC) Thu 11:5pm PARKLAND CINEMA 7 130 Century Crossing, Spruce Grove, 780.972.2332 (Spruce Grove, Stony Plain; Parkland County)

moneyball (PG coarse language) Daily 6:45, 9:20; Sat, Sun, Tue 12:45, 3:20 Killer Elite (14A brutal violence) Daily 7:15, 9:25; Sat, Sun, Tue 1:15, 3:25 abduction (14A) Daily 7:05, 9:05; Sat, Sun, Tue 1:05, 3:05 dolphin tale 3D (G) Daily 7:00, 9:10; Sat, Sun, Tue 1:00 , 3:10 I Don’t Know How She Does It (PG) Daily 6:55, 8:55; Sat, Sun, Tue 12:55, 2:55 THE HELP (PG mature subject matter, language may offend) Daily 6:30, 9:15; Sat, Sun, Tue 12:30, 3:15; Movies For Mommies: Tue 12:30pm Contagion (14A) Daily 6:50, 9:00; Sat, Sun, Tue 12:50, 3:00 PRINCESS 10337-82 Ave, 780.433.0728

The Devil’s Double (18A gory brutal violence disturbing content) Daily 6:50, 9:10; Sat-Sun 2:00 The Whistleblower (14A disturbing content) Daily 7:00; Sat-Sun 1:00 The Trip (14A) Daily 9:20; Sat-Sun 3:30 SCOTIABANK THEATRE WEM WEM, 8882-170 St, 780.444.2400

30 MINUTES OR LESS (18A crude sexual content) Fri-Sat, Mon-Wed 2:00, 5:00, 8:00, 10:15; Sun 1:45, 8:00, 10:15; Thu 1:00, 4:00, 10:15 ABDUCTION (14A) Daily 1:45, 4:45, 7:40, 10:20 CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (PG violence, not recommended for young children) Fri-Sun, Tue-Wed 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:45; Mon, Thu 12:45, 3:45, 9:45 CONTAGION: The Imax Experience (14A) Daily 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:50 DOLPHIN TALE (G) No passes Fri-Tue, Thu 12:30; No passes Star & Strollers Screening: Wed 1:00 DOLPHIN TALE 3D (G) No passes Daily 3:20, 6:30, 9:15 DRIVE (18A brutal violence) Daily 1:50, 4:50, 7:50, 10:30 I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT (PG) Daily 1:20, 4:20, 6:40, 9:30 KILLER ELITE (14A brutal violence) Daily 12:50, 3:50, 7:10, 10:30 MONEYBALL (PG coarse language) No passes Fri-Tue, Thu 12:40, 3:45, 6:50, 10:15; Wed 3:45, 6:50, 10:15 RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (PG violence, not recommended for young children) Daily 1:40, 4:40, 7:30, 10:10 STRAW DOGS (18A sexual violence, brutal violence) Fri-Tue, Thu 1:15, 3:40, 7:20, 10:00; Wed 1:15, 3:40, 10:00 THE HELP (PG mature subject matter, language may offend) Fri, Sun-Thu 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:40; Sat 3:30, 6:30, 9:40 THE LION KING 3D (G) Daily 1:10, 4:10, 6:45, 9:15 The Wiggles: Greatest Hits, In The Round (G) Sat 1:00; Sun 4:00 MONEYBALL (PG coarse language) No passes Star & Strollers Screening: Wed 1:00 Red State (18A language may offend, brutal violence) Thu 7:00 WETASKIWIN CINEMAS Wetaskiwin, 780.352.3922

dolphin tale 3d (G) Daily 7:05, 9:20; Sat-Sun 1:05, 3:20 moneyball (PG coarse language) Daily 6:50, 9:35; Sat-Sun 12:55, 3:35 Straw dogs (18A sexual violence, brutal violence) Daily 7:00, 9:25; Sat-Sun 1:00, 3:25 Killer Elite (14A brutal violence) Daily 6:55, 9:30; Sat-Sun 12:55, 3:30



Communication breakdown

// Sarah Van Tassel

[sic] experiments with language

Everybuddy [sic] makes mistakes

Until Fri, Sep 30 (8 pm) [sic] Directed by Amy DeFelice Catalyst Theatre, $20 – $22


had to look twice when I first read the title of this show–I thought I'd missed the joke. Turns out I wasn't the only one. Indeed, the notation "[sic]" lends itself to misinterpretation: Amy DeFelice, the director of [sic], received a few confused responses to her press release. "They thought that I was correcting myself in the emails," she says with a laugh. Written by Vancouver-born play-

wright Melissa James Gibson, [sic] sounds like the setup of a television sitcom: three people in their mid-30s live in adjacent apartments, and each of them is absorbed in a frivolous, eccentric pursuit—there's an aspiring auctioneer, a classically-trained composer writing a carnival ride jingle, and an academic working on a thesis about historical temper tantrums. "It's kind of that 'curse of the 30 year olds,'" explains Kristi Gunther-Hansen, who plays the academic. "You think you should have certain things figured out by then, whether it be relationships or career-wise. You think you should have it all figured out by then,

but so many people find themselves in their 30s and still searching." Though it's certainly a premise with wide appeal, the show's main focus isn't so much on the situation of its characters as it is on miscommunication between them—wordplay, banter and general experiments with language. "It goes from a screwball comedy scene to really lovely, slightly poetic scenes," states DeFelice. "I think the playwright really does a nice job transitioning from the moods of the play. So you get a lot of public and private moments."

people who just take themselves really very seriously." DeFelice used staging, lighting and sound to make the show's esthetic resonate with the script. "[Gibson] asks for a lot of unusual conventions in the play," says DeFelice. "Not only creating elaborate shadow hand-puppets, but also one of the actors had to learn how to be an auctioneer." There are also several scenes in which the actors remain partially obscured by shadow, and there are several unseen characters

whose voices are important to the production. "It's definitely a really complicated sound score," DeFelice states. "Instead of necessarily 'conventional' sound, it's a lot of the sounds of the apartment they live in, which almost becomes another character." "Sound is very important," she continues. "Language is music. Sometimes you don't even need the meaning of the words themselves." Mel Priestley


On a literal level, a [sic] is a notation used to acknowledge an error in original material. Gibson's play extrapolates on its use in comedy, as well as employing it as a form of metaphor or irony. "The characters are making mistakes, but it's almost like it is right, for them," explains DeFelice. "The script is absolutely realistic in some senses and it's telling an amazing story, but there are absurdist elements to it, in the ways that people talk to each other and communicate." "You say one thing and it actually means something else, or it needs to be clarified constantly," adds Hansen. "That's what's really fascinating about the play, is the power of language and the absurdity of language, and some


GOING TO ST IVES Fri, Sep 23 – Sun, Oct 2 (7:30 pm) Directed by Julien Arnold Holy Trinity Anglican Church, $12 – $15

remember talking to my grandfather about his view of colonial Africa," Julien Arnold recalls. "It's a real privilege to know someone who was part of that. And I remember him saying that he thought it was a good thing ... that the British [were] in Tanzania." Even at a young age, Arnold, who was born in Tanzania, raised on Vancouver Island and eventually found his way to Edmonton to pursue a BFA in acting, wasn't so sure about its value. But those conversations certainly coloured his reading of Going to St Ives, a curious two-hander that pairs a British eye surgeon (Belinda Cornish) and the mother of a Mugabe-like African dictator (Patricia Darbasie). The latter's come to seek eye surgery, and through their interactions the script sifts through the idea of colonial responsibility and culpability for the state of the country now. "It's a political play, but it's also a human story," Arnold says. "Lee Blessing,

// Andrew Paul


Lives in St Ives

the writer, is really good at creating really wonderful, rich characters, and so basically it's the story of two women who were able to connect over a really wide cultural divide." St Ives vaults Atlas Theatre's second season to its legs, a launch that will hopefully see far better luck than the company has seen previously: Atlas's most recent production, 2 Across, was cancelled on its opening day after one of the actors injured their back—though Arnold's hoping to restage it in February. He notes that St Ives is darker fare than what the company

has handled before—while 2 Across was to be a simple love story, and Shipwrecked was what Arnold calls "a kids play for adults," this one explores some darker aspects of human interaction. But it's still something that fits in with Arnold's vision for his fledging company. "It's an international play, written by an American but it's set in England and Africa," he says. "I like that idea that Atlas Theatre does these plays that are about the world at large and from the world at large." Paul Blinov


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// Ian Jackson, EPIC


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Until Sat, Sep 24 (7:30 pm) Directed by Trevor Schmidt Varscona Theatre, $20 – $25




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ndeniably, one of the draws of Heroine is seeing some swordplay on the Varscona stage: a focus on stagefighting is something that happens so infrequently on mainstages in the city and gets handled deftly here by the show's pair of actresses.But Heroine's most intriguing quality is more the meeting of minds it imagines than the clashing of steel it showcases. Karen Bassett's script presents, for your consideration, Mary Read (Natascha Girgis) and Ann Bonny (Lora Brovold), a pair of history-book pirates: the former hid her femininity, posing as a male in the

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“an unexpected surprise, a daring, novel, audacious idea” – The Métropolitain Starring: Brian Dooley and Vincent Hoss-Desmarais Directed by: Bradley Moss

OctOBer 4 – 23 2011

2 for 1 Tuesdays Oct 11 & 18

The Roxy Theatre 10708 124th Street 780.453.2440 18 ARTS

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army but devoutly loyal to the cause— though male impersonation was a crime at the time—and the latter, more of a rough-and-tumble high seas adventurer, embraced and exploited her sexuality and cunning to claw her way to the top. The play finds them locked together, awaiting execution, in a wonderfully murky Jamaican jail cell set complete with a skeleton chained up on the wall. Brovold's Bonny is a brash, unyielding force onstage who stalks the stage while Girgis' Read is more subdued, analytical and particularly fascinating to watch reveal herself—her ruse comes not from a deeper rationalizing and discipline than most can manage. In watching them interact, mostly out of necessity

for Read, and boredom for Bonny, we get two compelling character studies of two sides of the feminine coin: men come up, here, but never pull focus. It helps that they're embodied by two of the the most enjoyable actors to watch around town. So yes, there's swordplay throughout, well choreographed, and exciting to watch. But it's the two clever, nuanced performances that provide the meat here, and a backbone script that doesn't skimp on letting them explore. If the ending loses some steam in its final moments, and there's some sag throughout, but Heroine remains a cunning season launch for a company that seems to pride itself on being just that. PAUL BLINOV



CDI College to Host “Apprentice-Style” Charity Event in Downtown Edmonton


// EPIC Photography

Edmonton City Centre campus staff and faculty to sell pizza for a good cause

Master of puppets

Until Sun, Oct 9 (7:30) Created by Ronnie Burkett Citadel Theatre, $46.20 – $61.95


he past three years that Ronnie Burkett has spent touring Billie Twinkle: Requiem For A Golden Boy, he's been centre stage: his flesh-andblood self played the titular protagonist rather than letting one of his masterful wood-and-string creations do the heavy lifting. Not this time. "Halfway through that [tour], I thought, 'Hmm, maybe on the next one, I'll just get out of the way,'" he says. "I've always sort of been onstage or visible or in various ways part of the show, but in Billy, y'know, front and centre. So it was kind of a goal for me to see if I could just let the puppets do all the work this time." With Penny Plain, he's done that: Burkett will lurk high above his marionettes—"these are the longest strings I've ever worked with," he notes—for the show that marks his company's 25th anniversary: The Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes is now a quarter century old, and Penny Plain marks the the occasion with a grim comedy about the apocalypse. "I was thinking, 'What if everything that we hear about happened at once?'" Brukett explains, of the play's beginnings. "In the past, I always thought, 'I

wonder if the bird flu's gonna kill us all,' or, 'I wonder if global warming's going to kill us all.' And I thought, 'What if everything happened simultaneously? What if the economic system crashed, and what if there was a contagion, and environmental stuff all happening simultaneously,' and I thought, 'Oh, there you go. It all happens at once.'" Penny is quite simply waiting for the end of the world. Old, blind, perched inside her boarding house and accompanied by her faithful dog, she hears of the world's destruction from those who venture into her little hostel, including survivalists, a serial killer, a banker with a penchant for cross dressing, and others. And in its framing of an apocalypse in progress, the action takes place all in one room, "Not unlike an old-school drawing room farce," Burkett explains. "I love those 1940s things like, You Can't Take It With You, and Arsenic and Old Lace, where the outside world is brought into this one room. So we hear about what's going on outside by characters coming in, or by news reports. So it really is just set in the main room of this boarding house run by a blind lady—but outside, the world is actually deconstructing itself." Paul Blinov



DOUBT Thu, Sep 22 – Sat, Oct 1 (7:30 pm) Directed by Leigh Rivenbark Timms Centre for the Arts, $10 – $20


hat do you do when you're not sure?' intones Father Flynn as the very first line of Doubt, a parable. The crux of John Patrick Shanley's play is that we're to spend the next hour-and-a-half wondering, gravely, uncertainly, about him. Set in the '60s and centered on a iron-willed Bronx nun who suspects the popular, younger pastor Flynn may have violated a young child—she doesn't have any proof, just a very intense feeling and a few suspicions—the unanswered question certainly had pull over Leigh Rivenbark, who's chosen the script as his thesis production for the U of A's MFA directing program. As he notes, the script, which has a pulitzer and a major motion picture adaptation to its name, pulls at least some of its power from the fact that the answer never really comes. It's up to us to weigh Flynn's guilt. "That's the million-dollar question," Rivenbark laughs. "John Patrick Shanley hid that answer from everybody except the director and lead of the original broadway production. He also directed the movie, and he told Philip Seymour Hoffman the answer as well, but he never revealed it in any interview. And of course, that's the first question I had, because how can you direct the play without knowing that? "If everybody leaves thinking, 'He's guilty,' or, 'He's innocent', it defeats the purpose of opening up a

dialogue about the real themes of the play," he continues, "which are certainty versus doubt, this kind of courtroom culture we live in right now which is obsessed with certainty and obsessed with who is right and who is wrong." Rivenbark hails from the east coast, where he spent the past few years as the artistic director of Theatre New Brunswick. His time there was largely spent eliminating the company's massive deficit— which he managed to do, but it took putting security first: Rivenbark was aware he was making safer artistic choices, and taking less risks. Now that he's here, split between polishing Doubt and starting prep to direct The Rocky Horror Show at the Citadel—"In the mornings I'm working with transvestites, and in the afternoons I'm working with nuns," he laughs—uncertainty is something he's eager to muck around in. To play his Flynn, Rivenbark's enlisted Doug Mertz, who has an answer for himself, of course, as to Flynn's innocence or guilt. But even with that hidden from the rest of the cast, at their request, Rivenbark notes, the script still requires a careful handling even if it never outright states the answer. "We've had what we call the 'guilt meter' in rehearsals," Rivenbark explains, "where if he goes too far over, then we know in the next moment he has to come back and make choices that lead the audience to believe he is innocent." Paul Blinov

Workers in downtown Edmonton can leave their lunches at home on September 30, 2011 and pitch in to support a great cause. CDI College Edmonton City Centre campus staff and faculty will be selling Papa John’s pizzas in an Apprentice- style competition from 11:30am to 1:00pm on Friday in the downtown core. Five separates teams will compete to see who can raise the most money for their individual charities. At the end of the day, cheques will be presented to Edmonton’s Youth Emergency Shelter, Boys & Girls Club of Edmonton, Edmonton Humane Society, Habitat for Humanity, and the Stollery Children’s Hospital. “This is our first year hosting an Apprentice-style charity event, so we’re excited to get our campus involved with the community and support these great causes,” says CDI College Edmonton City Centre campus director Kyle Ferby. “In addition to helping the community we live and work in, this event is a great opportunity to demonstrate to our students the benefits of helping those less fortunate.” The staff and faculty members will compete against each other to sell as many pizzas as they can,

for as much as they can, utilizing whatever creative selling strategy they can come up with. Each team will be stationed at various locations around downtown Edmonton, hoping to convince downtown workers, residents, businesses, and visitors to buy a pizza for charity. The charities involved can’t wait to see how the event unfolds. “We’re so pleased that CDI College in Edmonton is spearheading this event to raise funds for local charities,” said Alfred Nikolai, President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Edmonton. Teams will also be encouraged to take to social media to spread the word about their challenge. At the end of the day, the team who has gotten the most buzz on Facebook and Twitter will be awarded an additional $500 to present to their charity. To find out exactly where each team will be on September 30th, stay tuned to CDI College on Facebook ( CDICollege) and Twitter (www.


