A funny thing happens when you pay attention to Edmonton’s blogosphere: You keep finding more and more interesting things to read. Occupational hazard. Anyway, here are some familiar sources and new discoveries:
Vintage Edmonton combs through the archives for a compendium of political bits and bobs, including this on the previous Trudeau.
Also on the political front:
- Dave Cournoyer looks at the four upcoming Alberta byelections. (Dave also has the most comprehensive lists of who is running where provincially and federally.)
- David Climenhaga wonders why no one seeking the NDP leadership is talking about working with the other progressive parties.
A few posts on creation:
- Thomas Wharton explains why he now insists that his students write at least one story set in Edmonton.
- On I Heart Edmonton, Emil Tiedemann reviews two Edmonton-set books: Santa Rosa and North East by Wendy McGrath.
- On Curious Arts, Angelique Rodrigues previews Authorpalooza, a literary salon featuring local artists organized by writer-in-residence Minister Faust.
- On The Wanderer, Erin Lightning describes the exhilaration of making a film in 24 hours.
- The Local Good has a couple of creativity-related pieces, one by Stephanie Medford on Chelsea Boos and the Drawing Room, and another by Catherine Szabo on the Alberta Yarn Project.
That leads me to community and gathering places:
- Zoe Todd remembers the sound of her Edmonton on Spacing Edmonton.
- Beverley Jackman finds her place as a mentor for Ladies Learning Code.
- On The Noteworthy, Gillian Thomson interviews Jarrett Campbell, president of the Oliver Community League.
And a few analytical posts:
- Michael Ross calculates how much McDonald’s you have to buy to do well at Monopoly.
- On Transforming Edmonton, Gillian Rutherford analyzes when pedestrians tend to get hit.
- Jeff Archibald analyzes why you may be losing proposals, and what you can do about it.
Find more good reads in the blogs feed on ShareEdmonton. If a blog you like or write isn’t there, it’s probably because Mack Male hasn’t had a chance to add it yet. Patience. You can bug me about it @karenunland.
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