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February 09, 2012
  The collegiate battle of AlbertaPDF files may take a moment to load

The most storied rivalry in Alberta is Edmonton versus Calgary. It's the Stampeders, Flames and Roughnecks against the Eskimos, Oilers and Rush.

Rivalries are most commonly geographical by nature but can be fuelled by a botched call, a bad trade or a dose of trash talking. Competitive sports of all types have healthy rivalries that make the games more exciting -- professional sports leagues are not the only place that host gritty rivalries.

February 09, 2012
  Missing gender difference's relevancePDF files may take a moment to load

There is a brand of rhetoric within feminism that I find incredibly troubling. It is one that embraces dichotomy, reinforces old myths about gender identity and runs counter to common goals of feminist movements. An example of this sort of rhetoric is Eve Ensler's 'girl cell' monologue presented at tedtalks, India in November 2009. Ensler describes the 'girl cell,' which amounts to an embodiment of feminine stereotypes.

February 09, 2012
  Editorial: Sixty years too manyPDF files may take a moment to load

Sixty years is a long time for any relationship. This week Queen Elizabeth ii marks her 60th year on the throne, and Canadians are once again given the opportunity to consider the point of keeping Her Majesty around. Happy occasions aside, we the Canadian people are growing tired of the monarchy, and we're even more disturbed about its future. The time has come to sit Elizabeth down and end it once and for all. In this case, it's her, not us.

February 09, 2012
  HAPPY TRENDY and Kumon Plaza are synth-born kinPDF files may take a moment to load

Although age has brought Dylan Khotin-Foote, the indie artist formerly known as HAPPY TRENDY, to a trendier, albeit questionably happier stage in his musical career, his pre-2010 project Kumon Plaza has not been left behind. Instead, Khotin-Foote works malleability into his booking process -- if the show offers more dance-pop acts, he'll perform a Kumon Plaza set to match the mood.

February 09, 2012
  A Baltimore boy's best-kept secrets: All Time Low hit the roadPDF files may take a moment to load

You actually know All Time Low-- you just don't know it yet. You've probably seen some incarnation of them back in high school, in the form of teenage hopefuls rocking out in their garage and badgering you to check out their new gig. This Baltimore-based four-piece is fashioned from the same pop-punk cloth.

February 09, 2012
  Concert review: LMFAO's not sorry for party rockingPDF files may take a moment to load

On Feb. 7, the ridiculously dressed and afro-ed one-half of LMFAO took Calgary for a shuffle. Minus co-conspirator SkyBlu, who dropped the Canadian leg of the tour due to back issues, RedFoo, fresh off a Super Bowl performance and obviously suffering vocally from a hangover still managed to keep the energy high and the crowd on its feet.

February 09, 2012
  Inlayers: contemporary dance for dummiesPDF files may take a moment to load

A performance that's labelled an "interactive online reality dance show" may sound like a combination Jersey Shore/Dancing with the Stars-themed video game or something equally nauseating, but Inlayers is, thankfully, not.

Taryn Javier and Jenn Doan are two Canadian artists who thrive off dancing, collaborating and exploring, and their project and performance Inlayers touches on all three through a collision of social media and contemporary dance.

February 09, 2012
  Spun: Steve GatesPDF files may take a moment to load

Steve Gates is a singer-songwriter from Halifax, Nova Scotia and A Bee in Her Mouth is his debut full-length album. It was recorded in a makeshift studio in an apartment with the help of his friends in the East Coast arts community. With roots like that, it’s hard not to develop warm feelings for this album.

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February 09, 2012
  Spun: Kate BushPDF files may take a moment to load

Released a scant six months after Kate Bush’s previous album, 50 Words For Snow is reminiscent of 2005’s Aerial, with a significant exception: it captures not the airy lightness of summer, but rather the melancholy of the cold winter months. With her teenage son “Bertie” as the only other artist appearing on the album, her trademark husky, earthy and surreal voice floats through and captures it.

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February 09, 2012
  Wedded bliss? More like wedded hit-or-missPDF files may take a moment to load

We all know that girl -- you know, the one who's still with her boyfriend from Grade Eight and finds herself contemplating more white dresses than Fibonacci squares during midterms -- and the one that you may have tried to talk out of leaving school in pursuit of the nuclear family.

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