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VUEWEEKLY SEP 22 – SEP 28, 2011



DANCE RAQ-A-BELLY DANCE • Rice Theatre, 9828101A Ave • Bellydance • Sep 22, 7:30pm • $20


Ledcor Theatre, Sir Winston Churchill Sq • 780.422.6223 • Long Shadows: Memory, Film and the North: Screening and talk, featuring filmmakers Lindsay McIntyre and Aaron Munson, in conversation with curator Marsh Murphy • Sep 30, 7pm • Free; presented in partnership with Metro Cinema in conjunction with the exhibition Up North


Museum Auditorium, 12845-102 Ave • The Tarnished Angels (1958, 91 min., PG); Sep 26, 8pm; $6 (adult)/$5 (senior 65 and over/student)/$3 (child); $30 (membership for fall series, 8 films); free parking


City Centre, 3rd Fl, 10200-102 Ave; Metro Cinema at the Garneau Theatre; Zeidler Hall at the Citadel Theatre; Haven Social Club; Capitol Theatre at Fort Edmonton • 780.423.0844 • • Sep 23-Oct 1 • Festival passes/tickets at Empire Theatres box office in Edmonton City Centre

FAVA • 9722-102 St • 780.429.1671 • Video Kitchen:


• 10186-106 St • 780.488.6611 • MAKING A SPECTACLE OF MYSELF: Metal works, retrospective of eyewear by Jackie Anderson; until Oct 15 • VICTORIAN INCLINATIONS: Metal works by Jennea Frischke; until Oct 15 • GENERATION WHY: until Sep 24

ALBERTA SOCIETY OF ARTISTS • Walterdale Playhouse, 10322-83 Ave • 780.426.0072 • PEAKS OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES • Sep 30-Oct 2: Alberta Arts Days

ART BEAT GALLERY • 26 St Anne St, St Albert • 780.459.3679 • THE HEATHS: Artworks by Fran, Karen and Mel Heath • Until Sep 30

ARTERY • 9535 Jasper Ave • HEAVEN: artworks by Craig Talbot, Patrick Arès-Pilon, and Angela Talbot • SURREAL SERIES: Artworks by Dawn Saunders Dahl • Until Sep 25 ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA (AGA) • 2

Sir Winston Churchill Sq • 780.422.6223 • BMO World of Creativity: DRAWN OUTSIDE: especially for kids; Until Jan 29 • 19TH CENTURY FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHS: Sep 24-Jan 29 • PRAIRIE LIFE: SETTLEMENT AND THE LAST BEST WEST, 1930-1955: Sep 24-Jan 29 • TRAFFIC: CONCEPTUAL ART IN CANADA 1965-1980: until Sep 25 • HOOTS, CACKLES AND WAILS AND HUNTING BLIND; until Sep 25 • RBC PAINTING COMPETITION: Manning Hall: Sep 24-Oct 10; free • UP NORTH: until Jan 8 • Alberta Arts Days: ; Sep 30-Oct 2 • Ledcor Theatre: Long Shadows: Memory, Film and the North: Screening/talk: Sep 30, 7pm; free • Studio Y Youth Drop-in: Directions: Conceptual Sculpture: Sep 22, 3:30-5:30pm, $10; Sep 30, 3:30-5:30pm; free • Adult Drop-in: Light/Dark: Lino-Block Printing: Sep 22, 7-9pm; $15/$12 (AGA member)


Profiles, 19 Perron St, St Albert • 780.460.4310 • ARTIFICIAL: Artworks by Paul Bernhardt, Brenda Kim Christiansen, Eveline Kolijn, and Jordan Rule • Until Oct 29

Basic Digital Filmmaking: Create your own short film; until Dec 10; Every Sat, 10am-2pm • Doc Shop: Develop your idea into a documentary project; until Nov 22; every Tue 6-9pm


FROM BOOKS TO FILM SERIES • Stanley A. Milner Library, Main Fl, Audio Visual Rm • 780.944.5383 • Screenings of films adapted from books, presented by the Centre for Reading and the Arts • Walk the Line (2005, PG) • Sep 30, 2pm

CAFÉ PICHILINGUE–Red Deer • 4928-50 St,

Marie-Anne Gaboury, 91 St • J'AI CHANGÉ!/ I'VE CHANGED!: Artworks by Doris Charest • Until Sep 25

Red Deer • 403.346.0812 • Artworks by Steve Johnson • Through Sep



9103-95 Ave • 780.461.3427 • IMAGINE: Artworks by Lucie Tettamente, Curtis Johnson, Ute Rieder, and Françoise Fiset; Sep 23-Oct 11


CENTRE GALLERY • Allen Gray Continuing Care

Ave • 780.482.2854 • REFRACTION: Abstract paintings by Ernestine Tahedl; Sep 24-Oct 7 • Reception: Sep 24, 2-4pm

Centre, 5005-28 Ave • Paintings by Rune Anderson and Lois Anderson • Sep 30-Oct 31 • Opening: Sep 30, 6-8pm


4912-51 Ave, Stony Plain, Alberta • 780.963.9573 • ALL FIRED UP AFTER 35 YEARS: Parkland Potters Guild and Crooked Pot Gallery • Until Sep 30

ENTERPRISE SQUARE • 10230 Jasper Ave, U

of A • Artworks by members of ECAS, The Edmonton Contemporary Artists' Society • Open Sep 23-Oct 16, 11am-5pm • Reception: Sep 23, 7pm; music by the Jerrold Dubyk Trio

FAB GALLERY • Department of Art and Design, U of A, Rm 3-98 Fine Arts Bldg • 780.492.2081 • VOID: Ryan Wolters • THINGS THAT RISE IN THE MORNING: Matthew Arrigo; until Sep 24; reception: Sep 22, 7-10pm • Timms Centre lobby: Lecture by Shelagh Keeley; Sep 22, 122pm • FAB, Rm 2-20: The Academic Establishment and the Messerschmidt Mythos, lecture by Michael Yonan; Sep 22, 5:15pm

GALLERY AT MILNER • Stanley A. Milner Library Main Fl, Sir Winston Churchill Sq • 780.944.5383 • YOU LOOKING AT ME: Self portraits by Nina Haggerty artists; until Sep 30 • Alberta Arts Days: Meet the artists from the show and book, Looking At Me on Sep 30, 11am GALLERY IS–Red Deer • 5123 48 St, Alex-

St, St Albert • 780.459.2525 • A POUND OF PUPPIES: Pastels by Father Douglas • Until Sep 29


Ave • 780.455.7479 • TEMPORARY CITY: Paintings by Gordon Harper • Sep 22-Oct 11 • Reception: Sep 22, 7-9pm

QUEEN ALEXANDRA HALL • 10425 University Ave • DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH: Women's Art Museum of Canada • Sep 24, 10am-4pm RED DEER MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY •

4525-47A Ave • FARM SHOW: A series of exhibitions newly created to explore contemporary farming issues; until Nov 13 • FARMING OUT OUR FUTURE: Changes that have had an impact on rural life in Alberta, 1950 to present; until Nov 13 • FROM OUR COLLECTION: Objects and artifacts from Central Alberta’s history; through Sep

ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM • 12845-102 Ave •

780.453.9100 • COMPOSED EXPOSURES: Photographs by museum staff members; until Nov 25 • Wild Alberta Gallery: WILD BY NATURE: Every Sat and Sun, 11am and 2pm

SCOTIA PLACE • 10060 Jasper Ave, main flr • Paintings by various artists • Until Sep 30

ander Way, Red Deer • 403.341.4641 • SHIFT: Artworks by Jeri-Lynn Ing • Until Sep 30

SCOTT GALLERY 10411-124 St • 780.488.3619

GALLERIE PAVA • 9524-87 St, 780.461.3427 • XOXO FROM PARIS: Artworks by Elaine Berglund • Until Oct 19

SNAP GALLERY • 10123-121 St • 780.423.1492 •

HAGGERTY CENTRE–Stollery Gallery •

• SMALL SCULPTURES: five small sculptures by Peter Hide • Until Oct 4

Artworks by Sonia Higuera • Until Oct 8

Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts, 9225-118 Ave • 780.474.7611 • Printworks by Cheryl Anhel and Lisa Rezansoff; until Sep 30 • Reception: Sep 22, 5-7pm


HARCOURT HOUSE • 3rd Fl, 10215-112 St • 780.426.4180 • Main Space: FIRE SUCCESSIONAL: Installation by Tiki Mulvihill • Front Room Gallery: Narrative paintings by Kevin Friedrich • Until Oct 7

501 Festival Ave, Sherwood Park • 780.410.8585 • Wild Thing • Until Sep 30

HARRIS-WARKE GALLERY–Red Deer • Sunworks Home and Garden Store, Ross St, Red Deer • 403.346.8937 • HOMESICKNESS HARMONY AND THE POETICS OF HOPE: Installation by Red Deer artist, Robin Lambert • Until Oct 21 HUB ON ROSS–Red Deer • 4936 Ross St, Red Deer • 403.340.4869 • WELLNESS THROUGH ART: Group show • Through Sep

KIWANIS GALLERY–Red Deer • Red Deer Library • OUT OF THE HOLE: Artworks by Robin Byrnes • Through Sep LATITUDE 53 • 10248-106 St • 780.423.5353 • First Edmonton Awesome Pitch Party: 12 applicants “pitch” their idea; by consensus, trustees determine which project to fund • Sep 29, 7pm • Residency and show with Canadian performance artists Margaret Dragu and Freya Björg Olafson; Sep 30-Oct 29 • DRAWN TOGETHER: Collection of sketchbooks; curated by Mary Ann Dobson• ProjEx Room: THE OPEN CROWD: Artworks by Andrea Williamson; Sep 23-Oct 29; reception: Sep 23, 7pm LOFT GALLERY • A. J. Ottewell Art Centre, 590 Broadmoor Blvd, Sherwood Park • 780.922.6324 • Artworks by members of the Edmonton Art Club • Until Oct 2; Sat: 10-4pm; Sun: 12-4pm MCMULLEN GALLERY • U of A Hospital,

8440-112 St • 780.407.7152 • IN THE MOMENT: Featuring Alberta landscapes by Kristen Federchuk, Judith Hall, Judy Martin, Donna Miller • Until Oct 2

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780.421.1731 • Galleries A and B: ALBERTA SPIRIT: Artworks by the members of the ACACA • Until Oct 1

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780.423.3487 • David Mannes (author, film director), presents his new book, Creature Feature; Sep 23, 12-2pm • Paul Almond book, The Pioneer; Sep 23, 5-7pm • Dave Gross' book, Master of Devils; Sep 24, 3pm • Garneau Theatre: Part of LitFest: Irshad Manji's book Allah, Liberty and Love, strives; Sep 26, 7pm; tickets at TicketMaster • Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Upper Room: Margaret Macpherson's novel Body Trade; Sep 30, 7:30pm


Campus Saint-Jean, Pavillon Lacerte, Rm 3-04, 8406 Marie-Ann-Gaboury St • Zsuzsi Gartner presents Short Fiction and Point of View • Sep 23-24 • Fri presentations: 8pm; free (member/ first-time guest)/$10 (returning guest) • Sat workshops: 9:30am-4pm; $40 (member)/$70 (non-member) lunch included


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780.651.8176 • Aboriginal Veterans Display • Gift Shop • Finger weaving and sash display by Celina Loyer • Ongoing Heath, Joan Healey, Fran Heath, Larraine Oberg, Terry Kehoe, Darlene Adams, Sandy Cross and Victoria, Pottery by Naboro Kubo and Victor Harrison • Ongoing


Stony Plain • 780.963.9935 • Paintings by Loraine Ure; Sep 23-Oct 26 • Reception: Sep 25

MUSÉE HÉRITAGE MUSEUM–St Albert • 5 St Anne St, St Albert • 780.459.1528 • St Albert History Gallery: Featuring artifacts dating back 5,000 years • THE MISSION MAKERS: until Nov NAESS GALLERY–Paint Spot • 10032-81 Ave • DUALITY SERIES: Figurative works by Samantha Williams-Chapelsky • Until Sep 29 NINA HAGGERTY • 9225-118 Ave • CARVING

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Writers Guild of Alberta: Where Art Meets Literature: Gallery Stroll and talk with Laurie MacFayden • Oct 1, 12:30pm • Free

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Library Main Fl, Sir Winston Churchill Sq • 780.944.5383 • Storytelling Festival–Stories for all ages: Gail de Vos; Sep 30, 12:10pm • Library Theatre: Prairie Tales 13: film screening; Sep 30, 6:30pm • Book launch: You Looking At Me featuring portraits from the exhibit and life in the NHC studios: Sep 30, 11am

GARNEAU THEATRE • 8712-109 St • Allah, Liberty and Love: Presentation based on her new book, by political activist Irshad Manji • Sep 26, 7pm • $27 at TIX on the Square GREENWOODS BOOKSHOPPE • 7925-104 St • 780.439.2005 • Book launch of the children's book, Wrush: Tabetha’s Last Task, by Tyler Enfield. A Stollery benefit drive, aiming to distribute 1000 books to the Stollery Children’s Hospital this Christmas; Sep 25, 1-3pm • Marina Endicott's new novel, Little Shadows; Sep 28, 7pm

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Book launch, join the editors of Not Drowning But Waving: Women, Feminism and the Liberal Arts • Sep 30, 5:30pm

ROUGE LOUNGE • 10111-117 St • 780.902.5900 • Poetry every Tue with Edmonton's local poets T.A.L.E.S.–ARTS DAYS • Stanley Milner Library, 7 Sir Winston Churchill Sq • Storytellers from T.A.L.E.S. will be featured in a series of performances for all ages throughout the weekend • Sep 30-Oct 2 • Free event UPPER CRUST CAFÉ • 10909-86 Ave • 780.422.8174 • The Poets’ Haven Weekly Reading Series: every Mon, 7pm presented by the Stroll of Poets Society • Featuring spoken word artists Clint McElwaine, Rachel Lindley, Neil Meile, and Neha Sonpar on Sep 26 • $5 WRITERS GUILD • Morinville Cultural Centre, 9502-100 Ave, Morinville • Writers Writing Home: A Workshop by Marty Chan and Jessica Kluthe • Sep 30, 7pm WUNDERBAR ON WHYTE • 8120-101 St • 780.436.2286 • Bi-weekly poetry reading presented by Nothing, For Now; all poets are welcome • Every 2nd Tue, 7pm (sign-up), 8pm (readings)


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DEATH OF A SALESMAN • Citadel Shoctor Theatre, 9828-101 A Ave • 780.428.2117 • By Arthur Miller, directed by Bob Baker, starring Tom Wood, Brenda Bazinet, John Ullyatt. The story of Willy Loman’s pursuit of the American Dream–the everyman struggling to keep his family, hopes, and dreams alive • Sep 24-Oct 16 DOUBT, A PARABLE • Timms Centre for the Arts, U of A, 112 St, 87 Ave • U of A Studio Theatre • By John Patrick Shanley, director (MFA Thesis) Leigh Rivenbark. Events lead Sister Aloysius, the principal of a Catholic school, to accuse Father Flynn of sexual misconduct with a student; everyone involved must ask themselves questions about the nature of truth and certainty • Sep 22-Oct 1, 7:30pm; matinée on Sep 29, 12:30pm FOUR LADS WHO SHOOK THE WORLD: THE BEATLES STORY PART 1 • Mayfield Din-

ner Theatre, 16615-109 Ave • 780.483.4051, Toll free: 1.877.529.7829 • The story of the Beatles early beginnings in 1957 thru to their last performance in America in 1966 • Until Nov 6

