This week sees the official start of fall, though we’ve been in that frame of mind for quite some time now, haven’t we? Here are some good things to read, listen to or watch as you cozy up.
- The Northern Sessions crew shoots a couple of songs by Owls by Nature before the band heads off on its next European tour.
- Andy Grabia visits a storied and soon-to-vanish ballpark in Peace River.
- Alouise Dittrick takes in the theatre experience in tiny, lovely Rosebud.
- Catherine Szabo maps the places her interviewees always bring visitors to see.
- Kevin Schenk shares a video postcard of his recent trip to China.
Where we live
- Randy Talbot reports back on the progress made on the 96th Street revitalization.
- Beverley Jackman shines her Edmonton Spaces spotlight on Clo’s Custom Leather.
- Eden Munro and Mike Siek update the Dead Venues project on the city’s disappearing musical landmarks.
- Mack Male looks at how Uber fits into Edmonton’s transportation strategy.
- Dave Cournoyer looks at who’s lobbying whom in the fight between Uber and the taxi industry. He also digs into the future of Athabasca University in light of recent political changes.
- All politics is local, which undermines strategic voting in the coming federal election, argues John Richardson.
- Glenn Kubish accepts the change of seasons with the wisdom of Seneca.
- Jenifer Schaefer wraps up a great five-year run with the family blog City and Baby.
- Chris Tse looks back at five years in business at Blitz Conditioning.
- Leanne Brownoff offers tips for thriving during an economic slowdown.
- Stacey K relaunches yegwed.com, her website about all things wedding.
- Elizabeth Withey’s Workhall dress gets a much-needed, much-appreciated dye job.
- Kathy Strawson greets September by quilting in orange.
- Speaking of orange, Paula Simons gathers up the reaction to the Edmonton Journal’s new look.
- On their podcast, The Dip, Shawn Kanungo and Wang Yip look at how disruption has affected publishing.
- Michelle Peters-Jones takes the plunge and learns how to make proper rotis.
- Stephen Robinson figures out how to do a back flip.
- Daryl Hooke launches his Engaging Humans video series on creativity.
- On Podcast! the Comics, James Leask and Brandon Schatz discuss a lot of pop culture and explore the sad state of indigenous characters in comics.
- Suzette Chan applies the Konmari method to her stuff in anticipation of Variant Edition’s Geek Swap on Oct. 3.
- Sable Chan prepares for the coming choral season.
- Laura Frey previews Edmonton’s season of literary events and sets her local reads-and-CanLit agenda.
- Janis Galloway previews Western Canada Fashion Week through two local designers and a visitor.
- Jenna Marynowski previews Bone Cage, a Theatre Yes production meant to stir up a conversation about mental health in resource industries. (Hear more from her in this week’s Seen and Heard in Edmonton podcast.)
Feast your eyes
- Lillian Leung has a delicious and photogenic time at FEASTival.
- Megan McKenna celebrates National Punch Day (!) with a pretty good-looking drink.
- Andrea experiences spice-laden sensations at Sambol Sri Lankan Kitchen.
- Adina J. takes her stylish self to Sonic Boom for her birthday.
- I am never going to pay to be chased by zombies, but Linda Hoang makes it look pretty good.
Quite the harvest. Find more in the blogs feed at ShareEdmonton. I collect my picks in a Flipboard magazine, and I share stuff on Twitter: @seenandheardyeg and @karenunland.
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