Louie Villanueva
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Calgary City Council reaches rare compromise on secondary suites

By Fabian Mayer, May 21 2015 — Secondary suite advocates scored a victory last week when Calgary City Council passed the first reading of a bylaw that would legalize secondary suites in four inner-city wards. Secondary suites are separate housing units inside single-family homes, usually basements with their own kitchen and bathroom and typically rented…

Pupkin FIlm
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Film festival celebrates LGBTQ representation

By Rachel Woodward, May 21 2015 — Entering its 17th year, Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival hopes to use film to create discussions in Calgary’s LGBTQ community about representation in media. The festival, which runs from May 22–30, shows 17 films and hosts a number of events. Fairy Tales began as a short festival created…

Michael Miller
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2015 NHL postseason predictions

By Jason Herring, May 21 2015 — The 2014–15 NHL postseason has wound down to the final four. Two clubs from each conference will battle it out to earn a shot at the Stanley Cup. Right now, all four teams left — the Chicago Blackhawks, Anaheim Ducks, New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning —…

Samantha Lucy
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Public transit needs space to expand

The City of Calgary’s proposed transit expansion has its usual group of naysayers. They’re homeowners who bemoan the changing character of their neighbourhoods, developers who prefer expressways and car owners who are worried about losing their space on the roads. Public transit proponents, on the other hand, have little political power. They’re people who likely…

Pint-Sized Collective changes Calgary’s all-age scene

By Jason Herring, May 21 2015 — Being a teenage music fan in Calgary is difficult. Most bands play in bars and clubs where audience members must be at least 18-years-old to attend. Calgary’s Pint-Sized Collective, along with independent underage musicians from the city, are hoping to change the all-age landscape by offering concerts where…

New Music: Alabama Shakes

By Sonny Sachdeva, May 21 2015 — Six years into their acclaimed run as soul music’s new-age saviour, blues rock quartet Alabama Shakes is still unlike any other. The group’s newest offering, Sound & Color, makes this clear. Lead vocalist Brittany Howard tears through the album with her signature soulful desperation.  Coming three years after…

New Music: Death Grips

By Jason Herring, May 21 2015 — Death Grips have angered a lot of people over the last few years. Their stunts are frequent — live dates the band fails to show up for, a sudden release for an album whose cover is a picture of a dick and a breakup every year.   If…

Red Mile harrasment showcases hockey’s misogyny

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, May 21 2015 — I was a little girl when I played my first hockey game. I loved it, despite being the only girl on the team. It was my dream to play alongside the boys and eventually make the NHL. I still remember the day my parents told me the hard truth — girls don’t play…

Genderbent play portrays origins of Good Will Hunting

By Rachel Woodward, May 21 2015 — Everyone has wondered what kind of bromance Matt Damon and Ben Affleck struck up while writing their classic 1997 drama Good Will Hunting. Theatre Transit now presents that story as the play Matt & Ben, running from May 28–June 6. The play, originally written by Mindy Kaling and…

Louie Villanueva
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West Campus ready for development

By Fabian Mayer, May 21 2015 — More details about the planned West Campus development have been released. The West Campus Development Trust (WCDT) is in charge of designing and planning the new community, which will be built on the vacant land west of campus. The area is bound by Shaganappi Trail, 16th Avenue and…

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