GOING TO ST IVES • Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 84 Ave, 101 St • Presented by Atlas Theatre. By Lee Blessing; featuring Belinda Cornish and Patricia Darbasie • Sep 23-Oct 2, 7:30pm • $15 (adult)/$12 (senior/student) at door, 780.437.2891, TIX on the Square HEROINE • Varscona Theatre, 10329-83 Ave • 780.471.1586 • Northern Light Theatre • By Karen Bassett about the two most famous women pirates. Ann Bonny and Mary Read have been captured and thrown into a Jamaican prison cell. Heroine invades the final moments of captivity and connection between the two passionate women • Until Sep 25 THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST • 780.442.5311 • Live Theatre Series • By Oscar Wilde • Sep 23-25

KELSEY'S GIRLS • Festival Place, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park • 780.449.3378 • New musical by Dan Bagan • Sep 26-29, 7:30pm • $20 (adult)/$15 (child under 12) at Festival Place box office, Ticketmaster THE LAST CONCERT–BUDDY HOLLY AND FRIENDS • Jubilations Dinner Theatre, 2690,

8882-170 St, Phase II WEM • 780.484.2424 • Tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper, story about an impromptu show they put on for the locals at a truck stop • Until Oct 23

PENNY PLAIN • Citadel Maclab Theatre,

9828-101 A Ave • 780.428.2117 • Rice Alternative Series: Created and performed by Ronnie Burkett, commissioned by the Citadel Theatre, cocommissioned by the National Arts Centre World Premiere. Penny Plain is blind, but hears plenty about the state of mankind. When her companion dog Geoffrey leaves to live as a man, Penny sits waiting for the world to end • Until Oct 9

[SIC] • Catalyst Theatre, 8529-103 St • By Canadian playwright Melissa James Gibson. Three neighbors come together to discuss, flirt, argue, share their dreams, and plan their futures while pushing the limits of their friendship to the max • Until Sep 30, Tue-Sat 8pm; Sat-Sun 2pm • $20 (student/ senior)/$22 (adult) at door, TIX on the Square

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erhaps we ought to pity John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich. British statesman, military commander, patron of the arts and one-time prime minister, Montagu will nonetheless be best remembered as a reprobate gambler who played so much cribbage he was forced to invent a new food that placed meat between two pieces of bread, thereby keeping grease off of his hands and off of his cards. While Montagu certainly did not invent the sandwich—meat and bread have been enjoyed together since the Neolithic era—and later historians have proven that his image as a gambler came from the accounts of his political enemies, his name has stuck onto the convenient foodstuff ever since. The sandwich could be considered the perfect food: it has the potential to contain all the food groups and is perfectly portable, fulfilling the needs of everyone from schoolchildren to labourers, travellers to office workers. The sandwich comes in a nearly endless variety, but its recipe is simple: bread and something to put between that bread. Vue Weekly's sandwich issue explores the ins and outs of this gastronomical institution. V

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What you call the cause ...

Cured meats not just a necessity for a sandwich, but for survival


he humble cold cut is a sandwich staple. Innumerable permutations of sandwiches exist, but cured meats like ham, bacon and salami are nods to the simplicity of cold cuts in their earliest days. Indeed, the quasimythical Earl of Sandwich is believed to have invented the sandwich on the fly by tucking a few slices of said meat between two slices of bread and eating it on the run (which was considered highly vulgar at the time). The veracity of this story is debatable, but the role of cured meats in

sandwiches—and in our existence as a modern society—is not. "We probably wouldn't exist as we are if it weren't for cured meats," explains Andrew Cowan, chef de cuisine at Hundred Bar and Kitchen. "It was probably invented out of necessity. People needed to preserve meats, otherwise they'd have to eat them right away. Pretty much every culture invented some sort of cured meats." Notable examples include gravlax in Scandinavia, prosciutto in Italy, sausages in Germany and pemmican,

which was a crucial component of Aboriginal diets across North America. These cured meats, though unique in origin, share a common property: all are preserved through the use of salt and, sometimes, smoke. Salting meat inhibits pathogen growth on a very basic level, for the salt draws moisture out of microbial cells, thereby killing them. The addition of smoke adds different chemical properties, which reduce the amount of salt needed.

Cowan confesses a long-standing interest in the curing process. "I started with bacon, but it didn't turn out very well," he chuckles. "I kept at it and learned by reading books, blogs and websites." He adds that he stumbled upon cooking by accident. Cowan grew up in small-town Ontario and, as a teen, found culinary work at a local golf course. "I started formal training but got a good job and went from there. I'm mostly self-taught and learned by




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reading and watching others," he recounts. Cowan, at any point in time, has multiple varieties of meat curing in the cooler at Hundred. "Right now I have capocollo and pork shoulder prosciutto on the go," he notes and adds, "I haven't tried making salami yet. We need more precise temperature and humidity control. "The curing process isn't that complex," reveals Cowan, "but it requires a lot of patience. You need an appreciation for deferred gratification." Patience is an essential ingredient of cured meats, for seasoned and salted cuts of meat generally hang for many weeks. During this time, the moisture content decreases drastically, the meat shrinks and its flavours intensify. "Once they are cured," continues Cowan, "you rinse off the salts and hang them to dry. Following that, you could cook them or serve them as is." Cured meats arose out of sheer necessity and flourished, in a multiplicity of regional guises, from the dawn of humanity to the present day. These savoury cuts appear in sandwiches that range from the beautifully simple, like ham and cheese, to the elaborately unfamiliar, like Kurabata pork jowl with microgreens. Cowan reports that curing meats is neither an unnecessarily difficult nor a perpetually vexing task. "Preparing them requires patience, but if you have the right salts, it's really not that hard," he says. Western society no longer relies on cured meats for its daily survival, and the absence of the survival aspect permits the dominance of a new facet: fun. Cowan agrees. "It's very gratifying and definitely a lot of fun." LS VORS


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NOT YET STALE One of the oldest prepared foods in the world, bread has been with humankind for over 30 000 years. The journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America reported in 2010 that starch grains had been found on Paleolithic grinding stones which were likely used to grind cattails and ferns into flour, which could then be mixed with water and placed on rocks in a fire, creating a flatbread.

SO MANY CHOICES Bread is the staple food in nearly every culture, except cultures in East Asia, where rice is the staple. Nearly every culture has its own bread.

YOU EVER HEARD OF THIS? "Canadian white" is a style of bread manufactured in America, known for being heartier and of a thicker

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consistency than regular white bread. The bread gains these characteristics due to the higher protein levels in wheat demanded by the Canadian Grain Commission. Like the term "Canadian bacon," the term Canadian white is almost never used in Canada.

MAKING IT SOUR Sourdough bread requires the use of a "starter" to leaven it. A starter is made from a bit of older dough that has been fermented by an airborne yeast. The starter is fed water and flour on a regular basis so it can be used over and over and with the proper care can last for years. One of the oldest starters in the world is at Boudin Bakery in San Francisco—considered the birthplace of sourdough bread—which has been in continuous use since 1849. It was even saved from destruction by Louise Boudin during San Francisco's Great Earthquake of 1906.

BEST THING SINCE ... Sliced bread was introduced in 1928 by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri. It was marketed with the slogan, "The greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped." Since 1928, sliced bread has come to be the universal benchmark of greatness.


Bread plays an important role in Christian religions during the Eucharist sacrament, where bread and wine come to represent the body and blood of Jesus Christ and are eaten and drank in his memory. Bread also plays an important role during the Jewish holiday of Passover: during this time, the eating of leavened bread is forbidden so various types of unleavened matzo breads are consumed instead. During the Passover Seder—the feast that begins the holiday—the eating of matzo is obligatory. For the rest of Passover it is optional. V


Six facts about six sandwich vegetables LETTUCE

and stems are poisonous, a healthy adult would have to eat approximately a pound of leaves and stems in order for the tropane alkaloids to prove fatal, so the risk of death by tomato is very low.

PICKLES Lettuce secretes a milky fluid from its stems known as Lactucarium, otherwise known as "Lettuce Opium." This milky substance—which can be reduced into a smokable solid, just sayin'—has opiate-like properties which were taken advantage of by ancient Romans and Egyptians, who ate lettuce at the end of the meal to induce sleep.



Pickles are likely around 4000 years old. It is believed that the first pickles were made of cucumbers grown in India that were brought to the Tigris Valley (modern-day Iraq) and preserved and eaten there in 2300 BCE.

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A member of the nightshade family— which includes the highly-toxic belladonna—tomato leaves and stems contain tropane alkaloids, which are poisonous. The fruit itself, however, contains no poison. Though the leaves

would reject products with Germansounding names, so sauerkraut was rechristened "Liberty cabbage" for the duration of the war. This is similar to the use of the moniker "Freedom fries" in the United States after antiFrench sentiment stemming from that country's refusal to participate in the 2003 invasion of Iraq.


Cucumbers were one of the first vegetables that European explorers introduced to the New World. Christopher Columbus brought cucumbers to Haiti in 1494. By 1535, when Jacques Cartier arrived in what is now Montréal, he found "very great cucumbers" being grown there. V

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Cutting onions causes tears because the chopping motion allows enzymes called alliinases to break down into sulphenic acids. These sulphenic acids produce a gas known as onion lachrymatory factor which diffuses into the air and causes a stinging sensation when it reaches the eye. Tear glands react to this sensation by attempting to flush the irritant. Water doesn't allow the gas to diffuse, so onions cut under water produce less tears. In 2008, the New Zealand Crop and Food Institute created a strain of onion that produced no tears through biotechnology that prevented the synthesis of the lachrymatory factor.


Expand your horizons

Going beyond Kraft Singles when picking cheese for a sandwich


heese is an invaluable component in a sandwich, but it is often overlooked for its impact as an ingredient. What would the grilled cheese sandwich be without a sharp taste of cheddar? What would the Philly Cheese Steak be without the melted provolone? How could you eat a hot reuben sandwich without the Swiss cheese? Face it. A sandwich isn't a sandwich without cheese. Different types of cheese can change the taste of a sandwich dramatically, but sadly, too often people are afraid to step outside their basic orange cheese comfort zone. While children in Amsterdam have been eating sandwiches with Gouda, and les enfants in France have grown up with Camembert served on baguettes, many of us grew up with processed cheese slices—but not all of us. Holly Gale is the creator of Smoky Valley Goat Cheese. While other kids were pulling the plastic wrapper off a Kraft single, Holly was busy milking goats and making cheese with her family. She continued the practice into adulthood and often gave away

her homemade cheese to friends and family. After spending five years dabbling in French cheeses, this self-made cheese maker was ready to share her gift of turning goat milk into traditional artisan cheese. Smoky Valley Goat Cheese is a onewoman operation that is now in its second year of business. With a variety of goat cheeses in production, the process is very labour intensive. The goat milk is sourced from a local farm before it is pasteurized and turned into curds. The curds must be set into molds, salted, ashed—a process of covering the cheese in a food-grade ash which mellows the acidity—and placed on racks which must be turned once a day in the ripening room. After coming out of the mold, the cheese goes into a brine which helps form a rind. "The hardest part is putting the curd into the moulds," explains Holly. "It has to be done very quickly and can be difficult to clean up." After a few weeks, the cheese is packaged and ready to make the trip from the farm north of Smoky Lake to Edmonton.

While some people may think that goat cheese is a distinct taste that is best reserved for cheese boards and paired with wine, Holly feels that it is an everyday taste that can appeal to everyone. "We have so much goat cheese here that we use it like butter. You can spread the chèvre on bread and it makes pretty good sandwiches, especially with something as simple as a tomato and sprout sandwich."
 For those looking to update their next grilled cheese sandwich, the Farmer's cheese is a lightly sharp, hard cheese that melts well. The slightly earthy taste brings a sophisticated character and style to the ultimate comfort food—a grilled Smoky Valley cheese sandwich served with tomato soup. 
 Smoky Valley Goat Cheese can be found at specialty cheese shops throughout the city, as part of the menu at Edmonton restaurants committed to promoting local producers, or directly from Holly at the city market downtown on 104 street until Thanksgiving. Sharman Hnatiuk


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Treasure of Tuscany

Sangiovese looms large in Italy's fifth-largest wine-growing region A little bit of Italian culture exists right as much as Americans. here in Edmonton with a late-SeptemMany of the Old World wine reber grape harvest festival in Little gions make wine to pair with Italy, and also in a few local regional food. Tuscany, the VIDI VENI, independent restaurants fifth-largest wine region that fill their wine lists with in Italy, grows a whole lot e Italian fare and wine. For the of Sangiovese, also known e w e vu jenn@ average person who doesn't as Brunello. Sangiovese is n n Je d r find themselves in Italy once a o characterized by its fresh f l Fu year, this can be a great cultural fruity flavours and little bit experience to get familiar with one of of spice. It is the main component in the most renowned food and wine reseveral blends produced in the region gions in the world. including Chianti, Vino Nobile di MonWith 20 main wine regions and over tepulciono and Morellino di Scansano. a thousand native grape varietals, Italy Wines made from a Sangiovese base officially produces more wine on an are higher in acidity and made to drink annual basis than anywhere else. Italalongside pasta dishes and pizzas naians also drink the most wine of anytive to the region. one in the world: almost three times While Chianti wines are made from

the name of the town or area they are grown in so, for example, the Rosso di Montelcino means the red wine from the town of Montelcino.


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commonly labelled as Rosso, Rosso di Montelcino or Brunello di Montelcino. Throughout most of Italy, wines take

Wines that follow Italy's strict quality control designations the DOC (Denominazioni di Origine Controllata) and DOCG (Denominazioni di Origine Controllata e Garantita) have specifications by region and grape varietal. Most wines follow these guidelines, but an additional classification, which denotes wine of high quality that doesn't conform to the stricter DEC/G regulations, called IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica). Super Tuscans are the juicy, luscious big blends, known for their high quality and price that started the IGT movement. Innovative winemakers are blending the native Sangiovese grape with foreign varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. These quality wines have such a cult following that a reformation of the Italian wine laws corrected the DOC/G law to include Super Tuscansâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;though certain Super Tuscan producers prefer to maintain IGT status. Trebbiano, a common white grape varietal used to make dry white wine from Tuscany is also a main component in the production of the decadent dessert wine called Vin Santo, meaning holy wine. Blended with Malvasia Bianca, these wines are aged for three years in barrel before being released. Several different styles ranging from dry to sweet are available, commonly with nutty, raisin and honey characteristics. Definitely worth a taste, and often consumed as a digestif in Italy. Check out Little Italy and some of the local traditional Italian restaurants to get a feel for the culinary art of Italy, and the delectable wine that belongs at its side. V



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he CD is dead," declares the Fight's vocalist Bradey Feil, with a laugh, over a colourful breakfast plate of avocado, salsa, cheese and eggs. "We figured that if we were going to do something physical, there's no point in doing CDs, and I don't have a cassette player. I know some bands are into doing cassette singles and cassette releases, but to me, the sound quality of a cassette isn't good, and I don't understand why so many people are releasing cassettes." The Fight's debut album, New Young Electric, is a pay-what-you-can download, presently, but its upcoming physical release is a vinyl one, and that'll be its sole physical format. "I'd rather release something that's going to sound as good as it possibly can," Feil adds, "and there's nothing like going home and cracking a beer and putting on a vinyl record, and flipping it halfway through." A scrappy fist fight of influences—Motown grooves, punk guitar

squalls, smooth rock—levied into one fell uppercut of sound, New Young Electric's a joyous spasm of soulful rock, Feil's lyrics seem to emulate that vigor as much as the instrumentation does. "I try to write in a positive manner in general," Feil says. "In any song it always comes back to keeping up the fight and, basically, never give up on what you're doing, or never think that you can't do something. "The title, New Young Electric, to me, is about friendship," he continues. "It's about our generation in general: we're all plugged in and all on our phones all the time. And it's kind of about disconnecting from that a little bit. ... It's so easy to spend your time, even when you're with somebody else, checking your Facebook or Twitter. It's easy to get

swallowed up by devices." New Young Electric was recorded in January; between then and its release, the Fight called it quits. Bassist Todd Andrews was looking to depart, and did. But when they brought him his copy of the record's test pressing, the album started skipping on the particular line: "We're in this together." It was a strange enough moment to bring him back into the fold. The three others, Feil notes— Andrews, drummer Erik Grice and guitarist Devin Fortier—played together previously in Lions for Sheep, but eventually they quit that band to focus on the Fight. "I feel like I kind of stole them," Feil grins, "but it worked."


