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October 27, 2011
  Cannabis addiction research at U of CPDF files may take a moment to load

Have you had a problem with marijuana use in the past? A PhD candidate in the University of Calgary psychology department is conducting research into recovery from marijuana dependence.

"We're looking at an investigation into the recovery process from cannabis use disorders," said lead researcher Jonathan Stea. "We're trying to recruit individuals who live in or near Calgary who have once had a marijuana problem in the past, but haven't had a problem for at least a year."

October 27, 2011
  Trick or Eat for people's needsPDF files may take a moment to load

On Oct. 31, 500 costumed students -- more than double from last year -- are expected to fill the MacHall Ballroom to register for this year's annual Trick or Eat event.

Students will head to the communities of Scenic Acres, Varsity, Silver Springs, Edgemont and Charleswood to knock on doors, only they won't be asking for candy.

Trick or Eat volunteers will be collecting non-perishable food items which will be donated to both the Students' Union Campus Food Bank and the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank.

October 27, 2011
  Against the grainPDF files may take a moment to load

Spotting a bag of paprika in the IKEA with the label "Gluten-Free" often garners eye-rolls. It is easy to assume there is no gluten in spices, but the reality is quite different. To prevent clumping during packaging and to extend shelf life, most spices are mixed with wheat flour. It is also common for sausages to contain gluten in their fillers, making it risky for a celiac or those with wheat allergies every time they go out for groceries.

October 27, 2011
  Bleeding Knees ClubPDF files may take a moment to load

Had this album been released a few months earlier, it would have been the soundtrack to my summer. Bleeding Knees Club brings their highly danceable pop-punk to life on their EP, Virginity. This Aussie outfit injects their coastal sound into songs that recall those of noise-rock bands Black Lips, The Hives, and Step-Panther.

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October 27, 2011
  WilcoPDF files may take a moment to load

Wilco’s latest album is a true culmination of everything the band has done. The Whole Love pulls sounds from the experimental folk-rock of 2002’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and the straightforward rock of 2009’s Wilco.

The seven-minute-long epic opener “Art of Almost” starts with a barrage of loops and sounds not unlike the opener on Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. First single “I Might” is a great up-tempo track, covered with fuzz guitars that recall an earlier Wilco sound.

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October 27, 2011
  RadioheadPDF files may take a moment to load

When Radiohead released The King of Limbs earlier this year, it fell short of expectations. Still considered to be a viable addition to the Radiohead canon, the letdown came from the direction in which the band took the album. A remix compilation featuring some of Thom Yorke's favourite producers, TKOL RMX 1234567 seemed to be a fresh and promising way to experience and explore The King of Limbs. Sadly, tkol rmx fails to deliver this experience.

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October 27, 2011
  Jack's Mannequin fixes up, sounds sharpPDF files may take a moment to load

Jack's Mannequin's most recent album took two tries to get right. Lead singer-songwriter and pianist Andrew McMahon says that there are two ways to look at the recording process for People and Things, released earlier this month: "Either I made a record and scrapped it, or I just made really good demos."

October 27, 2011
  Jeff Beck still the master of the StratocasterPDF files may take a moment to load

On Monday evening, legendary guitarist Jeff Beck (left) and his top-notch band delivered a solid two-hour set of mostly instrumental guitar wizardry to an appreciative sold-out crowd at the Jack Singer Concert Hall. Highlights of the show included an exquisite instrumental version of "A Day in the Life," the always crowd-pleasing "Led Boots" and an unexpected encore interpretation of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance." For more photos, of the evening, visit thegauntlet.ca.

October 27, 2011
  The Swamp Dwellers awakens onstagePDF files may take a moment to load

Although it might sound like a cheesy horror flick, The Swamp Dwellers is actually a widely acclaimed play by Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka. The University of Calgary’s drama department’s production of this play, directed by MFA student Edward Ogum, is sure to offer up important, emotional and perhaps controversial conversation topics for audiences to carry with them long after the play finishes.

October 27, 2011
  Concert review: SkrillexPDF files may take a moment to load

Lost in a sweaty and throbbing mob, awash with eerily luminescent lights, you are blasted with bone-rattling bass and ear-piercing screeches, all while dancing to the commands of a shadowy figure with long, dark hair. No, this is not a ghoulish dream -- this is a Wednesday night Skrillex set.

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