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March 16, 2006
  Theatre Review: Passing on Mamet's torchPDF files may take a moment to load

The opportunity to take in a play by well-respected playwright David Mamet doesn't present itself often in Calgary. Luckily for eager thespians, Sage Theatre is extending such an opportunity by ending their 2005-2006 season with the Pulitzer Prize winner's A Life in the Theatre.

"Mamet uses the theatre as a metaphor for life," asserts Joel Smith who plays John in the play. "It is an ode to the changing of the guard."

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March 16, 2006
  Ralph Klein: premier, or your little sister?PDF files may take a moment to load

A little over a month ago, Premier Ralph Klein was voted the funniest Albertan ever. None of the quips he was cited for are side-splitters, but they're still a lot more humourous than much of his recent behaviour. Klein has increasingly come to resemble a buffoon of late, childishly challenging anyone who questions his authourity in a way no other Canadian politician could get away with. Maybe it's still funny, but more in that ironic, 'doesn't-really-know-it' sort of way.

March 16, 2006
  Hold the chemicals, double the organicPDF files may take a moment to load

For me, the only tolerable part of the morning is a strong organic coffee and a chemical-free breakfast to match it. Sadly, I attend the U of C, which means most of that desire goes unfulfilled if I try to achieve it on campus. Organic food is grown using farming practices that do not use chemical pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers, animal hormones or genetically modified organisms.

March 16, 2006
  U of C stabs SU in backPDF files may take a moment to load

Student leaders across the province are pissed off over what they claim is a slight by the province's four big universities.

March 16, 2006
  Dallaire says Canada should leadPDF files may take a moment to load

A massive line snaked through MacEwan Student Centre, winding around deserted tables as the eager audience waited nearly an hour for retired lieutenant general Romeo Dallaire to take the stage.

Dallaire was greeted by a welcome fit for a rock star, as the sold-out crowd of approximately 1,000 rose to their feet to give him a standing ovation on Fri., Mar. 10.

March 16, 2006
  Arts faculty to get face-liftPDF files may take a moment to load

Performing arts programs at the University of Calgary are set to receive a cash injection from the Students' Union quality money.

March 16, 2006
  Why is no one talking about Afghanistan?PDF files may take a moment to load

When the Bush administration needs to discredit opponents and dissenters, the tactics they employ are simple and effective: reduce the dialogue to absolutes, set the alternate viewpoint up as a strawman on the extreme opposite end of the issue, and attack it accordingly. Witness such brilliant assertions of reasoning as "If you're not with us, you're against us," and that old-time favourite "If you don't support the troops, then the terrorists have already won."

March 16, 2006
  Dance Preview: Dancing on the MainstagePDF files may take a moment to load

Since the advent of the internet, the entertainment industry's fight for your time and money has never been more of an uphill battle. While films, music and television shows can be enjoyed from the comfort of your living room, you must go outside to fully enjoy the performing arts of theatre and dance. This added element means the performing arts community faces an even stiffer challenge, one they're more than prepared to tackle.

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March 16, 2006
  Music Interview: In-Flight SafetyPDF files may take a moment to load

Fear of flying is a common phobia to acquire in a society depending on airplanes for mass transportation. While Halifax rock band In-Flight Safety may not assuage any fears of verticality, their atmospheric and melody-driven sound could take one on a journey without the anxiety of air travel. Bear in mind, however, actually traveling in the company of In-Flight Safety yields the possibility of getting lost on Canadian highways.

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March 16, 2006
  SU view: Support affordable post secondary educationPDF files may take a moment to load

"By the time post-secondary students head back in September 2006, Alberta will define a new tuition policy for the 21st century. It will be the most innovative, entrepreneurial, and affordable tuition policy in the country... We will do whatever it takes to make sure money isn't a barrier to attending Alberta's post-secondary institutions."

- Premier Ralph Klein, February 8, 2005

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