I came across a lot of thoughtful pieces this week about where this city is going, where’s it’s been, and what we need to think about as we continue on. So let’s start there:
- Mack Male dives deep into the city’s growth monitoring report, and finds it “continues to grow out much more quickly than up or in.”
- Zoe Todd raises “unaddressed and uncomfortable issues around race and colonialism” when we talk about a safe and revitalized downtown.
- Janelle Aker says more has to be done to address LGBTQ youth homelessness, and now there’s an organization dedicated to doing so.
- Jason Lee Norman says Wunderbar’s near-death reveals a deeper problem with the sustainability of music venues.
- Christina Hardie explores the history of the spruce trees that stand where Mill Creek School once was.
- Jaron Williams wonders about extending the High Level Streetcar’s route via the Valley Line.
- Kendyl Lauzon says a final goodbye to Edmonton, with Breakfast Jones in tow, and heads west.
Speaking of growth…
- Margaret Bose Johnson shares a prairies take on a posh recipe, featuring saskatoons and rhubarb.
- Lyndsey at Over My Styled Body credits her grandma for her successful garden.
- Nicole Winski and friends got a kick out of the Journey to Middle Earth display at the Muttart Conservatory.
- The Northern Sessions shares a video with musician Erin Kay.
- Bruce Clarke shares beautiful shots from a superhero-themed wedding.
- Nicole Rowan lets us in on her latest Splurge Sorority gathering, a fun way to treat yo’ self.
- Marie Zydek shines a spotlight on designer Jessilyn Poole of Eve + Enoch.
- Lowetide really likes Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Like, a lot.
Some audio of note
- Rev Recluse’s podcast revels in the glory of a 1973 recording by students at Avalon Junior High School.
- Danica LeBlanc interviews Sam Maggs, author of The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy.
- Taylor Chadwick has a great talk with The Movie Jerks and Theatre Mari on the latest What It Is podcast.
- Andrea Beça recorded a ukulele-year video with me! We sang All of Me. I look very serious, but it was so fun.
- My latest Seen and Heard in Edmonton podcast features constant creator Adam Rozenhart.
That’s a tiny glimpse of what has been written, recorded and published this week. There’s tons more on ShareEdmonton.
I collect what I can in a Flipboard magazine. Ask me anything on Twitter: @seenandheardyeg or@karenunland.
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2 thoughts on “Edmonton blog roundup: July 27, 2015”
I posted a reimagined street car and cable car back in May. It made the front page headline of the Examiner. http://www.makesomethingedmonton.ca/projects/854-the-edmonton-streetcar-reimaginged/