Ah, that long weekend was much needed. Lots of visiting, napping, eating and, of course, blog-reading.
Speaking of libraries, a couple of posts on reading:
- Bill Thompson reads with his ears while walking, and that makes spring all the more welcome.
- Laura Frey shares her notes-to-self on the launch of MacEwan’s Book of the Year, The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt.
Also on the arts and culture front:
- Jeff Samsonow looks at what will happen to Canadian TV in light of the CRTC’s recent rulings on Canadian content and cable unbundling.
- Jay Runham talks to director Matt Shakman about shooting his film Cut Bank in Edmonton. (Full audio here.)
- Sandra Sperounes documents the last night of The Artery.
A trio of posts related to our aboriginal city:
- Mayor Don Iveson reflects on a year of reconciliation since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s stop in Edmonton: “We are all Treaty People.”
- Anna Marie Sewell reveals a moment towards reconciliation, even as the struggle continues for indigenous Canadians.
- On Spacing Edmonton, Olivia Fung sits down with architect Douglas Cardinal.
A couple of posts on numbers:
- Dave Cournoyer crunches a decade’s worth of data on political fundraising in Alberta.
- Jeff Archibald breaks down how his design agency spent time over a month, and learns from the results.
And in the miscellaneous category:
- Lori Godin supports a mom’s right to breastfeed in public, but urges those inclined to engage in Internet Mom Wrath to take a step back.
- Natasha Chiam weighs in on the same controversy with a passionate plea for empathy.
- Sunil Agnihotri bids farewell to his friend Pony.
- Stacey K features a superhero-themed wedding that looks like it was a lot of fun.
- Sarah Chan is busy making the most of spring.
- And Chris Falconer eats bugs and cheese (not the kind you get at Boston Pizza).