Edmonton blog roundup: Sept. 28, 2015

Last week was a hurly-burly happening that tumbled into the weekend and somehow tripled in hurly-burliness. Lots going on, in other words. Here’s some of what was captured.

Ouroboros, by Randall Talbot
One of the gorgeous shots Randall Talbot took at Nuit Blanche. This is Ouroboros, an installation in City Hall.
True love
  • My kids are mercifully too old for this Shopkins craze. If you’re trying to understand the phenomenon, Lori Godin can help.
  • Christine Bruckmann has some fun suggestions for kids’ birthday parties.
  • Melina Kawecki wraps up the final What the Truck?! festival of the season.
  • Andrea explores the good that Edmonton’s Good Coffee does for farmers in Burundi.
  • Mack Male weighs in on the Edmonton Journal’s new look.
  • Robin Mazumder interviews filmmaker Moh Mahfouz, who is working on a mini-documentary about connecting the startup cultures in Edmonton and Reykjavik.
  • Leslie Chivers chats with Hollie Adams, author of Things You’ve Inherited From Your Mother.
  • Ryan Batty questions the wisdom of forcing fans through metal detectors at Rexall Place.
  • Tema Frank wonders about the company culture at Volkswagen in light of the scandal over cheating and lying about emissions.
  • The aforementioned Brandon Schatz featured Seen and Heard in Edmonton on his inaugural Pod People feature. So nice! (And here’s the latest episode, with Erin E. Fraser. Stay tuned for more podcasts on Friday.)

You can find many more blogs at ShareEdmonton. I collect my picks in a Flipboard magazine, and I share stuff on Twitter: @seenandheardyeg and@karenunland.

If you didn’t get to this roundup in the Seen and Heard in Edmonton newsletter, I encourage you to sign up. I try hard to make it worth your while, and there will be news in there about an upcoming gathering.

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