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June 18, 2009
  Sled Island films show music in the mixPDF files may take a moment to load

Ever willing to expand its content for festival-goers, Sled Island has moved beyond its comfort zone again with an impressive film component curated by Jeanette Burman.

Burman, who previously organized the Show Us Your Shorts Film Festival, explains that there are a variety of flicks offered to both hungry film fans and those interested in aural delights.

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June 18, 2009
  Looking for spirituality in political actionPDF files may take a moment to load

Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action explores whether one person can make a difference in an age of global economic collapse, war, terrorism and mega-corporations. The movie takes filmaker Velcrow Ripper across the globe in an attempt to understand the relationship between activism and spirituality. What results is a beautiful and powerfully compelling film which sadly does not quite reach its full potential.

June 18, 2009
  "Away We Go" a delightful rompPDF files may take a moment to load

Just over a decade ago, acclaimed British stage director Sam Mendes made the jump to film with American Beauty. The movie won five Academy Awards and instantly catapulted Mendes to the A-list. Since then, he's used the medium to explore fatherhood with Road to Perdition, wartime boredom with Jarhead and the family unit with 2008's Revolutionary Road. It's fitting that Mendes' first comedy, Away We Go, embraces and abandons many aspects of his previous-work.

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June 18, 2009
  Sidebar: Five things to do while on the islandPDF files may take a moment to load

1. Go to Tubby Dog. Look, if you're running around Calgary, you'll need some high fat food to get you through the day. Who knows if you can actually get the ubiquitous Tubby Dog when there's a show going on, but at least the place is licensed -- which you'll need if you're rocking out to Israeli brain-blasters Monotonix Friday, June 26.

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June 18, 2009
  Leisurely raft down the 'ol BowPDF files may take a moment to load

One of Calgary's best summer past times is a slow, leisurely rafting trip down the Elbow or Bow River. Hot Panda's guitarist/vocalist Chris Connelly is well aware of this relaxing activity and, if the weather is right, he says the Edmonton band hopes to find themselves lounging about on an inflatable dinghy before their Thursday, June 25 show at the Plaza.

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June 18, 2009
  Party, party, party hard with Andrew W.K.PDF files may take a moment to load

Andrew W.K. knew he finally hit the big time when he met face-to-face with one of Canada's most notorious celebrity interviewers -- Narduwuar the Human Serviette. Even before the famously nerdy journalist approached him for the interview, W.K. had admired him for years.

"I saw his videos in 1997 or '98 on a VHS copy that a friend of mine lent to me," says W.K. "I was just completely blown away; I had never seen anything like this. I had never seen anybody with this flavour -- it was just this entirely new flavour."

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June 18, 2009
  Slipping and sliding to Sled IslandPDF files may take a moment to load

Calgarians, buckle up for late nights, daily Tubby Dogs and a whole bunch of hearing loss. Sled Island is back this year and its rollicking line-up will make way for a procession of bleary-eyed hangovers -- such is the magic of the music festival.

Organizing a festival is a hair-pulling, ultra-stressful affair. To help blow off the steam after a hard day's night of trying to get Sled Island up and running, festival operations manager Sean Petsche and festival director Zak Pashak picked up Magic: the Gathering.

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June 18, 2009
  The problems of pragmatic progress in SudanPDF files may take a moment to load

It's not a good sign when reports indicate that a country like Sudan is getting worse. It's hard to even think how things could get worse in a locale consistently in the running for the title of "worst place on Earth." After the atrocities of the '90s, things seemed to be picking up. A ceasefire was agreed upon between Khartoum, the predominately Muslim capital in the north, and Juba, the largest city in the south, made up of a variety of indigenous ethnic groups.

June 18, 2009
  The elusive "now hiring" oasisPDF files may take a moment to load

It's hard out there for students trying to find work. It's well known, too -- the media has almost gleefully reported on the frustration of youths trying to find employment in these troubling times.

June 18, 2009
  Student lobbyists glean prioritiesPDF files may take a moment to load

Canada’s second-largest student advocacy organization will prioritize access and child-care issues in the next year, following the decision reached at a week-long policy and strategy session at the University of Calgary.

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