What is there to talk about besides the Oilers right now? Maybe after last night’s game, you really want to know the answer to that question. We will start with hockey, but let me assure you, there is plenty more to highlight from Edmonton’s blogosphere. (Thanks to Mack for letting me swipe his photo of fans at Ford Hall.)
Robin Brownlee salutes Zack Kassian not only for his on-ice performance but for overcoming his battle with alcoholism; OilersNation remembers that unexpected stroke of luck that sent Connor McDavid to Edmonton; and Adina J of Blue Collar Red Lipstick accidentally dresses in Oilers colours. Beauty!
A couple of reads on reading: Laura Frey of Reading in Bed suggests books that may satisfy your darker urges; and at Variant Edition, Brandon Schatz lays out his feelings about a problematic comic.
Jeff Samsonow of the Edmonton Quotient has news of a reconciliation book club; Vintage Edmonton digs up some interesting and eye-opening newspaper bits from 1888; and Chris Chang-Yen Phillips shares five things he’s learned as the city’s historian laureate.
Tim Querengesser notes the perverse incentives and car-centric thinking that led to a giant tower on city land; the Edmonton Arts Council lists the new pieces of public art coming this year; and Uniquely YEG asks MacEwan students about shopping local.
Chris at Edmonton Weather Nerdery pits Edmonton’s winter against Calgary’s; and mosaic artist Margo Anton hopes spring is really here when she gets home (spoiler: maybe not?).
On the culinary front: Sharon Yeo of Only Here for the Food reviews a brunch walking tour; Twyla Campbell of Weird, Wild and Wonderful previews the upcoming Eat Alberta conference; and Valerie Lugonja of A Canadian Foodie makes pemmican with Chef Shane Chartrand.
Dustin Bajer suggests ways to get agriculture into the classroom; and Diana of 204 Park suggests ways to stop wasting food.
Hungry? You will be. Karlynn Johnston makes asparagus sinfully good at The Kitchen Magpie; Phil Wilson bakes his ham with maple and beer on Baconhound; and for dessert, how about mini-cheesecakes from Cassie and Mouth Half Full?
Chris Falconer whips up an epic salad on Eating is the Hard Part; Therese Kehler does shrooms, in a fashion, on Road Wordy; and Linda Hoang reviews the much-heralded Grandin Fish ‘N’ Chips.
And a little do-it-yourself: Kitchen Frau’s Margaret Bose-Johnson shows you how to paint cookies; and Kira Paran of Northern Style Exposure makes her own bath bombs.
Two posts about disappointment: Jason Foster does not approve of the short pours he’s been getting when he’s expecting a pint; and Tara at Tech Geek Gamers does not understand why Nintendo won’t take her money for the NES Classic.
Music! The Northern Sessions shares two songs from Josh Sahunta; Rylan Kafara of The Past is Unwritten pointsto Latcho Drom’s new video; and Rachel at Edmomton has news of a music program for tots at the Winspear Centre
Allways Angela extols the virtues of coffee, and Glenn Kubish extols the virtues of biking to Coffee Outside on a snowy day.
Some reflections and observations: Ashley Janssen draws lessons from the story of how her husband survived cancer; Tema Frank says customer service training wouldn’t have prevented the debacle at United; and Kendyl Lauzon shares the healing power of art.
Two previews of Chris Craddock’s latest play, Irma Voth, one from Liz Nicholls of 12th Night and the other from Jenna Marynowski of After the House Lights. Also from Jenna (who is up for the John Poole Award at the May 1 Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts!) is a preview of Bone Wars from Punctuate Theatre.
On Before the Cyborgs, Michael Vecchio dissects the latest Star Wars trailer; Enthuse’s Chris Penwell talks to David Cheoros of the Metro Cinema; and in the political theatre (see what I did there?), Dave Cournoyer wonders why Alberta’s conservatives don’t let gay-straight alliances go.
Lots to cheer for, but there’s even more out there for you to read. Discover more local blogs on ShareEdmonton or in previous blog roundups, and if you like Flipboard, I put these there, too.
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