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Over the course of the interview, we talk a lot about breakfast, possibly because we're talking while having it. Feil's quick to list off some of the best places he's eaten on tour—Vicoria's Mo:Le, he claims, has the best service in Canada, and pulls up the picture of the french toast he had there, saved on his phone—and notes that the website of the label he co-runs, Paperbird, may one day host a breakfast reviews section for bands to add to as they trot the country. A pipe dream, perhaps, but certainly one worth having.

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ith Unpersons, Vancouver's Pack AD brings a less bluesy, more rock 'n' roll feel to its sound. Produced by Jim Diamond—who mixed the duo's last album and has produced the White Stripes, the Mooney Suzuki and Electric Six—Unpersons is a breakup album kicked into overdrive. Drummer Maya Miller answered a few questions about the album. How long did it take to make Unpersons from the initial songwriting through to the end of the recording? Maya Miller: Two months in total to come up with songs, record them and then mix them.

for the song I just finished writing. That's how late we leave the lyrics. Most of the time the song kind of lets you know what it's about or at least that's how I approach it. VW: Did the songs come from one person fully formed, or were they sketches that were then filled out as a group? MM: We both write lyrics and we both come up with our instrument parts— sometimes we remember who did what, sometimes we don't. But it's never been a case where one of us comes up with the whole thing.

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VW: When you were writing the songs,

did you come at them in a particular way? Lyrics first? Music first? MM: We always come out music first and then fit lyrics in later. Sometimes so much later, that I'm literally sitting at the studio writing lyrics while Becky is recording the vocals


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What were the recording sessions like for this album? Did you record as a band live off the floor or did you piece it together one track at a time? Why? MM: We always record live off the floor—it's the only way we can actually get the feel of a song. It probably makes more sense with a band of four or five to record separately, but for us and the sound we're going for it makes sense to go all in together. VW:

VW: Were there any other songs written that were left off the album? MM: We have four songs left over that

didn't make it for various reasons. VW: How did you decide which songs to include on the album? Did you have an idea of what you wanted Unpersons to be when you started, or did the finished shape emerge as the writing and recording went along? MM: It didn't take very long to know inherently which songs weren't going to make the album, but it actually took an entire month to decide on the order. It was especially difficult with this one and we still don't really know why. We only knew that we wanted to get as close to our live energy as possible and that we wanted to be loud, fast and have a good time.

The famed Jim Diamond flew out to produce this record. What was that like and what does he bring to the process? MM: It turned out to be great. We really lucked out, as this was the first time we've worked with a producer. He's really good and super easy to work with. He brought things that I can't even pinpoint and he did it while just enhancing us, not taking us over. So, good. VW:

VW: If you were to trace the musical map that led you to Unpersons, what would it look like? MM: It started in Vancouver and then went to some strange bayou that ultimately felt not us and then kind of meandered up to a megaphone and gave 'er. V


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Bringing the non-shitty rock

Sat, Sep 24 (8 pm) With Black Thunder, the Fucking Lottery New City, $10


he Get Down's 2009 EP This Is the City left a smouldering streak of burnt-rubber rock 'n' roll that has yet to be scrubbed away by something more upendingly raucous. There also hasn't been much of a peep from the band since, though, given that the band took three years to record those five songs, that's not really a surprise. For all the pedal-meet-floor velocity of the actual songs, the band behind them seems content to take its time when it comes to making recordings. But a Get Down full-length finally looms on the horizon—with a little luck, anyway. "The Get Down are currently scheming how to get our record put out by someone with more money than us, and so far, it may still work," explains Ted Wright, one half of the band's guitarist/vocalists, via email. "Our full-length record is complete and being mixed as we 'speak' by none other than head C'monner, Ian Blurton, who also produced the very same recording. Working with him was by far the most fun and educational experience most of us have had in a studio setting. " In the meantime, the Get Down's upcoming show will have a twosong download/sample of the album that's to ideally arrive sooner rather than later. Maybe a limited supply of

burned CDs, Wright notes, but even a download would be something: we're in a bit of a dearth for gritty rock 'n' roll these days. In Vue's year in review issue this past January, Wright proclaimed 2010 a "shit year for rock," and though he notes he's seen some improvement since then, 2011 hasn't been a total turn-around from the year before it. "It's been better so far—C'mon released an incredible 10-inch this summer, Biblical (ex-Illuminati)

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did the same and the Foo Fighters managed to squeeze out one more amazing record to add to the shit heap of great stuff they've done," Wright explains. "I also got recommended a great band called Shooting Guns from Saskatoon, so things are looking good on the new music Can-rock front. Unfortunately, C'mon is breaking up, which still makes it a shit year for rock." PAUL BLINOV // PAUL@VUEWEEKLY.COM




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Greg Wood / Sat, Sep 24 (9 pm)

Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival / Thu, Sep 29 (2 pm)

Though he doesn't even look old enough to sit on perv row, Greg Wood (Wood— natch) will be releasing his latest album, Greg Wood III at the Dungeon, the club located below northside strip club, Eden. So bring a little cash for the new CD and a few loonies for later in the night. (The Dungeon, $20 [includes CD])

Why are my ears ringing? Why are my sides covered in moshrelated bruises? Why can't I stop my hands from shaking and I can't stop talking this fast and my chest hurts—does your chest hurt?—I can't feel my face and I've probably peed like nine times in the last 45 minutes, is that normal? Any doctor could tell you that these are classic symptoms of attending the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival, the loud-

Royal Wood / Wed, Sep 28 (8 pm)

Ra Ra Riot / Thu, Sep 29 (7 pm)

Speaking of wood, Royal Wood will bring his exclusive, tour-only covers EP to town for your listening pleasure as he tours on his latest work—new songs slated to be recorded as a follow-up to The Waiting, his 2010 release which catapulted him into the minds of indie fans. So if you want to get a glimpse of how songs grow and change, tonight's your chance. (The Artery)

Ra Ra Riot is nothing like the chaos the group's name might suggest. Instead of the every-which-way confusion of a riot, Ra Ra Riot has been headed nothing but up since forming at Syracuse University in 2006. Playing CMJ only six months after forming, becoming a festival staple soon after, Ra Ra Riot is like the Mozart of indie rock. (Avenue Theatre, $16.50)

Tannahill Weavers / Sat, Sep 24 (7:30 pm) Accordion Extravaganza! / Fri, Sep 23 – Sun, Sep 25 Nothing says fun like an accordion. The reedy tones and the jaunty way it's played—along with the Bavarian costumes and intricate facial hair that sometimes accompany the instrument—all add up to the accordion being the most jovial instrument there is. Featuring a trade show, concerts, dances and a couple of accordion competitions, Accordion Extravaganza! will be the place to be this weekend—if you like fun. You do like fun, don't you? (Central Lions Seniors Rec Centre & Southeast Seniors Centre)

Kaley Bird / Sat, Sep 24 (4 pm) Three years since her last release, Edmonton's Kaley Bird is finally releasing something new. Not that she's been hiding out or anything. Bird toured Canada, produced the inaugural year of SOS Fest and played the Folk Fest, but somehow never found the time to head into the studio. With three new tracks recorded by Terry Tran—which will be available for free to those who attend the show—that's about to change. (Empress Ale House, Free)

est, most octane-fueled, highly-caffeinated-beverage-related music festival about to arrive in Edmonton. Featuring the likes of Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine and Seether—as well as a beauty contest called Miss UPROAR (go online to judge their bodies early!)—the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival will have your heart racing in more ways than one. I guarantee it. (Rexall Place, $73.25 – $93.25)

Born in Paisley, Scotland and named for the town's poet laureate Robert Tannahill as well as its historic weaving industry, the Tannahill Weavers has made a name for itself playing traditional Scottish music which spans the centuries. (Horizon Stage, $20 – $25)

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The Deadcats / Sat, Sep 24 (9 pm) Having released its sixth full-length album Look Like Hell, Canada's psychobilly originators are set to tear up Western Canada, coming to Edmonton for the first time in three years. (Brixx, $12)

Bachman & Turner / Mon, Sep 26 (6:30 pm) Even though there will be no Overdrive this time around—and a legal battle is preventing Bachman and Turner from using anything but their real names—the duo is setting out to prove that "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet." They'll be offering "Service With a Smile" as they "Roll on Down the Highway" with Paul Rodgers, who is the "Shotgun Rider" on this coheadlining tour. Hopefully Bachman & Turner won't simply be "Lookin' Out for #1" but will be "Takin' Care of Business" when they roll "Down the Road" and into Edmonton saying, "Hey You" "Gimme Your Money Please." (Jubilee Auditorium, $39 – $115)




Jesse Dee & Jacquie B have chops both musical and mutton

Sun, Sep 26 (8 pm) With 100 Mile House, the Consonants Pawn Shop, $10


hat's what this record is to us. It's this transition," says Jesse Dee. He's talking about moves, and in particular, the one he and his musical/ real-life partner Jacquie B undertook in uprooting themselves from Edmonton to Wells, BC (population: 300. Double in the summer months). Our Ghosts Will Fill These Walls, their debut full-length, and also the title of a song on it, are about that specific move—the song, Dee notes, was written, "In a snowstorm, driv-

ing from Edmonton to Wells in the middle of the night"—but the entire record seems like a culmination of in-betweens. The bed tracks were crafted in Edmonton, but the overdubs done at Dee and B's new home in Wells. Friends sent the horn tracks in from Australia, and the double bass filed in from Vancouver, all of which meshes into a lively, raggedy-bones jangle take on singer-songwriter pop that pulls from both wry observation and more artistic flights of fancy: subject matter ranges from highway driving and impressions of travelling other countries to more metaphoric tales of being caught in a personal riptide and


the simple thoughts of setting some roots down in a new place. That sense of in-between seems to be exactly where they're at, though, and Dee seems excited that they've managed to capture these moments so precisely. "It's actually like an accurate representation of our band; we've been touring for about two years on an EP that was feeling pretty outdated for a while," Dee says. "And this record took a long time to make, and it finally is exactly what you see when you watch us play, which is pretty cool." Paul Blinov //


WET SECRETS Sat, Sep 24 (8:30 pm) The Artery In honour of Wet Secrets trombonist Donna Ball's imminent move to Glasgow, the band is holding the Donna Ball Ball to not only wish her bon voyage, but to wish it to her with pie. Before she leaves River City, however, Ball took the time to outline some of her musical milestones via email.

FIrst Album Either Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols or In Utero. Unless you count Jem & the Holograms tapes?

Last concert Guitar Wolf


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First Concert The Barenaked Ladies.

Favourite album Massive Attack, Mezzanine

Last album Radiohead, Limbs



Musical guilty pleasure Power metal. Lots and lots of epic power metal.

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Saviours Death's Procession (Kemado )  Stoner metal evolved incorporating elements of blues rock from metal's inception. Perhaps more than other modern stoner metal, and definitely more than the band's previous albums which have swayed to the side of thrash, Saviours' Death's Procession incorporates elements of blues rock, but in no way do the blues slow down this band. Saviours' fourth album builds on the band's dedication to thrash elements. The album may open with some fuzzy, drawn-out bass lines, but the next track opens with a few guitars ready to scream and drums that kick up a faster beat. The album itself is recorded with a fuzzier, grunge air to it, and combined with the blues and thrash elements, Saviours would fit on a bill between bands as divergent as Municipal Waste and Sleep.

Edmonton Fall Guitar

Josh Rouse & The Long Vacations Josh Rouse & The Long Vacations (Bedroom Classics) 

The Horrible Crowes Elsie (SideOneDummy)

Guitars, amps and gear for sale by collectors, dealers and luthiers Merchandise from Roland and Charvel Gretsch exhibit of George Harrison memorabilia

Josh Rouse is a steady friend to pre-'80s pop idioms, an Americanaturned-global populist who's nonetheless high-minded, sensitive to powerful emotions rippling through unremarkable moments and uncelebrated people. His past appealing gems often had surprising subversive heft, although since falling in love in/ with Spain a couple of albums ago, his sociological engagement receded under murmurs of contentment and absorbed Latinate sounds (never more so than here, with Spanish colleagues). While it's an arguably untruthful cliché that happiness doesn't make great art, this album, while capable and occasionally exhilarating, is rather toothless. But a late track contains a radical Rousian proposition: "Happiness comes without warning," followed with a peppy, "hey-hey-hey!" That's the nexus of the record: Rouse reminds us that as with tragedy, joy can take us, just as madly and suddenly, at any time. And, really, what an extraordinary thing to say. Mary Christa O'Keefe

It doesn't take many notes into the Horiible Crowes' Elsie to recognize the work of the Gaslight Anthem's Brian Fallon: he has a distinct writing style that shines through whether the Gaslight Anthem is turning up the volume or the Horrible Crowes are dialling it down (just a bit— there's certainly some overlap on a Crowes song like "Behold the Hurricane" where the rolling drums and hammering chorus rise almost to the Anthem's level). Lyrically, too, Fallon casts a similar line, his tales of the worn-down not far off the frayed edges of his regular gig. Still, there's a thread of understatement here that ties the record together and allows it to stand on its own as a significant piece of Fallon's work and not some cast-off side project.

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Superheavy Superheavy (A&M)  Mick Jagger has himself a new band—alongside Dave Stewart, Joss Stone, Damian Marley, AR Rahman and a bunch of session players— and it's ... OK. Some of it works all right ("Energy," where Jagger and Stone roar over a synth groove), some is rather bland (the acoustic-based "Never Gonna Change"), but most it is just a confused mess of over singing, overproduced raps and muddled music.

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Library Voices Secret Show With Dinosaur Bones Sun, Sep 18 / A downtown apartment

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THU SEP 22 Accent European Lounge Tyler Butler (singer-songwriter), Conversations with Bears (alt/folk); 9:30pm11:30pm; no minors; no cover Blues on Whyte Jimmy D Lane CARROT Café Zoomers Thu afternoon open mic; 1-4pm Churchill Square Every weekday (weather permitting): Breezy Brian Gregg (SW corner); 12-1:15pm Druid Irish Pub DJ every Thu at 9pm dv8 Acoustic Chaos Thursdays: bring your guitars, basses, drums, whatever and play some tunes Edmonton Event Centre Gabriel and Dresen, Bassjackers

Brixx bar Go to Hell! tour: Ex-KMFDM members En Esch, Gunter Shultz, Mona Mur (play hits from the past), Premonium Jesters; 9pm


CARROT Live music every Fri; Sara Isabel; all ages; 7:30pm; $5 (door)

180 Degrees DJ every Thu Blackdog Freehouse Underdog: Underdog Sound Revue: garage, soul, blues with Stu Chell; Main Floor: Soul/reggae/ punk/funk/junk with DJ Jaime Del Norte; Wooftop Lounge: Various musical flavas including funk, indie dance/nu disco, breaks, drum and bass and house with DJ Gundam Brixx Radio Brixx with Tommy Grimes spinning Rock n Roll; 8pm (door); no cover Century Room Lucky 7: Retro '80s with house DJ every Thu; 7pm-close

Crown Pub Breakdown @ the crown with This Side Up! hosted by Atomatik and Kalmplxx DJ

Common Boom The Box, Allout DJs , Sonny Grimezz; 8pm

FILTHY McNASTY’S Punk Rock Bingo every Thu with DJ S.W.A.G.

