I hope you can read this through the smoke. It’s been a hazy week in Edmonton, but that has not stopped the creation of lots of worthy blog posts and podcasts. Here are some that I enjoyed:
- Natasha Chiam examines the sexism inherent in the way dress codes are applied to girls.
- Filmmaker Lindsey McNeill comes down from her adventure in Cannes with solid advice on how and why to network.
- Gord Lacey goes to great lengths to return a lost phone.
- Andrea Beça turns the production values up to 11 for her latest ukulele video.
- Cathy Walsh celebrates her beloved’s birthday at Elk Island National Park.
- Lillian Leung shares her method and recipe for homemade pasta, complete with a calculator to get your eggs and flour right.
- Lisa Catterall tours the city with the giant-baseball-bat-loving Brittney Le Blanc.
- Emil Tiedemann aims to lure more people to Edmonton with an A-to-Z list of its charms.
- Make Something Edmonton interviews MADJAM’s Andrew-David Jahchan about building a game development community.
- Nikki Van Dusen turns a bad customer experience into a good blog post about being true to your brand.
- Tema Frank warns against poor online practices that scare customers away.
- Alyssa Lau tries an experiment with an old-fashioned film camera, and it turns out beautifully.
- James Leask remains unimpressed by the depiction of Red Wolf in Marvel’s 1872.
- Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail reflects on unfinished business with her Ghosts of Camsell project.
- Trent Portigal looks at how property was marketed to francophones in Edmonton in the early 20th century.
- Kristen Finlay sings the praises of two great arts education programs, including ArtsTrek, which my daughter just attended and adored. (More about Kristen later.)
A few interesting calls to action
- Gillian Thomson puts out a call to collaborate on The Noteworthy.
- The Wanderer is accepting applications for next year’s staff. (Read Blue Knox’s farewell to see the benefits of working there.)
- Jenna Marynowski invites all Fringe artists to send their media releases to her so she can preview their shows.
- Speaking of Jenna and Kristen, What It Is features a fun chat with them and fellow theatre bloggers/vloggers Louise Mallory and Savanna Harvey.
- Vintage Edmonton’s Music Podcast #2 turns the spotlight on a record from an Edmonton duo from the late ’70s. (So very ’70s.)
- The aforementioned Tema and her friends Mariana Konsolos and Brenda Collins have a new podcast called Talking About Change.
- And there’s my new Seen and Heard in Edmonton podcast (which was mentioned in Mack Male’s Media Monday). The first full episode features Michelle Peters-Jones of The Tiffin Box.
There’s so much more I could share with you, but that’s a lot as it is, so I’ll throw you to ShareEdmonton if you’re still thirsty.
I collect my picks in a Flipboard magazine, and I tweet @karenunland and @seenandheardyeg.
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