2013-10-10

    
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Diltaj Atwal • Bridgette Badowich • Anuj Baxi • Melanie Bethare Eleazar Chin • Grace Elekwa • Mark Fiselier • Reem Ghaleb • Dylann Golbeck • Nivedita Iyer • Miranda Krogstad • Ali Leighton • Jessica Luck • Emily Macphail • Jack Middleton • Caitlyn Modlener • Lexi Narowski • Matt Parkinson • Adam Proayk • Aziz Raj • Rachelle Reed • Suneil Sachdera • Abdellah Salam • Chanin Seeger • Allison Seto • Justin Seward • Tina Shaygan • Kalista Sherbaniuk • Colin Snyder • Rhys Sosnowski • James Stevenson • Adam Strashok • Josh Teitz • Remi Watts • Justine Wright • • • This week’s Golden Spatula was fired out of a cannon towards the home of Kalista Sherbaniuk, whose fingers are so silver they might as well be tongues. Kalista served for 12 months in the Yukon as a supplies quartermaster to the Second Cohort of the Canadian Electrohouse DJ Funk Force, until she got tired of replacing equipment because nobody listened to her advice on wearing toques overtop their headphones. Everything froze and she skipped town via a dogsled. She claims that’s the most interesting thing that has happened to her, but her informed and wise opinions tell us otherwise.

October 10, 2013
  For those of us who can’t readPDF files may take a moment to load

A country as developed as Canada should not experience a low literacy rate of nearly 50 per cent. Although complete illiteracy has been almost eliminated in the developed world, Canada has not eliminated low literacy — defined as having reading and writing skills below a grade 5 level.

October 10, 2013
  Pulling drivers onto the right trackPDF files may take a moment to load

Nissan has recently announced its intention to introduce self-driving cars to the market by 2020. The Japanese automaker claims that its self-driving vehicles will accelerate, stop, steer and park autonomously. Though this technology is still under development, Nissan has confirmed that self-driving vehicles will rely heavily upon sensors to navigate.

October 09, 2013
  Celebrating books and writersPDF files may take a moment to load

It’s that time of year again when the leaves begin to fall from the trees and aspiring writers and excited bibliophiles prepare to flock to bookstores and theatres throughout the city for WordFest, to see their favourite authors and poets read from their latest work and talk about their craft and careers.

October 09, 2013
  Son of Israeli general promotes Palestinian causePDF files may take a moment to load

Miko Peled’s Beyond Zionism tour made a stop at the University of Calgary on Oct. 8, promoting a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

As the son of an Israeli general, the Palestinian cause was not always his own. His book, The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine, outlines how injustices he witnessed while living in the region changed his perspective.

October 09, 2013
  Mayoral candidates duke it out in MacHallPDF files may take a moment to load

On Monday, Oct. 7, mayoral candidates gathered in the MacHall ballroom to pitch their platforms for running the City of Calgary. During the forum, candidates were asked questions that citizens submitted online.

Incumbent mayor Naheed Nenshi spoke on a number of issues, including Calgary’s recent tax increases, public transit and the city’s grim rental market.

He said that city council has made an effort to keep rental rates low but has had trouble getting positive results.

October 09, 2013
  Calgary’s urban sprawlPDF files may take a moment to load

Perhaps you are a fan of the suburbs. You appreciate living close to nature with a large private backyard for your kids to play in and a huge patio for barbecues. And perhaps you realize that not many nations outside of Canada and the United States can offer so much living space for such an affordable cost.

October 09, 2013
  Spun: Andria SimonePDF files may take a moment to load

Toronto soul singer Andria Simone’s new album Good Lovin’ screams of old-school influence from the ’50s and ’60s — from the vintage-record look of the CD to the horn section piping in with little shots here and there — but refreshes the sound with modern pop and R&B beats and rhythms, producing an incredibly fun and catchy album to listen to.

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October 09, 2013
  Spun: The AlbertansPDF files may take a moment to load

The Albertans, hailing from Alberta, Saskatchewan and the United States, have put forth a sonically curious album with their recently released Dangerous Anything.

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October 09, 2013
  Film review: Romeo & JulietPDF files may take a moment to load

When a particular piece of literature has been adapted for the umpteenth time, you have to wonder why. What does this new version do differently from the others? How does it justify its existence? And, specific to film, why should I go see it in theatres?

October 09, 2013
  Book Review: Lucie Wilk’s The Strength of BonePDF files may take a moment to load

The Strength of Bone is about what happens when people bend until they break and then bend even further because they have to — because nobody else will do what they do. Lucie Wilk’s debut novel, published Sept.

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