New City Compound Mudhoney, Slates, Morals; no minors; 8pm; $20 at New City New West Hotel Silverado NOLA Creole Kitchen Music House Brian McLeod Duo NORTH GLENORA HALL Jam by Wild Rose Old Time Fiddlers every Thu Pawn Shop Gemini (DJ/electronic); 9pm (door); $20 (adv) at Blackbyrd, Foosh Ric’s Grill Peter Belec ( jazz); most Thursdays; 7-10pm Second Cup–Varscona Live music every Thu night; 7-9pm Sherlock Holmes– Downtown Stan Gallant Sherlock Holmes– Wem Mike Braniff Starlite Room We Came as Romans, Miss May I, Of Mice and Men, Texas in July, Close to Home; all ages; 5pm (door); $18 at That's Aroma Open stage; 7-9pm Wild Bill’s–Red Deer TJ the DJ every Thu and Fri; 10pm-close Wild West Saloon Jo Hikk

Century Casino Headpins, Lee Aaron

Coast to Coast Open stage every Fri; 9:30pm

Jeffrey's Café Sue Decker; $10

New City Legion Bingo is Back every Thu starting 9pm; followed by Behind The Red Door at 10:30pm; no minors; no cover

Central Lions Seniors Recreation Centre Accordion Extravaganza opening night concert: Len Gadica, Anthony Rolando (accordion), Valerie Vacco, (vocals); 7:30pm; $18 at TIX on the Square, door

THE Common Open Till Close; 8pm

electric rodeo–Spruce Grove DJ every Thu

Naked Cyber café Open stage every Thu, 9pm; no cover

CASINO YELLOWHEAD Robin Kelly (Elvis tribute)

Chrome Lounge 123 Ko every Thu

J and R Bar Live Jam Thu; 9pm

Marybeth's Coffee House–Beaumont Open mic every Thu; 7pm

CASINO EDMONTON The Al Barrett Band (classic rock)

Churchill Square Every weekday (weather permitting): Breezy Brian Gregg (SW corner); 12-1:15pm

Druid Irish Pub DJ every Thu; 9pm

Lit Italian Wine Bar Thea Neumann and Clint Pelletier; 9pm; no cover

Blues on Whyte Jimmy D Lane

Muttart Hall Ms Joanna Ciapka-Sangster, Professor Krajný; 7:30pm; $20 (adult)/$10 (senior/ student) at TIX on the Square, door

Haven Social Club The Lazy MKs, guests (alt country); 8pm (door); $12

L.B.'s Pub Open jam with Kenny Skoreyko, Fred LaRose and Gordy Mathews (Shaved Posse) every Thu; 9pm-1am



FLASH Night Club Indust:real Assembly: Goth and Industrial Night with DJ Nanuck; no minors; 10pm (door); no cover FLOW LOUNGE Best Rep'd Female Crew; 9pm FLUID LOUNGE Thirsty Thursdays: Electro breaks Cup; no cover all night

DV8 Netherward, Helltrack; 9pm Edmonton Event Centre Fullmoon Beach Party Expressionz Café Uptown Folk Club Open Stage: Season Starter; 7-11pm Festival Place The Irish Rovers; 2pm; sold out FRESH START BISTRO Darrell Barr (country, rhythm, blues, rock); 7-10pm; $10 GAS PUMP The Uptown Jammers (house band); every Fri; 5:30-9pm

FUNKY BUDDHA–Whyte Ave Requests every Thu with DJ Damian

Haven Social Club The Brights (folk), Lyra Brown, guests; 8pm; $10 (adv)

HALO Fo Sho: every Thu with Allout DJs DJ Degree, Junior Brown

Irish Club Jam session every Fri; 8pm; no cover s

KAS BAR Urban House: every Thu with DJ Mark Stevens; 9pm

Jeffrey's Café Louise Dawson (R'n'B and jazz); $10

Level 2 lounge DnBLH presents: Q-BiK; 9pm

Jekyll and Hyde Pub Headwind (classic pop/ rock); every Fri; 9pm; no cover

Lucky 13 Sin Thu with DJ Mike Tomas On The Rocks Salsaholic: every Thu; dance lessons at 8pm; salsa DJ to follow Overtime–Downtown Thursdays at Eleven: Electronic Techno and Dub Step rendezvous Metal night every Thu Sportsworld Roller Skating Disco: Thu Retro Nights; 7-10:30pm; Taphouse–St Albert Eclectic mix every Thu with DJ Dusty Grooves Union Hall 123 Thursdays Wild Bill’s–Red Deer TJ the DJ every Thu and Fri; 10pm-close

FRI SEP 23 Artery Wolfsons (rock), The Most Blesse'd Man, guests; 8pm; $10 (adv) Avenue Theatre Christian Hansen and the Autistics with Doug Hoyer; 7pm; $15 (adv) at Blackbyrd, Gateway Screen Blue Chair Café Blue Chair House Band; 8:30pm; donations

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LaCrema The Kyler Schogen Band, 8pm Lizard Lounge Rock 'n' roll open mic every Fri; 8:30pm; no cover New City Compound Bob Log III, Mr Free and the Satellite Freakout, The Polymorphines, Bombchan; no minors; 8pm (door); $15 New West Hotel Silverado NOLA Creole Kitchen Music House Brian McLeod Duo; Thea Neumann Lady and the Tramps at 10pm-1am O'Maille's–St Albert Mr Lucky; 9pm; no cover On the Rocks Dean Lonsdale and the Ramifications PAWN SHOP Randy Graves (release party), Raptors, Forester, Secret Rivals, The Great Valley, Kickupafuss; 8pm (door); $10 (adv) at Blackbyrd L'uni Theatre Northern Bluegrass Circle Music Society: Dan Crary and Thunderation, Bill Monroe Tribute Band (Rob Baker, Byron Myhre, Matt Hotte, Ken Hotte, Marc Ladouceur)

Red Piano Bar Hottest dueling piano show featuring the Red Piano Players every Fri; 9pm2am Rexall Place Pearl Jam St Basil’s Cultural Centre Full Moon Folk Club: Jeremy Fisher, Lowry Olafson; 7pm (door), 8pm (show); $22 (door)/$18 (adv) at Acoustic Music Shop, TIX on the Square Sherlock Holmes– Downtown Stan Gallant Sherlock Holmes– Wem Mike Braniff Starlite Room FTGU Lives with Face First, Joe Solo; 9pm Wild Bill’s–Red Deer TJ the DJ every Thu and Fri; 10pm-close Wild West Saloon Jo Hikk WOK BOX Breezy Brian Gregg every Fri; 3:305:30pm Yardbird Suite AllStars: Miles Davis, Gil Evans: Birth of the Cool, Sketches of Spain (tribute to Miles Davis); 8pm (door), 9pm (show); $24 (member)/$28 (guest)

Classical Convocation Hall Music at Convocation Hall: Gustav Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde (Song of the Earth): Benjamin Butterfield (tenor), Elizabeth Turnbull (mezzo-soprano), John Hess (piano); 8pm; $20/$15/$10 (door) St Margarets Anglican Church World Vision Benefit Concert: Tim Chesterton, Alex Boudreau, Marty Pawlina; all ages show; 7:30pm; $10 (door)

DJs 180 Degrees DJ every Fri AZUCAR PICANTE DJ Papi and DJ Latin Sensation every Fri BANK ULTRA LOUNGE Connected Fri: 91.7 The Bounce, Nestor Delano, Luke Morrison every Fri BAR-B-BAR DJ James; every Fri; no cover BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Every Friday DJs spin on the main floor, Underdog and the Wooftop Blacksheep Pub Bash: DJ spinning retro to rock classics to current BUDDY’S DJ Arrow Chaser every Fri; 8pm (door); no cover before 10pm Buffalo Underground R U Aware Friday: Featuring Neon Nights CHROME LOUNGE Platinum VIP every Fri THE Common Boom The Box: every Fri; nu disco, hip hop, indie, electro, dance with weekly local and visiting DJs on rotation plus residents Echo and Shortround The Druid Irish Pub DJ every Fri; 9pm electric rodeo–Spruce Grove DJ every Fri FLUID LOUNGE Hip hop and dancehall; every Fri Funky Buddha–Whyte Ave Top tracks, rock, retro with DJ Damian; every Fri GAS PUMP DJ Christian; every Fri; 9:30pm-2am junction bar and eatery LGBT Community: Rotating DJs Fri and Sat; 10pm Level 2 lounge Fridaze Presents: Van Damage, Tha Funk Junkie; 9:30pm

Newcastle Pub House, dance mix every Fri with DJ Donovan Overtime–Downtown Fridays at Eleven: Rock hip hop, country, top forty, techno Rednex–Morinville DJ Gravy from the Source 98.5 every Fri RED STAR Movin’ on Up: indie, rock, funk, soul, hip hop with DJ Gatto, DJ Mega Wattson; every Fri ROUGE LOUNGE Solice Fri Sou Kawaii Zen Lounge Fuzzion Friday: with Crewshtopher, Tyler M, guests; no cover SPORTSWORLD Roller Skating Disco Fri Nights; 7-10:30pm; Suede Lounge Juicy DJ spins every Fri Suite 69 Every Fri Sat with DJ Randall-A Temple Options with Greg Gory and Eddie Lunchpail; every Fri Treasury In Style Fri: DJ Tyco and Ernest Ledi; no line no cover for ladies all night long Union Hall Ladies Night every Fri Vinyl Dance Lounge Connected Las Vegas Fridays Y AFTERHOURS Foundation Fridays

SAT SEP 24 ALBERTA BEACH HOTEL Open stage with Trace Jordan 1st and 3rd Sat; 7pm-12 Artery The Wet Secrets: The Donna Ball Ball; 8:30pm Avenue Theatre Boo Radley (CD release party), Cleanse Kill, Exits and Trails, Last Chance Hollywood, Take the Earth Between Us, Jordan Kaminski; all ages; 6:30pm (door); $10 (adv)/$12 (door) Black Dog Freehouse Hair of the Dog: The Highsiders (Westcoast rockabilly); 5pm; no cover Blue Chair Café Maria Dunn, Daniel Gervais, Andy Illig; 8:30pm; $20 Blues on Whyte Every Sat afternoon: Jam with Back Door Dan; Evening: Jimmy D Lane Brixx Bar The Deadcats, Hellfire Special, Snakebite CASINO EDMONTON The Al Barrett Band (classic rock) CASINO YELLOWHEAD Robin Kelly (Elvis tribute) Coast to Coast Live bands every Sat; 9:30pm The Common Danksoul vs Caboose; 9pm Crown Pub Acoustic blues open stage with Marshall Lawrence, every Sat, 2-6pm; Laid Back Saturday African Dance Party with DJ Collio, every Sat, 12-2am THE DISH NEK Trio ( jazz); every Sat, 6pm Eddie Shorts Saucy Wenches every Sat EDEN Greg Wood III (CD release party), The Dungeon; 7pm (door); $15 (adv)/$20 (door) incl copy of Greg Wood III Expressionz Café Open stage for original songs, hosted by Karyn Sterling and Randall Walsh; 2-5pm; admission by donation

Festival Place Aaron Neville Quintet; 7:30pm; $125 (table)/$95 (box)/$85 (theatre) at Festival Place box office

Red Piano Bar Hottest dueling piano show featuring the Red Piano Players every Sat; 9pm2am

Filthy McNasty's Nadine Kellman and the Black Wonders (CD release party); 4-6pm; no cover

Sherlock Holmes– Downtown Stan Gallant

Gas Pump Blues jam/ open stage every Sat 3:30-7pm Haven Social Club Early Show: Romi Mayes, Low Flying Planes (blues); no minors, 6pm (door), 7pm (show), $15 (adv); Late show: Bob and The Monster, 9:30pm; $15 (door) HillTop Pub Sat afternoon roots jam with Pascal, Simon and Dan, 3:30-6:30pm; evening Hooliganz Live music every Sat Horizon Stage The Tannahill Weavers; 7:30pm; $25 (adult)/$20 (student/senior)/$5 (eyeGo)

Sherlock Holmes– Wem Mike Braniff Southeast Seniors Centre (SEESA) Accordion Extravaganza: Day events: 9am-4pm, Sat and Sun Day Events - $6 (children 12 and under free); Saturday night dance: 8-11:30pm); $15 (Sat Night Dance) Starlite Room Calling all Steppers, DUB Step Show West Side Pub West Side Pub Sat Afternoon: Dirty Jam: Tye Jones (host), all styles, 3-7pm Wild West Saloon Jo Hikk

DJs 180 Degrees Street VIBS: Reggae night every Sat AZUCAR PICANTE DJ Touch It, hosted by DJ Papi; every Sat Bank Ultra Lounge Sold Out Sat: with DJ Russell James, Mike Tomas; 8pm (door); no line, no cover for ladies before 11pm BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Saturday evenings feature DJs on three levels; Main Floor: The Menace Sessions: Alt rock/ Electro/Trash with Miss Mannered; Wooftop: Sound It Up!: classic hiphop and reggae with DJ Sonny Grimezz Blacksheep Pub DJ every Sat BUDDY'S Feel the rhythm every Sat with DJ Phon3 Hom3; 8pm (door); no cover before 10pm

Yardbird Suite AllStars: Miles Davis, Gil Evans: Birth of the Cool, Sketches of Spain (tribute to Miles Davis); 8pm (door), 9pm (show); $24 (member)/$28 (guest)

Buffalo Underground Head Mashed In Saturday: Mashup Night

New City Compound The Get Down, Black Thunder, The Fucking Lotter; no minors; 8pm (door), 9pm (bands); $10


Druid Irish Pub DJ every Sat; 9pm

New West Hotel Country jam every Sat, 3-6pm; Silverado

Dow Centennial Centre–Fort Saskatchewan Liasons: Re-imagining Sondheim from the Piano: Anthony De Mare; $25.50 (adult)/$23.50 (senior/ student)/$5 (eyeGO) at TicketMaster

Iron Boar Pub Jazz in Wetaskiwin featuring jazz trios the 1st Sat each month; $10

NOLA Creole Kitchen Music House Brian McLeod Duo; Thea Neumann Lady and the Tramps at 10pm-1am O’byrne’s Live band every Sat, 3-7pm; DJ every Sat, 9:30pm O'Maille's–St Albert Mr Lucky; 9pm; no cover On the Rocks Dean Lonsdale and the Ramifications

Convocation Hall His Name is Waldemar: An evening of Viennese Songs; 8pm

Winspear Moments in Time, a Musical Journey: Gateway Chorus; celebrating 50 years; tickets at gatewayshow. com

electric rodeo– Spruce Grove DJ every Sat Fluid Lounge Scene Saturday's Relaunch: Party; hip-hop, R&B and Dancehall with DJ Aiden Jamali FUNKY BUDDHA–Whyte Ave Top tracks, rock, retro every Sat with DJ Damian GAS PUMP DJ Christian every Sat HALO For Those Who Know: house every Sat with DJ Junior Brown, Luke Morrison, Nestor Delano, Ari Rhodes

junction bar and eatery LGBT Community: Rotating DJs Fri and Sat; 10pm


Newcastle Pub Top 40 requests every Sat with DJ Sheri

ARTERY Adrian Glynn (alt folk), T. Nile; 8pm; $10 (adv)/$15 (door)

New City Legion Polished Chrome: every Sat with DJs Blue Jay, The Gothfather, Dervish, Anonymouse; no minors; free (5-8pm)/$5 (ladies)/$8 (gents after 8pm)

