Edmonton blog roundup: June 22, 2015

I am filing this roundup from New York City, which still sounds crazy to me. Wherever I go, though, I’m still thinking about Edmonton, so here are some things I noticed that you might want to notice, too:

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John Richardson recounts the life, death and resurrection of Kristin Ashmore’s Jerome the Gnome. It’s epic. (Photos by Kristin, used with permission)

Let’s begin with music:

On to books and reading:

And miscellaneously: 

And one more thing.

  • Zoe Todd reflects on the reaction to her manifesto for the Edmonton arts scene, and says goodbye. I am sad to see her go. Her manifesto, prompted by the marginalization of indigenous artists, made me think harder than anything I’ve read for a long time. The ensuing debate has been raw and painful and sometimes ill-considered, but ultimately, it forced some of us to think about something that would have been easier to ignore. That’s important work.

You can find many more blog posts on ShareEdmonton. I collect my picks in a Flipboard magazine (when technology co-operates — I can’t get it to take Zoe’s blog).

As mentioned, I’m in New York this week learning how to be an entrepreneurial journalist, so if you want to follow my adventures, find me on Twitter or Instagram.

When I get back, I’ll be a guest on The Unknown Studio’s live show on June 29 at the Citadel. It would be great to see you in real life, so come if you can.


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