Metro Shorts Memories: John Osborne


Metro Shorts was a quarterly film competition hosted and curated by Mostly Water Theatre and produced by The Metro Cinema Society located in the historic Garneau Theatre. It gave Edmonton filmmakers the chance to get their work screened live, adjudicated by professionals, get paid, win prizes, and be forced to make more shorts. It ran for 10 seasons, screened over 400 shorts, and ended in 2019. These stories are a celebration of some of the filmmakers that crossed our paths. 

‘Fantasy’ drenched with reality


  Samara Von Rad's first release is a fun little EP named Fantasy. This thoughtful collection (which she hopes will grow into a full-blown album) contains enough high-quality musicianship to make you forget that this rad-badness is as indie as fuck. Track reviews: Zombie in Love A driving rhythm that is sonically and lyrically locomotive. The …

The Dungarees at the Pawn Shop Feb. 27 – An interview with Robb Angus


Writing for a newspaper has its benefits and its detractions. Sometimes, the detractions are that stoic humour doesn't translate into print. I interviewed James Murdoch (second from left) of the Dungarees earlier this week and his answers were sound and to the point. I added Robb Angus (center) to this interview and his answers were...hard …

Eating with a beaver – OR – My lunch with Marcus


During a recent canoe trip down the North Saskatchewan River I had a rather interesting experience. While eating lunch on the river bank, a beaver swam by with a big-juicy-leafy-branch and I joked that if it wanted, there was a seat open by me. Well, it stopped swimming as I said this and turned towards …