Beer Hunter–St Albert Open stage/jam every Sun; 2-6pm

Overtime–Downtown Saturdays at Eleven: R'n'B, hip hop, reggae, Old School Palace Casino Show Lounge DJ every Sat PAWN SHOP Transmission Saturdays: Alt, DJ, punk-rock; 9pm (door); free (before 10pm)/$5 (after 10pm) RED STAR Indie rock, hip hop, and electro every Sat with DJ Hot Philly and guests Sou Kawaii Zen Lounge Your Famous Saturday with Crewshtopher, Tyler M SPORTSWORLD Roller Skating Disco every Sat; 1pm-4:30pm and 7-10:30pm Suede Lounge DJ Nic-E spins every Sat Suite 69 Every Fri Sat with DJ Randall-A TEMPLE Oh Snap! Oh Snap with Degree, Cobra Commander, Battery, Jake Roberts, Ten-O, Cool Beans, Hotspur Pop and P-Rex; every Sat Union Hall Celebrity Saturdays: every Sat hosted by Ryan Maier Vinyl Dance Lounge Signature Saturdays Y AFTERHOURS Release Saturdays

Blackjack's Roadhouse–Nisku Open mic every Sun hosted by Tim Lovett Blue Pear Restaurant Jazz on the Side Sun: Don Berner-Saxophone; 6pm; $25 if not dining Blue Chair Café Sunday Brunch: Jim Findlay Trio; 10:30am2:30pm; donations Crown Pub Band War 2011/Battle of the bands, 6-10pm; Open Stage with host Better Us Than Strangers, 10pm-1am DEVANEY’S IRISH PUB Celtic open stage every Sun with Keri-Lynne Zwicker; 5:30pm; no cover Double D's Open jam every Sun; 3-8pm DV8 Stampede Queen, Angel Down; 9pm Eddie Shorts Acoustic jam every Sun; 9pm Edmonton Event Centre Bossy Mama Flaunt, 11am-5pm; portion of proceeds from the event benefit Terra Centre’s upcoming Baby Heroes Diaper Drive; 780.428.3772 Expressionz café YEG live Sun Night Songwriters Stage; 7-10pm Haven Social Club Industry Night; 9pm Newcastle Pub Sun Soul Service (acoustic jam): Willy James and

VENUE GUIDE 180 Degrees 10730-107 St, 780.414.0233 Accent European Lounge 8223-104 St, 780.431.0179 ARTery 9535 Jasper Ave Avenue Theatre 9030118 Ave, 780.477.2149 BANK ULTRA LOUNGE 10765 Jasper Ave, 780.420.9098 BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE 10425-82 Ave, 780.439.1082 Blackjack's Roadhouse–Nisku 2110 Sparrow Drive, Nisku, 780.986.8522 Blacksheep Pub 11026 Jasper Ave, 780.420.0448 BLUE CHAIR CAFÉ 9624-76 Ave, 780.989.2861 Blue Pear Restaurant 10643-123 St, 780.482.7178 BLUES ON WHYTE 1032982 Ave, 780.439.3981 bohemia 10575-114 St Brixx Bar 10030-102 St (downstairs), 780.428.1099 BUDDY’S 11725B Jasper Ave, 780.488.6636 Casino Edmonton 7055 Argylll Rd, 780.463.9467 Casino Yellowhead 12464-153 St, 780 424 9467 Central Lions Seniors Recreation Centre 11113-113 St Century grill 3975 Calgary Tr NW, 780.431.0303 CHROME LOUNGE 132 Ave, Victoria Trail Coast to Coast 5552 Calgary Tr, 780.439.8675 Common Lounge 10124124 St Convocation Hall Arts Bldg, U of A, 780.492.3682, Crown and Anchor 15277 Castledowns Rd, 780.472.7696 Crown Pub 10709-109 St, 780.428.5618 Diesel Ultra Lounge 11845 Wayne Gretzky Drive,

780.704.CLUB Devaney’s Irish Pub 9013-88 Ave, 780.465.4834 THE DISH 12417 Stony Plain Rd, 780.488.6641 Dow's Shell Theatre– Fort Saskatchewan 8700-84 St, Fort Saskatchewan, 780.992.6400 DRUID 11606 Jasper Ave, 780.454.9928 DUSTER’S PUB 6402-118 Ave, 780.474.5554 DV8 8307-99 St Early Stage Saloon 4911-52 Ave, Stony Plain Eddie Shorts 10713-124 St, 780.453.3663 EDEN 13120-97 St EDMONTON EVENTS CENTRE WEM Phase III, 780.489.SHOW ‎ Electric Rodeo–Spruce Grove 121-1 Ave, Spruce Grove, 780.962.1411 Elephant and Castle–Whyte Ave 10314 Whyte Ave Expressionz Café 993870 Ave, 780.437.3667 FIDDLER’S ROOST 890699 St FILTHY MCNASTY’S 10511-82 Ave, 780.916.1557 FLASH Night Club 10018105 St, 780.969.9965 FLOW Lounge 11815 Wayne Gretzky Dr, 780.604. CLUB Fluid Lounge 10888 Jasper Ave, 780.429.0700 FUNKY BUDDHA 10341-82 Ave, 780.433.9676 GAS PUMP 10166-114 St, 780.488.4841 HALO 10538 Jasper Ave, 780.423.HALO haven social club 15120A (basement), Stony Plain Rd, 780.756.6010 HillTop Pub 8220-106 Ave, 780.490.7359 Holy Trinity Anglican Church 10037-84 Ave HOOLIGANZ 10704-124 St,

780.995.7110 Hydeaway 10209-100 Ave, 780.426.5381 Iron Boar Pub 4911-51st St, Wetaskiwin JAMMERS PUB 11948-127 Ave, 780.451.8779 J and R Bar 4003-106 St, 780.436.4403 jeffrey’s café 9640 142 St, 780.451.8890 JEKYLL AND HYDE 10209100 Ave, 780.426.5381 junction bar and eatery 10242-106 St, 780.756.5667 KAS BAR 10444-82 Ave, 780.433.6768 kelly's pub 11540 Jasper Ave L'uni Theatre 8627 rue Marie-Anne-Gaboury, 91 Ave L.B.’s Pub 23 Akins Dr, St Albert, 780.460.9100 LEGENDS PUB 6104-172 St, 780.481.2786 LEVEL 2 LOUNGE 11607 Jasper Ave, 2nd Fl, 780.447.4495 Lit Italian Wine Bar 10132-104 St Lizard Lounge 13160118 Ave Marybeth's Coffee House–Beaumont 5001-30 Ave, Beaumont, 780.929.2203 Muttart Hall Alberta College, 10050 MacDonald Dr Naked Cyber café 10354 Jasper Ave, 780.425.9730 Newcastle PuB 6108-90 Ave, 780.490.1999 New City Legion 8130 Gateway Boulevard (Red Door) Nisku Inn 1101-4 St NORTH GLENORA HALL 13535-109A Ave O’BYRNE’S 10616-82 Ave, 780.414.6766 O'Maille's–St Albert 398 St Albert Trail, St Albert ON THE ROCKS 11730

Jasper Ave, 780.482.4767 Orlando's 1 15163-121 St Overtime–Downtown 10304-111 St, 780.465.6800 Overtime Whitemud Crossing, 4211-106 St, 780.485.1717 PAWN SHOP 10551-82 Ave, Upstairs, 780.432.0814 Playback Pub 594 Hermitage Rd, 130 Ave, 40 St Pleasantview Community Hall 1086057 Ave REDNEX BAR–Morinville 10413-100 Ave, Morinville, 780.939.6955 Red Piano Bar 1638 Bourbon St, WEM, 8882170 St, 780.486.7722 RED STAR 10538 Jasper Ave, 780.428.0825 Rendezvous 10108149 St Ric’s Grill 24 Perron Street, St Albert, 780.460.6602 ROSEBOWL/ROUGE LOUNGE 10111-117 St, 780.482.5253 Rose and Crown 10235101 St R Pub 16753-100 St, 780.457.1266 St Margarets Anglican Church 12603 Ellerslie Rd, 780.437.7231 Second Cup–Mountain Equipment 12336-102 Ave, 780.451.7574; Stanley Milner Library 7 Sir Winston Churchill Sq; Varscona, Varscona Hotel, 106 St, Whyte Ave Second Cup–89 Ave 8906-149 St Second Cup–Sherwood Park 4005 Cloverbar Rd, Sherwood Park, 780.988.1929 • Summerwood Summerwood Centre, Sherwood Park, 780.988.1929 Sideliners Pub 11018127 St, 780.453.6006

Sou Kawaii Zen Lounge 12923-97 St, 780.758.5924 Southeast Seniors Centre (SEESA) 9350-82 St Sportsworld 13710104 St Sportsman's Lounge 8170-50 St STARLITE ROOM 10030102 St, 780.428.1099 STEEPS TEA LOUNGE– Whyte Ave 11116-82 Ave Suede Lounge 11806 Jasper Ave, 780.482.0707 Suite 69 2 Fl, 8232 Gateway Blvd, 780.439.6969 Taphouse 9020 McKenney Ave, St Albert, 780.458.0860 Treasury 10004 Jasper Ave, 7870.990.1255, Varscona Hotel 8208106 St Vinyl Dance Lounge 10740 Jasper Ave, 780.428.8655, Westside Pub 15135 Stony Plain Rd 780 758 2058 Whitemud LIBRARY 145 Whitemud Crossing Shopping Centre, 4211106 St Wild Bill’s–Red Deer Quality Inn North Hill, 7150-50 Ave, Red Deer, 403.343.8800 WILD WEST SALOON 12912-50 St, 780.476.3388 Winspear Centre 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square; 780.28.1414 WOK BOX 10119 Jasper Ave Woodcroft Library 13420-114 Ave WUNDERBAR 8120-101 St, 780.436.2286 Y AFTERHOURS 10028102 St, 780.994.3256, Yesterdays Pub 112, 205 Carnegie Dr, St Albert, 780.459.0295

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Crawdad Cantera; 3-6:30pm New city legion Queers Never Die: Disco Bloodbath: Teen Jesus Barbie, IGBY Lizzard, QND resident DJ's Showboy and Champagne; 9pm; $5 O’BYRNE’S Open mic every Sun; 9:30pm-1am On the Rocks Makeshift Innocence (CD release party), guests ORLANDO'S 2 PUB Open stage jam every Sun; 4pm Pawn Shop Jesse Dee and Jaquie B (CD release), 100 Mile House, The Awesome Hots; 8pm (door); $10 at Blackbyrd Second Cup–Mountain Equipment Co-op Live music every Sun; 2-4pm Southeast Seniors Centre (SEESA) Accordion Extravaganza: Day events: 9am-4pm, Sat and Sun Day Events - $6 (children 12 and under free) Starlite Awol nation; all ages event; 7pm (door); $20 at,, Blackbyrd

Effects (Reacciones adversas); 7:30pm; $15 (door) Jubilee Auditorium Bachman and Turner, Paul Rodgers; all ages; 6:30pm (door), 7:30pm (show); $39, $59, $79, $115 kelly's pub Open stage every Mon; hosted by Clemcat Hughes; 9pm New West Hotel Night Wing NOLA Creole Kitchen Music House Clint Pelletier Trio Pawn Shop State Of Shock, Nobody Likes Dwight, Shelbi; 8pm (door); $10 at Blackbyrd PLEASANTVIEW COMMUNITY HALL Acoustic instrumental old time fiddle jam every Mon; hosted by the Wild Rose Old Tyme Fiddlers Society; 7pm Rose Bowl/Rouge Lounge Acoustic open stage every Mon; 9pm Starlite Room J Mascis and The Coppertone; no minors; 8pm; $26 at, Blackbyrd, Brixx


Classical Convocation Hall Homecoming 2011: University Symphony Orchestra, The Symphonic Wind Ensemble; 2pm; donation Holy Trinity Anglican Church A Poet's Love: voice recital Ron Long (tenor), Alexandra Munn (piano); 3pm; donation; reception to follow; part of the Holy Trinity Recital Series Woodcroft Library Symphony 101: D.T. Baker presents an interactive introduction to the symphony with excerpts from the ESO's season; 2pm; free; preregister

DJs BACKSTAGE TAP AND GRILL Industry Night: every Sun with Atomic Improv, Jameoki and DJ Tim

FREEHOUSE Main Floor: Blue Jay’s Messy Nest: mod, brit pop, new wave, British rock with DJ Blue Jay Crown Pub Minefield Mondays/House/Breaks/ Trance and more with host DJ Phoenix, 9pm FILTHY McNASTY'S Metal Mon: with DJ S.W.A.G. Lucky 13 Industry Night every Mon with DJ Chad Cook NEW CITY LEGION Madhouse Mon: Punk/ metal/etc with DJ Smart Alex Starlite Room J. Mascis, The Coppertone; $29 at Blackbyrd

TUE SEP 27 Blues on Whyte Maurice John Vaughn Brixx Bar The Whytes, Dirty Mags, Mayday, Beat Creeps; 9pm

BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Main Floor: Soul Sundays: A fantastic voyage through '60s and '70s funk, soul and R&B with DJ Zyppy. Dance parties have been known to erupt

Churchill Square Every weekday (weather permitting): Breezy Brian Gregg (SW corner); 12-1:15pm

FLOW Lounge Stylus Sun

DV8 Shreddin' Onions, Fear of City, The

SAVOY MARTINI LOUNGE Reggae on Whyte: RnR Sun with DJ IceMan; no minors; 9pm; no cover Sportsworld Roller Skating Disco Sun; 1-4:30pm; sports-world. ca

Druid Irish Pub Open stage every Tue; with Chris Wynters; 9pm

Haven Social Club Aidan Knight (alt folk), Boreal Sons, Brock Tyler, Lyra Brown; 8pm; $12 (adv at Blackbyrd)/$15 (door) L.B.’s Tue Blues Jam with Ammar; 9pm-1am New West Hotel Night Wing NOLA Creole Kitchen Music House Clint Pelletier Trio O’BYRNE’S Celtic jam every Tue; with Shannon Johnson and friends; 9:30pm Padmanadi Open stage every Tue; with Mark Davis; all ages; 7:3010:30pm Pawn Shop KO, Russell Dawson, guests; 8pm (door); $15 (adv) at Blackbyrd R Pub Open stage jam every Tue; hosted by Gary and the Facemakers; 8pm Second Cup–124 Street Open mic every Tue; 8-10pm SEcond Cup–Stanley Milner Library Open mic every Tue; 7-9pm Second Cup– Summerwood Open stage/open mic every Tue; 7:30pm; no cover SIDELINERS PUB All Star Jam every Tue; with Alicia Tait and Rickey Sidecar; 8pm Sportsman's Lounge Open stage every Tue; hosted by Paul McGowan; 9pm Starlite Room Besnard Lakes, Malajube; 8pm

Churchill Square Every weekday (weather permitting): Breezy Brian Gregg (SW corner); 12-1:15pm Devaney's Irish Pub Jesse Dymianiw Haven Social Club Screening of Adverse

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NEW CITY LEGION High Anxiety Variety Society Bingo vs. karaoke with Ben Disaster, Anonymouse every Tue; no minors; 4pm-3am; no cover RED STAR Experimental Indie Rock, Hip Hop, Electro with DJ Hot Philly; every Tue

WED SEP 28 ARTERY Royal Wood (singer-songwriter), Danielle Duval; 8pm; $18 (adv at Blackbyrd)/$20 (door) BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Main Floor: Glitter Gulch: live music once a month Blues on Whyte Maurice John Vaughn Churchill Square Every weekday (weather permitting): Breezy Brian Gregg (SW corner); 12-1:15pm Devaney's Irish Pub Duff Robinson eddie shorts Acoustic jam every Wed, 9pm; no cover Elephant and Castle–Whyte Ave Open mic every Wed (unless there's an Oilers game); no cover Fiddler's Roost Little Flower Open Stage every Wed with Brian Gregg; 8pm-12


