Well, that was a jam-packed week. So much to do, see and read, so let’s get to it:
The Edmonton Pride Festival kicked off this weekend. I borrowed this photo from the Edmonton Arts Council’s Tumblr, and there’s plenty more on the Edmonton Pride Festival’s Twitter. Find more Pride events here.
Speaking of which:
- On I Heart Edmonton, Murray Billett recalls Delwin Vriend’s groundbreaking Supreme Court case.
- And Maegan Lukian celebrates with a rainbow-inspired dish.
In other event-related bloggery:
- Mikhaila Skehor outlines the lessons learned from the first What the Truck?! festival of the season.
- Linda Hoang recaps her second annual Edmonton International Cat Festival.
- Glenn Kubish riffs on the meaning of that big crowd at the opening game of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
- The presenters have been announced for the next Pecha Kucha Night, to be held June 11.
Inspired by the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission:
- Zoe Todd issues a “lovingly angry” manifesto for the Edmonton arts scene, a challenge to do better regarding Indigenous art and people.
- Anna Marie Sewell marks the occasion with a poem: Washing the World: TRC Offering.
- Lindsey McNeill continues to share fascinating insights on the present and future of film, drawn from her experience in Cannes.
- TJ Jans talks to UAlberta design grad Chris Brodt about how he was lured into the program after delivering a catering order to the FAB Gallery.
- I’ve been noticing some tent caterpillars lately, which made this 1941 story on Vintage Edmonton stand out.
- Mack Male wishes the money spent on Elections Alberta ads had been used to make the data more accessible instead.
- Matt Henderson warns the Oilers not to succumb to the magical thinking embodied in the idea of “the window to win.”
- Erika Barootes reflects on where Blitz Conditioning is headed now that she is part owner.
- Brandon Schatz examines why and how he wants to be in the comics business.
- And, in case you missed it, some news about me.