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The challenges of controlling urban sprawl

By Salimah Kassamali

This article is the second half of an article written as part of the Gauntlet’s summer longform project. You can find the first half (a href=”http://www.thegauntlet.ca/story/calgary%E2%80%99s-urban-sprawl”>here. Stay tuned for design suggestions from U of C planning students. Three years ago, on October 18, 2010, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi swept up 40 per cent of the… Continue reading The challenges of controlling urban sprawl

Spun: Luke Doucet and The White Falcon

By Kenzie MacLeod

In the past, Luke Doucet made a name for himself as a dark and talented singer songwriter. On Steel City Trawler Doucet breaks from this reputation, trading melancholy folk music for up beat talk-singing and heavy guitar riffs. The album immediately shows a great deal of dynamic range. It starts out with a pair of… Continue reading Spun: Luke Doucet and The White Falcon

Upcoming movies a sea of dull

By Hoang-Mai Hong

Alas, it’s January, so gird yourselves for the new semester, as well as a month that will offer little in the way of good escapism, new movie-wise. It sounds rather bleak, but take comfort in the fact that there are still plenty of award-nominated and critically-acclaimed films still in theatres. If you still haven’t taken… Continue reading Upcoming movies a sea of dull

SPUN: Lenny Kravitz

By Kenzie MacLeod

Twenty years after his debut Let Love Rule, Lenny Kravitz gives us It is Time for a Love Revolution. He’s still on message, baby. Love is your king–bow to the throne! Kravitz is Hendrix filtered through a Prince-Mayfield distillery. The only time he severely missteps is when he dabbles with any genre approaching modernity. He’s… Continue reading SPUN: Lenny Kravitz

SPUN: Luke Doucet and the White Falcon

By Kenzie MacLeod

Juno-nominated Luke Doucet keeps things a little too cutesy on Blood’s Too Rich. Luke has a knack–or possibly a fetish–for pop, but he hasn’t quite mastered brevity. The winners overstay their welcome and quickly become cloying; there simply isn’t an idea on this record that warrants a five-minute song length, let alone seven. Contrast the… Continue reading SPUN: Luke Doucet and the White Falcon

Community children cheerily came to campus

By Medha Subrami

The 5th annual Campus Fair attracted between 8-10 thousand Calgarian children and family members for an afternoon of fun and learning on the University of Calgary campus Sat., Jun. 9. Organizers of the university’s large-scale open house invited the Calgary community to campus and featured 70 interactive exhibits, a free barbeque for the first 5,000… Continue reading Community children cheerily came to campus

Music Interview: Thurston revives gospel

By Jon Roe

The Secret Cult of the Thurston Revival isn’t some new, juice sipping, cloud worshipping religion. Instead, it’s the former extended name of a Vancouver based band, who recently slimmed down their moniker to just The Thurston Revival. “The full name got ditched pretty fast,” says O’Connell, lead singer and multi-instrumentalist in the band. “I was… Continue reading Music Interview: Thurston revives gospel

CJSW’s new broadcast tower

By Kevin Rothbauer

The CBC tower on Broadcast Hill will be broadcasting a new signal next month. Our own venerable campus and community radio station, CJSW, is hijacking the CBC tower for their own sake.The new setup is expected to become operational sometime next month. Already, the station has ordered its new transmitter; studio translator link equipment for… Continue reading CJSW’s new broadcast tower


By Ruth Davenport

There are certain words that get a new lease on life when the Olympic Games roll around. Words like "sacrifice," "passion," "commitment" and "vision" are normally meaningless, dusty and tired words, used in earnestness but with little real conviction.Things change when one is faced with someone like Paula McKenzie. Her sheer ebullience provides a new… Continue reading FAREWELL AND GOOD LUCK

Classic Wilde in modern times

By Nicole Kobie

Can you imagine audiences watching Dude, Where’s my Car or American Pie a century from now? Somehow, such comedies lack the timelessness of a classic–that, and they’re funny to select audiences. Those stories just don’t have the shelf-life of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Funny a hundred years ago, it’s still making people… Continue reading Classic Wilde in modern times