HOOLIGANZ Open stage every Wed with host Cody Nouta; 9pm

BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Main Floor: alternative retro and not-so-retro, electronic and Euro with Eddie Lunchpail; Wooftop: One Too Many Tuesdays with Rootbeard Brixx Bar Troubadour Tue: hosted by Mark Feduk; 9pm; $8 Buddys DJ Arrow Chaser every The Common Open Till Close; 8pm CRown Pub Live hip hop and open mic with DJs Xaolin, Dirty Needlz, Frank Brown, and guests; no cover DV8 Creepy Tombsday: Psychobilly, Hallowe'en

Tue, Sep 27 / Starlite Room, $16

Blues on Whyte Maurice John Vaughn

FUNKY BUDDHA–Whyte Ave Latin and Salsa music every Tue; dance lessons 8-10pm

HAVEN SOCIAL Club Early show: Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone, 7:30pm, $15 (door); Open stage every Wed with Jonny Mac, 8:30pm, free


BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Sleeman Mon: Daniel Buxton; 10pm; no cover

horrorpunk, deathrock with Abigail Asphixia and Mr Cadaver; every Tue

Yardbird Suite Tue Night Sessions: Dave Morgan Quintet; 7:30pm (door), 8pm (show); $5 (door)




Nailheads; 9pm

new city compound Skampida, Brash Tax, Cavalry; no minors; 8pm (door), 9pm (bands) New West Hotel Night Wing Nisku Inn Troubadours and Tales: 1st Wed every month; with Tim Harwill, guests; 8-10pm NOLA Creole Kitchen Music House Clint Pelletier Trio PAWN SHOP The Pack Ad, Sun Wizard, Camembert; 8pm (door); $10 (adv) at Blackbyrd Playback Pub Open Stage every Wed hosted by JTB; 9pm-1am PLEASANTVIEW

COMMUNITY HALL Acoustic Bluegrass jam presented by the Northern Bluegrass Circle Music Society; Slow pitch for beginners on the 1st and 3rd Wed prior to regular jam every Wed, 6.30pm; $2 (member)/$4 (nonmember) Red Piano Bar Wed Night Live: hosted by dueling piano players; 8pm-1am; $5 Second Cup–89 Ave Rick Mogg (country) Second Cup–Mountain Equipment Open mic every Wed; 8-10pm Varscona Hotel Avenue Guitars Presents: Paul Pigat Gretsch Guitar Clinic; all ages; 7:309pm; free; 780.448.4827

Classical Whitemud LIBRARY Symphony 101: D.T. Baker presents an informative and interactive introduction to the symphony with excerpts from the ESO's season; 7pm; free

DJs BANK ULTRA LOUNGE Rev'd Up Wed: with DJ Mike Tomas upstairs; 8pm BLACK DOG FREEHOUSE Main Floor: RetroActive Radio: Alternative '80s and '90s, post punk, new wave, garage, Brit, mod, rock and roll with LL Cool Joe; Wooftop: Soul/ Breaks with Dr. Erick Brixx Bar Really Good... Eats and Beats: every Wed with DJ Degree and Friends BUDDY'S DJ Dust 'n' Time every Wed; 9pm (door); no cover The Common Treehouse Wednesdays Diesel Ultra Lounge Wind-up Wed: R&B, hiphop, reggae, old skool, reggaeton with InVinceable, Touch It, weekly guest DJs LEGENDS PUB Hip hop/ R&B with DJ Spincycle NEW CITY LEGION Wed Pints 4 Punks: with DJ Nick; no minors; 4pm3am; no cover NIKKI DIAMONDS Punk and ‘80s metal every Wed RED STAR Guest DJs every Wed Starlite Room Wild Style Wed: Hip-Hop; 9pm TEMPLE Wild Style Wed: Hip hop open mic hosted by Kaz and Orv; $5



"Juggler's Blues"—so much can go wrong

FREEWILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (Mar 21 – Apr 19) "I have a simple philosophy," said Alice Roosevelt Longworth, a self-described hedonist who lived 'til the age of 96. "Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches." I think it’s an approach that could be both wise and fun for you to do so in the coming weeks. You have a mandate to find out where the most interesting action is, and dive in with the intent to generate even more action. The catalysts need another catalyst like you.

TAURUS (Apr 20 – May 20) A guy on Reddit. com posted a photo of a single ripe peach growing on a scraggly, skinny tree in the middle of an abandoned quarry. There were no other peach trees in sight, let alone peaches. I suspect that when you find beauty and sustenance in the coming days, they will be in similar situations: unexpected and unlikely. That doesn't mean they'll be any less sweet.

Across 1 Dramatic way to end a statement? 8 Kelly of Destiny's Child 15 Sign stating you can't go back immediately 16 Gonzaga University locale 17 Changed suddenly 18 They play a big part in 2011's "Contagion" 19 "___ the night before Christmas..." 20 Football play 21 Like some musical wonders 24 Overtook with a crowd of people 28 Rented out again 29 Hosp. staffers 32 Guy 33 Drops like balls in a bad juggling act? 36 Part of a cereal box 37 Owned property 38 "McHale's Navy" backdrop 39 Made grateful for 42 Henry VIII's house 45 Summer hrs., in D.C. 46 TV doctor with a limp 50 Concluding remarks to a poem 51 Cutesy-___ 52 Heart attachment 53 "___ has fleas" 54 Computer programming abbr. (FOE anagram) 55 "___, with Love" (Sidney Poitier movie) 56 "Un momento, ___ favor" 57 Swashbuckling and saving the day, for instance 60 Coffee dispenser 61 Ring decision 62 Nickname of ESPN8, in the 2004 movie "Dodgeball" 63 Tell it like it isn't 64 Part of a school yr. 65 "Play this note with a sudden accent," in sheet music abbr. 66 "A rat!" noise 67 Furthermore Down 1 Young-___ (little tykes) 2 Traditional Japanese drama 3 On the ___ vive 4 Uninformed, like a bad juggler? 5 Bests by deceit 6 Apply medicine to 7 Comes to a halt 8 Invitation request

9 Poe's drug of choice 10 Completely gone, like a buzz 11 Warning from a bad juggler? 12 Small batteries 13 Dir. opposite SSW 14 Word before Moines or Plaines 21 "Carmina Burana" composer Carl 22 "A Face in the Crowd" actress Patricia 23 She sang with Louie 25 Erupt 26 Race in "The Time Machine" 27 Modern variety of Persian spoken in Afghanistan 29 She played a corrupt cop in "Pineapple Express" 30 Somewhere between abysmal and fair, for a bad juggler? 31 It's flat, frozen, and sometimes compared to winter roads 34 "øQue ___?" ("What's up?" in Mexico) 35 Airport readerboard abbr. 40 Strong headlights, slangily 41 "No sweat" 42 Lures 43 Let all the, all the oxen free? 44 Movie disc format that's readable, but not erasable 47 "The Little Mermaid" villain 48 Blend with a spoon, maybe 49 Deserved 58 Radio band, for short (HEF anagram) 59 Guevara's nickname

GEMINI (May 21 – Jun 20) If you've ever been to a flavour-tripping party, you've eaten "miracle fruit"—berries with the scientific name Synsepalum dulcificum. They coat your tongue with a substance that makes all subsequent foods taste sweet. The effect lasts no more than an hour, but while it does, lemons, radishes and pickles may as well be desserts. Be alert for a metaphorical version of the miracle fruit. There's an influence coming your way that could temporarily make everything else seem extra delectable. If you're aware of what's happening, it will be a quirky blessing. CANCER (Jun 21 – Jul 22) Born in Austria, Susanne Wenger became a high priestess of the Yoruba religion in Nigeria. When she died in 2009 at the age of 93, she had devoted the last 50 years of her life to protecting and beautifying a sacred forest in the Osogbo area. It's hard for most of us to imagine loving a place as much as she did, but that's what I'm encouraging you to do. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you will accrue unforeseen benefits by becoming more deeply connected to a special patch of earth. To do so will awaken a dormant part of your soul, for one thing. It could also advance one of your lifelong quests, which is to feel ever-more at home in the world. LEO (Jul 23 – Aug 22) "Personally I'm always ready to learn," said Winston Churchill, "although I do not always like being taught." You may soon find yourself sharing that paradoxical state of mind, Leo. It's time for you to receive the new teachings you have been unconsciously preparing yourself to absorb. In the early stages, these useful lessons may get on your nerves. Keep the faith. Sooner or later, your crash course will become enjoyable.

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VIRGO (Aug 23 – Sep 22) "The growth of a


poet seems to be related to his or her becoming less and less embarrassed about more and more," says poet Marvin Bell. Whether or not you're a poet, I would like to apply this gauge to your own growth. Your power to claim your birthright and fulfill your destiny will ultimately hinge to a significant degree on your ability to shed all residual shame about your true nature. And guess what: There has never been a better time to work on that noble project than right now.

LIBRA (Sep 23 – Oct 22) Your theme for the week comes from travel writer Stephen Graham in his book The Gentle Art of Tramping: "As you sit on the hillside, or lie prone under the trees of the forest, or sprawl wet-legged on the shingly beach of a mountain stream, the great door, that

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does not look like a door, opens." I can't wait to see the expression on your face when a portal like that appears for you sometime in the near future. Your mood will be a mix of surprise, humility, vindication, joy and a pleasant kind of shock. You won't necessarily have to be out in nature, but it will probably be crucial for you to simulate the state that nature evokes in you. That's why I suggest you rev up your aptitude for innocence and make sure your sense of wonder is turned on full blast.

SCORPIO (Oct 23 – Nov 21) More than a 100 years ago, a team of British adventurers led by Ernest Shackleton trekked across Antarctica, attempting to reach the South Pole. They ran out of supplies and had to turn back before reaching their goal. In 2006, modern-day explorers discovered a cache of stuff Shackleton had been forced to leave behind, stashed in the ice. It included two cases of whiskey. Some of the century-old liquor found its way back to England, where it was quaffed by a few daring souls eager for an exotic taste. I suspect you may soon stumble upon a metaphorically similar curiosity, Scorpio: something like old spirits preserved in ice. My advice: try a small sample and wait a while to see what effect it has before imbibing the whole thing.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 – Dec 21) Punk musician Wesley Willis was fond of greeting friends and audience members alike with a headbutt. So prolific was he in employing this ritual that he developed a permanent callus on his forehead. Now would be an excellent time for you to make this tradition your own. JUST KIDDING! It's true that now is an excellent time to expand your social reach. But you probably shouldn't engage in full-tilt headbutting unless you're extroverted, gregarious and so extravagantly charming you can get away with it.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22 – Jan 19) In Japan you can buy Vaam, a sports energy drink that contains hornet saliva. It acquired a legendary reputation after Japanese marathon runner Naoko Takahashi said she used it to propel herself to a gold medal at the 2000 Olympics. Vaam's creator, biochemist Takashi Abe, claims there is scientific evidence that it works as well for humans as it does for wasps, which fly as much as 70 miles a day. The cosmos will be infusing you with a metaphorical version of hornet saliva in the coming weeks. You'll have the power to go further and be stronger for longer periods of time.

AQUARIUS (Jan 20 – Feb 18) I gathered together a panel of renegade astrologers to investigate your imminent future. By a unanimous vote, they designated you, out of all the signs of the zodiac, as the one "Most Likely to Exceed the Boring Limitations of Good Taste," as well as "Best Candidate to Slap the Conventional Wisdom Upside the Head." I hope you make good use of the freedom that those roles entail. By the way, the general consensus also suggested that you are primed to find valuable stuff in out-of-the-way borderlands or in off-limits haunts where no one else even wants to look. PISCES (Feb 19 – Mar 20) You're on course for a warm, wet, soft collision with the enigmas of the libido. I urge you to give yourself fully to the exploration, even if it stirs up feelings you have no names for. The best way to use your intelligence right now is to undertake a rigorous investigation into the heights and depths of your passion ... to experiment with new guidelines for your instinctual nature ... to make yourself extra receptive to the spiritual teachings available through erotic communion ... V


EVENTS PsychicJason Readings WEEKLY D. Kilsch with

turning non-believers into believers

Daily appointments at Mandolin Books (6419 - 112 Ave.) $30/half-hour - $60/hour Call (780) 479-4050 Or call Jason (780) 292-4489


COMEDY Brixx Bar • 10030-102 St • 780.428.1099 •

Troubadour Tuesday's with comedy and music

Ceili's • 10338-109 St • 780.426.5555 • Comedy Night: every Tue, 9:30pm • No cover Century Casino • 13103 Fort Rd •

Interactive Lecture Series Maien Elar brings information, new perspectives and new understanding of the changing world we are living in today. Offering an alternative view of human process, brighter realities become visible. We become positioned to witness and participate differently in the evolutionary process that is challenging humankind. An energy exercise brings each evening to a close.

780.481.9857 • Open amateur night every Thu, 7:30pm • Yuk Yuks presents Sean Tweedley; Sep 23-24, 8pm and 10:30pm • Yuk Yuks presents Ronnie Edwards; Sep 30Oct 1, 8pm and 10:30pm

COMEDY FACTORY • Gateway Enter-

tainment Centre, 34 Ave, Calgary Tr • Thu, 8:30pm; Sat, 8pm and 10pm • Tom Liske; Sep 22-24 • 10th Birthday Bash: Damien James; Sep 30-Oct 1

Comic Strip • Bourbon St, WEM •

780.483.5999 • Wed-Fri, Sun 8pm; Fri-Sat 10:30pm • Harland Williams; Sep 22-24 • Guy Torry; Sep 28-30; Oct 1-2; $38.95

DRUID • 11606 Jasper Ave • 780.710.2119 • Comedy night open stage hosted by Lars Callieou • Every Sun, 9pm laugh shop–Sherwood Park • 4 Blackfoot Road, Sherwood Park • 780.417.9777 • Open Wed-Sat • Olivia Arrington; Sep 29-Oct 1



Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 7:30 pm • As the Earth Shakes and Moves • Humankind in Polarity • Recognition of Your Purposeful Identity

WE ARE ON THE FULCRUM Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 7:30 pm • Laws of Distraction • Manufacturing Human Health • Your Presence, Your Voice

THE IMPENDING ADULTHOOD OF HUMANKIND Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 7:30 pm • Generational Patterning • Birth of the Intelligent Heart • Seeking Serenity, Flowering Truth

7:30 - 10:00 PM Q & A 9:30 10:00 PM Fee per lecture: $45 or Donation Please be well-hydrated! NO ELECTRONIC DEVICES PERMITTED

Grant MacEwan University CN Conference Theatre (Rm 5-142) 105 Street Building, 105 Street and 105 Avenue, Edmonton

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Aikikai Aikido Club • 10139-87

Ave, Old Strathcona Community League • Japanese Martial Art of Aikido • Every Tue 7:30-9:30pm; Thu 6-8pm


• Braeside Presbyterian Church bsmt, N. door, 6 Bernard Dr, Bishop St, Sir Winston Churchill Ave, St Albert • For adult children of alcoholic and dysfunctional families • Every Mon 7:30pm

Edmonton Bicycle Commuters' Society • Parkallen Community Hall • An-

nual General Meeting • Sep 25, 1pm

Edmonton Bike Art Nights •

BikeWorks, 10047 80 Ave, back alley entrance • Art Nights • Every Wed, 6-9pm


9938-70 Ave • 780.437.3667 • Open market: arts and crafts, health products and more • Every Sat, 10am-3pm

FOOD ADDICTS • St Luke's An-

glican Church, 8424-95 Ave • 780.465.2019/780.634.5526 • Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA), free 12-Step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating, and bulimia • Every Thu, 7pm

guitar clinic • Varscona Hotel,

8208-106 St • 780.448.4827 • Avenue Guitar presents Gretsch Guitars artist Paul Pigat • Wed, Sep 28, 7-9:30pm • Free all ages event

