2013-12-05

    
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Bushra Abdullah • Jay Altura • Diltaj Atwal • Melanie Bethune • Liv Ingram • Kate Jacobson • Ian Kinney • Fatima Mahdi • Felix Mayer • Jan Ong • Suneil Sachdeva • Conner Sadler • Shubir Zaman Shaikh • David Song • Rhys Sosnowski • Scott Strasser • Mark Villani • Amanda Wilkie • • • This week’s Golden Spatula goes out to James Stevenson, anime afficionado and Calgary’s court alchemist. When he’s not brewing up soothing balms for frost-bitten ultimate frisbee players or cooking up the love potions sold behind counter at Cowboys Casino, James entertains his creative hemisphere by drawing for the Gauntlet. Why? Who knows? Who cares, as long as he keeps it up? He’s good at what he does and answers to no one. James Stevenson — the artist with no name.

December 05, 2013
  Deranged politicians, get your act togetherPDF files may take a moment to load

Many people find perverse enjoyment in the ridiculousness and melodrama of reality television. These shows represent a welcome break from the daily grind of everyday life — their bizarre nature makes them so enjoyable. But sensational personalities, events and appearances should not represent the public’s focal point in the political sphere. Back up the bus, we have a real issue on our hands.

December 05, 2013
  In a galaxy where story matters PDF files may take a moment to load

Happily, no one was trampled or stabbed during last weekend’s Star Wars auditions in the United Kingdom, possibly because the local crazies had been lured away by Black Friday deals. The popular science fiction franchise will expand with a new trilogy, the first of which will hit theaters in 2015. George Lucas will be involved but has sold the films’ rights to Disney. Fans will watch these new Star Wars films with bated breath, particularly after the lukewarm response to the prequels.

December 05, 2013
  Hajj: A pilgrim's journeyPDF files may take a moment to load

Every year, millions of Muslims from all over the world gather in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, for the world’s largest gathering of people. They come in a show of humility and unity to perform the fifth pillar of Islam, a pilgrimage called Hajj.

December 05, 2013
  Spun: MagnoliaPDF files may take a moment to load

The band Magnolia — made up of Leanne Hoffman and Scott MacLean — made their musical debut on Nov. 5 with the release of their powerful and complex eponymous EP. The duo combines folk, jazz and blues music to a potent effect, creating an album that can be curiously erratic, but is nonetheless enjoyable to listen to.

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December 05, 2013
  Spun: Tim MoxamPDF files may take a moment to load

Toronto-based singer songwriter Tim Moxam is launching his solo career with the EP Blue Son. The title, Blue Son, reflects his personal style of music, which is smooth, somber and haunting, but hopeful. Each song on the EP avoids the folk-rock style of his previous band Great Bloomers in favour of a folk-Americana blend of sounds, relying heavily on acoustic guitar and even some upright bass to give a rich, deep sound.

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December 05, 2013
  Singing about Christmas and family PDF files may take a moment to load

Susan Aglukark is a three-time Juno award-winning singer who sings songs in English and Inuktitut. Aglukark released her ninth album and second holiday album on Nov. 5. When searching for rehearsal space for her and her band before a concert in Saskatoon earlier this month, Aglukark came across Gallery House Concerts in Calgary. The Gauntlet stopped by during her rehearsal to talk with her.

December 05, 2013
  Colour us burgundy, the legend livesPDF files may take a moment to load

Some feared the fabled news anchor Ron Burgundy and the legendary Channel 4 news team had descended into obscurity. Though in a display of remarkable resilience, the news team from the cult classic will once again grace the silver screen.

After thousands of minutes of anticipation, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is set to hit theatres in Canada on Dec. 18. Making the move from local news in San Diego, the news team is moving to the Big Apple to establish a 24-hour news channel.

December 05, 2013
  Going the distance: the art of the marathonPDF files may take a moment to load

Why do people run marathons? Running is not just a means of exercise. We run to get away from our thoughts, problems and emotions. Some run for the achievement, while others simply have a passion for it.

Legend says the marathon was born in 490 BC when the legendary soldier Pheidippides of Greece brought home great news of victory over the Persians. He ran 24 miles from the battlefield of Marathon to Athens to share the news. “Niki! Niki!” he yelled — meaning victory — collapsing and dying shortly after.

December 05, 2013
  Head-to-head: Canada’s Olympic hockey rosterPDF files may take a moment to load

When Team Canada general manager Steve Yzerman sits down to finalize his team’s roster for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, he will be faced with an embarrassment of riches. While players like Sidney Crosby and Shea Weber lead a list of shoo-ins, there are some interesting decisions that must be made to fill out the roster. The Gauntlet asked two of our writers to fill out their complete Olympic roster selections and then grilled them regarding some discrepancies between the two lists.

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