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The Kids of Widney High

By Laura Glick

"When you listen to the radio, it’s the same thing. When you listen to our music, it’s something different." Singer Shantel Brown has hit the nail on the head. One of the members of the Kids of Widney High, Brown and fellow Los Angeles classmates are the purveyors of infectious pop music. The group of… Continue reading The Kids of Widney High

No Use For A Name: Sunnydale’s finest export

By Laura Glick

Frenzied punches of thudding drums fly towards your tympanic membrane as the incessant kick of guitars jiggle your eyeballs. Sigh. No Use For A Name. Listening to them makes you feel good–worn out from the intensity of the experience, but good. Born 13 years ago in drummer Rory Koff’s basement, No Use has risen steadily… Continue reading No Use For A Name: Sunnydale’s finest export

The gift of life:

By Laura Glick

Enema. Catheter. Angiogram. Epidural. I did not plan on these words being part of my vocabulary at age 21. These procedures were ones that my grandma and her friends talked about, not ones healthy university students discuss. I also didn’t plan on saving a life at age 21. It began in autumn 1999, when it… Continue reading The gift of life:

The Gorilla Man

By Laura Glick

Watching elephants sling mud, gorillas munching vegetation, and chimps eating ants–is there a better way to spend a Monday evening? On Feb. 7, Science Theatres 140 was transformed into a window on Africa. From luscious forests to arid plateaus, Brian Keating, head of Conservation Outreach at the Calgary Zoo, led a tour through the highlights… Continue reading The Gorilla Man

Judge by character, not by hip size

By Laura Glick

I figured after 12 years of trying to overcome the cycle of dissecting my curves, punishing myself for eating, and subscribing to an unattainable physical ideal, immense progress would be made.Unfortunately, the progress has been confined to tiny steps and regression into old mental and physical habits. People are still judged by their physical appearance… Continue reading Judge by character, not by hip size

Winter Solace 1 is awe-inspiring

By Laura Glick

Mychael Maier never ceases to take my breath away. In Winter Solace 1, a group of local artists, including Maier, captivate audiences at first sight. With sculptures and numerous canvas paintings, Winter Solace 1 provides a much-needed retreat for weary heads. With sensual strokes and meticulous lines, Maier’s two pieces, "Torso" and "Emergence", exude passion… Continue reading Winter Solace 1 is awe-inspiring

Snapcase

By Laura Glick

Bursting from the confines of Buffalo, New York, Snapcase pummells listeners with their left hooks of aggressive hardcore and rock. Chanting anthems for a new breed of posi-core fans, the quintet continuously barrages listeners with non-preachy lyrics, tight dischord-laden guitars and gruff vocals. "Snapcase is the kind of band that has a lot of other… Continue reading Snapcase

Enchanting Christmas

By Laura Glick

Sometimes following tradition is the best way to go. For more than a dozen years Theatre Calgary has staged the classic Charles Dickens tale, A Christmas Carol. This year’s rendition is nothing short of enchanting. With Stephen Hair as the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol is brought to life. From conveying the initial wretchedness… Continue reading Enchanting Christmas

Nine more miles to go

By Laura Glick

Finding a vacant niche in Calgary’s music scene is not an easy task. For two years, Nine Miles to Morgan have carved themselves a place on the emo/pop/rock shelf. "We don’t really consider ourselves an emo band" says guitarist/vocalist Scott Bennie. "I guess because our lyrics are a bit emotional. We’re a bit poppier. It… Continue reading Nine more miles to go