Guitar Show • Mayfield Inn, 16615109 Ave • Sep 25 • $10

Home–Energizing Spiritual Community for Passionate Living

• Garneau/Ashbourne Assisted Living Place, 11148-84 Ave • Home: Blends music, drama, creativity and reflection on sacred texts to energize you for passionate living • Every Sun 3-5pm

Jane Austen society • Stanley Milner Library Edmonton Room • 780.479.1729 • Paul Almond (Author, filmmaker) presents his novel The Survivor; Nora Foster Stovel will present film clips from Sense and Sensibility • Sep 24, 2-4:30pm • Free Lotus Qigong • 780.477.0683 • Downtown • Practice group meets every Thu MEDITATION • Strathcona Library, 8331-

104 St;; Drop-in every Thu 7-8:30pm; Sherwood Park Library: Drop-in every Mon, 7-8:30pm

Moving Planet Rally • 105 St and

Whyte Ave, Old Esso service station and gas bar (now a brownfield) • faqs • Meet at 11am at the brownfield and walk or bike to the Alberta Legislature where there will be music, speeches, and presentation of the three-five-zero message • Sep 24, 11am-2pm • E:

Northern Alberta Wood Carvers Association • Dug-

gan Community Hall, 3728-106 St • 780.458.6352 • Meet every Wed, 6:30pm

Organization for Bipolar Affective Disorder (OBAD) •

Grey Nuns Hospital, Rm 0651, 780.451.1755; Group meets every Thu 7-9pm

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SENIORS United Now • St Albert

Legion, 6 Tache St, St Albert • 780.460.7736 • General Meeting: Seniors Issues: How Important Are They To You? • Sep 26, 1:30pm

Sherwood Park Walking Group + 50 • Meet inside Millennium

Place, Sherwood Place • Weekly outdoor walking group; starts with a 10 min discussion, followed by a 30-40 minute walk through Centennial Park, a cool down and stretch • Every Tue, 8:30am • $2/session (goes to the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta)

Sugarswing Dance Club • Orange Hall, 10335-84 Ave or Pleasantview Hall, 10860-57 Ave • 780.604.7572 • Swing Dance at Sugar Foot Stomp: beginner lesson followed by dance every Sat, 8pm (door) at Orange Hall or Pleasantview Hall

LECTURES/Presentations Edmonton Arts Council: Public Art Professional Development Series • Fabrication: Featuring

Cassandra Dickin, Heavy Industries, and David Turnbull, Public Art Conservator, EAC • Sep 28, 6-8pm • Registration is open now; free, limited space, pre-register at publicartpd.

Experience the Energy Tours– Fort Mcmurray • Oil Sands Discovery

Centre, junction of Hwy 63 and MacKenzie Blvd, Fort McMurray • See the inner workings of the oil sands industry • Sep: Fri, Sat, Sun

Our Fabulous Forests • Royal Alberta Museum, 12845-102 Ave • 780.453.9100 • Learn about Canada's forests with experts from the Canadian Forest Servic; learn more about forest fires, climate change impacts, growing a forest, super soils, beetles and other bugs • Sep 24, anytime between 10am-3pm • Free TED Talks @ Lunch–Ideas Worth Spreading • Enterprise

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• 780.488.6636 • Tue with DJ Arrow Chaser, free pool all night; 9pm (door); no cover • Wed with DJ Dust’n Time; 9pm (door); no cover • Thu: Men’s Wet Underwear Contest, win prizes, hosted by Drag Queen DJ Phon3 Hom3; 9pm (door); no cover before 10pm • Fri Dance Party with DJ Arrow Chaser; 8pm (door); no cover before 10pm • Sat: Feel the rhythm with DJ Phon3 Hom3; 8pm (door); no cover before 10pm

FLASH Night Club • 10018-105 St •

780.969.9965 • Thu Goth + Industrial Night: Indust:real Assembly with DJ Nanuck; 10pm (door); no cover • Triple Threat Fridays: DJ Thunder, Femcee DJ Eden Lixx • DJ Suco beats every Sat • E:

G.L.B.T.Q. (gay) African Group Drop-In) • Pride Centre, moving •

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GLBT sports and recreation

• • Badminton, Co-ed: St. Thomas Moore School, 9610-165 St • Badminton, Women's Drop-In Recreational: St Vincent School, 10530-138 St; T: 780.914.9678; every Wed 6-7:30pm; $7 (dropin fee) • Bootcamp: Lynnwood Elementary School at 15451-84 Ave; Mon, 7-8pm • Bowling: Ed's Rec Centre, West Edmonton Mall, Tue 6:45pm • Curling: Granite Curling Club; 780.463.5942 • Running: Every Sun morning • Spinning: MacEwan Centre, 109 Street and 104 Ave • Swimming: NAIT pool, 11762-106 St • Volleyball: Mother Teresa Elementary School, 9008-105A; Amiskiwaciy Academy, 101 Airport Rd • YOGA (Hatha): Free Yoga every Sun, 2-3:30pm; Korezone Fitness, 203, 10575-115 St

G.L.B.T.Q Seniors Group • S.A.G.E

Bldg, Craftroom, 15 Sir Winston Churchill Sq • 780.474.8240 • Meeting for gay seniors, and for any seniors that have gay family members and would like some guidance • Every Thu, 1-4:30pm • Info: T: Jeff Bovee 780.488.3234, E: tuff

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780.756.5667 • Free pool daily 4-8pm; Taco Tue: 5-9pm; Wing Wed: 5-9pm; Wed karaoke: 9pm-12; Thu 2-4-1 burgers: 5-9pm; Fri steak night: 5-9pm; DJs Fri and Sat at 10pm

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• Moving T: 780.488.3234; E: admin@ • Daily: YouthSpace (Youth Drop-in): Tue-Fri: 3-7pm; Sat: 2-6:30pm • Men Talking with Pride: Support group for gay, bisexual and transgendered men to discuss current issues; Sun: 7-9pm • Community Potluck: For members of the LGBTQ community; last Tue each month, 6-9pm • Counselling: Free, short-term, solution-focused counselling, provided by professionally trained counsellors every Wed, 6-9pm • STD Testing: Last Thu every month, 3-6pm • Youth Movie: Every Thu, 6:30-8:30pm • Prime Timers Games Night: Games night for men age 55+; 2nd and last Fri every month; 7-10pm

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WOMONSPACE • 780.482.1794 • • A Non-profit lesbian social organization for Edmonton and surrounding area. Monthly activities, newsletter, reduced rates included with membership. Confidentiality assured

Woodys Video Bar • 11723 Jasper Ave • 780.488.6557 • Mon: Amateur Strip Contest; prizes with Shawana • Tue: Kitchen 3-11pm • Wed: Karaoke with Tizzy 7pm-1am; Kitchen 3-11pm • Thu: Free pool all night; kitchen 3-11pm • Fri: Mocho Nacho Fri: 3pm (door), kitchen open 3-11pm

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Hudson's Bay Atrium, 10230 Jasper Ave • Alternative Trends art show in support of Alberta Arts Days • Oct 1, 4-8pm • Free

ARTS DAYS AT THE JUBE • Jubilee Auditorium • Alberta Arts Days multi-media extravaganza presented by the Jubilee Auditorium and The Works; an art-packed night of live music, food, beverages and art • Free • Sat, Oct 1, 7-11pm Corn Maze • Garden Valley Rd, west

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Bicycle Commuters' Society, 10047-80 Ave, alley entrance • • Art auction and dance party; licensed all ages event • Oct 1, 7pm • $5

Engineering Expo 2011 • Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC), U of A, 116 St-92 Ave • Find out what it takes to become an engineer. Activities for kids (6-12yrs) • Sep 24, 10am-3pm • Free The Grape Escape • BMW Showroom, 7450 Roper Rd • 780.429.2020 • Ignite Your Senses at this year’s annual wine tasting and auction with special guest artists, The Consonance • Sep 29, 7pm • $60; fundraiser for Edmonton Meals on Wheels Inaugural INSIDE RIDE • Southgate Centre Court, 5015-111 St • Indoor cycling celebration/fundraising event presented by the Kids with Cancer Society and Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation • Sep 24, 9am (door), 1am (cycling begins) Shabam–Beer, Art and Music Festival • Mayfield Trade Centre,

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Stollery Benefit Drive • Greenwoods Bookshoppe, 7925-104 St • 780.439.2005 • Benefit aim to distribute books to the Stollery Children’s Hospital this Christmas. Wrush: Tabetha’s Last Task, by Tyler Enfield, launch in conjunction with the drive • Sep 25, 1-3pm Western Canada Fashion Week

• TransAlta Arts Barns, 10330-84 Ave • Sep 2229 • MC College Student Showcase: Sep 22 • Whyte Avenue Showcase: Sep 23 • 124 Street Showcase/Celebrity Showcase: Sep 24 • Salon Showcase/WEM Showcase: Sep 25 • Fantasy Competitions/Firefly Theatre: Sep 26 • Playa Bonita–Columbia South America, Swimwear: Sep 27 • Suka Designs: Sep 28 • Sofiss by Joanna Wala: Sep 29 • 7pm (door); 8pm (shows all nights) • $20 (door)/$18 (adv at, box office 780.409.1910 MonFri 9-5pm, TIX on the Square) • PHABRIK Art & Design, 10055-80 Ave: Saturday and Sunday Sample Sale: Sep 24-25, 12-6pm

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Incest and earlobes

Dan takes feedback on certain comments made in last week's column I am a 22-year-old college grad who column. You wrote, DAD, because you has been living at home for the last don't know what to do about your dad. year. My parents are divorced, so I've Unless your father has given you reagone back and forth from one son to suspect that he actually E G place to the other. The other wants to fuck you—unless A SAV day, I was using my father's finding your dad's porn computer, and the history helped you to identify a m o ekly.c vuewe came up on the search en- savagelove@ pattern of inappropriate Dan gine. It turns out that while behaviours on your father's avage part with but one possible inS I am in the house, my father views pornography that involves terpretation (he actually wants to incest fantasies. I felt quite disturbed fuck you)—let's give your father the by what I saw—it made me physically benefit of the doubt, shall we? Let's sick—and I'm wondering if I should assume that one of the many letters continue to have a relationship with I've received from incest fetishists was my father. written by your dad. In a week, I start a new job in another I'm operating under an assumption: country—so I can get away from him again, that your father has never done for a while and think about my opanything that made you feel unsafe. If tions. What should I do? Should I tell your discovery had led you to connect him that I know about it and I'm not ina bunch of deeply creepy dots, DAD, terested in having a relationship with that's surely something you would've him anymore? Do I tell my friends or mentioned in your letter. Which is family? Should I trust what my gut is why I'm not just urging you to give telling me and pack up, jump in a cab your father the benefit of the doubt, and never talk to him again? however revolting his taste in porn DISTURBED AND DISTRESSED might be, but also to take what you found out about him and stuff it down There are people who are turned on the memory hole. by incest scenarios—hypothetical Don't say anything to your father, dads seducing hypothetical daughDAD, or to anyone else. You no longer ters, fictional moms seducing fictional have to live with your father—or use sons—who are nevertheless revolted his computer—and I see no need to by the idea of actual incest, ie, non-hyterminate your relationship with him, pothetical fuck sessions with their own or to go nuclear on his reputation, nonfictional family members. Many of over a deeply creepy kink that your these incest fetishists have sent me father neither asked for nor has ever letters over the years, DAD, wondering attempted to act on. what's wrong with them. Or wondering what's right with what's wrong with 1. Thirty-year-old gay man here. I was them, I should say, as they're turned on briefly dating someone until he was a by incest fantasies but not, as they're huge asshole to me. I have since not invariably relieved to add, by incest rehad any contact with him. However, I alities. So what gives? have been Facebook stalking him and It's the thrill of violating a taboo, not obsessing over pictures of the guys a child; it's the power dynamics that I assume he's dating now. Why am I have been eroticized, not the parenhaving such a hard time getting over tal dynamics—but that's for another him? Our relationship was so brief!


He's a major asshole! 2. It may help you to know that I lost my virginity by being raped when I was 19. I started dating only last year, because I thought sex was scary and never wanted to feel like that again and/ or make anyone else feel like that. (The guy who raped me went on to become a born-again Christian!) This guy is only the second person I've ever dated. Do you think that's relevant? 3. I used to have stretched-out earlobes. When I took my plugs out, I did get "earlabia," but only for a few days, and then they closed up and no one really noticed. NORMAL EARLOBES NOW 1. I can't know for sure! But it sounds like you might still have feelings for

You've given me hope for all the otherwise cute boys I see wandering around with stretched-out earlabia. this guy! Just a hunch! 2. I'm sorry that your very first sexual experience was so traumatic, NEN, and indeed it strikes me as relevant. You were violated and powerless during your very first sexual experience and now, 10 years later, your relationship ended in a way that left you feeling violated and powerless. Stalking your ex on Facebook gives you a feeling of power over him, NEN, but that power is bogus, stalking him is making you miserable and it's pushing back the date that you're finally over this guy. Knock it off. 3. You've given me hope for all the otherwise cute boys I see wandering around with stretched-out earlabia. Hipster boys! Keep stretching your earlobes! I'm a hipster girl and stroking the silky texture of a nice stretched-

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out set of earlobes gets me insanely wet. And tongue-fucking a stretched piercing is enough to bring me most of the way to orgasm. If there are chicks with a kink for something, then surely there must be dudes who have a kink for it, too. I stretched my own earlobes 20 years ago for mostly sexual reasons. I like the way it looks, but I did it primarily because I get off on having my ears fondled and licked. I figured that if someone licking the outside of my earlobe felt so good, imagine if someone could lick the inside of my earlobe! Now they can—and it's bliss! I'm not saying you have to change your mind, Dan, because YKIOBINMK—your kink is OK but it's not my kink—but I was disappointed that you

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would come out so strongly against stretched-out earlobes. You're always defending lesser kinks. Could it be that you were unaware of mine? YES, EARS ARE HOT I know enough about sex—and enough about kink—to know that if something exists, someone out there somewhere is perving on it. And if a particular something is made of human flesh and has a hole in the middle of it, someone out there somewhere is sticking fingers, tongues, dicks or gerbils in it, making sex tapes while they do it, and then posting the video on the World Wide Interwebs for all to enjoy. Somehow it didn't occur to me that there were earlabia fetishists out there, so I appreciate—kindasorta—you taking the time to clue me in. While I may

disapprove of silky, stretched-out sets of earlabia, YEAH, I will defend to the death your right to tongue them. You're going to catch hell for your earlobe observation, but I have to add this: I worked with a young man who decided that gauging his earlobes to the max was a sexy thing to do. When the look got old, he took the plugs out. Because of the size of the plugs, the holes in his ears would not close. He had to have them surgically cut and stitched, which made his ears look somewhat deformed. The cost was $800, and it wasn't covered by insurance. JUST SAYING You've filled me with despair for all the otherwise cute boys I see wandering around with stretched-out earlabia. V Find the Savage Lovecast (my weekly podcast) every Tuesday at




Something has finally shifted in this city. After the office towers empty out and the parkades clear for the evening, there is sense of ease on the street. No longer the dingy downtown of yore, Edmonton has what so many have longed for: great late night restaurants, really good cafés, independent shops, and green space. People of all ages walk casually down Jasper Avenue, even after dark. Granted, the city is nowhere near complete. Downtown is far from bustling, but it feels like the tipping point has come this year, and we can now enjoy some perks of urban life too. It was thanks to a lot of persistent grassroots effort on the part of all the people dedicated to making

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Edmonton a better place. Take, for example, the Downtown Vibrancy Task Force, responsible for this sweet little nod to our urban core, as well as the What the Truck?! series of events that celebrate street food downtown. Some long-standing institutions should also be acknowledged, such as the Edmonton Arts Council, the Works and the Downtown Edmonton Community League which have worked tirelessly to benefit the city. V Chelsea Boos is a multidisciplinary visual artist and avid flâneur. Back words is a discussion of her explorations in Edmonton and a photographic diary of the local visual culture.



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