Grant Imahara on geeky delights at Edmonton Expo

Grant Imahara on geeky delights at Edmonton Expo

Times have changed since Grant Imahara was a kid. The geeks discovered their power. That’s a big one. “Certainly being a geek when I was in high school in the late ‘80s, it was not a team of endearment,” says the former host of MythBusters who’s appearing this weekend at the Edmonton Comic and Entertainment […]

Edmonton animator scores dream deal

Edmonton animator scores dream deal

Fans of Riley Beach’s award-winning cartoons on the Superchannel series Tiny Plastic Men will be seeing a lot more subversive hilarity where that came from thanks to his new deal with the creators of Adventure Time. It’s his favourite show. “It’s almost as if a grown-up has harnessed a kid’s way of telling a story, […]

The Local Good wins top award at Yeggies

The Local Good wins top award at Yeggies

One does not associate social media with actual sociability, much less the concepts of health and fitness, but judging from the winners named at the Yeggies awards Friday night, stereotypes are meant to be broken. The Local Good – a local website and social media network devoted to green, local and sustainable living – won […]

We won’t get April Fooled Again

We won’t get April Fooled Again

Edmonton baby boomers can still remember an epic April Fool’s Day joke played by 630 CHED, which in the early 1970s was the only radio station everyone listened to. The phone company, Ed-Tel, announced that it was going to blow all the dust out of the phone lines at precisely 7:30 am, so you’d best […]

COMEDY: Brent Butt ALMOST a movie star

COMEDY: Brent Butt ALMOST a movie star

The great thing about being a stand-up comic who gets a TV series is that you have a pretty sweet gig to fall back on once the series – inevitably – ends. A lot of comedy actors who try to be comedians after their television careers end aren’t so lucky. Ask Michael Richards. Brent Butt […]

Astounding CKUA changes: No one gets fired!

Astounding CKUA changes: No one gets fired!

For more proof that the CKUA Radio Network is unlike almost any other radio network on Earth, look no further than the station’s impending “shake-up” that takes effect Feb. 18. They didn’t fire anybody! What’s a “change in direction” if they don’t ambush and heave overboard at least one notable radio personality? It happens all […]

Young Drunk Punk has Edmonton roots

Young Drunk Punk has Edmonton roots

Before Bruce McCulloch became a dad who wears pyjamas in the daytime and lives in the Hollywood Hills, before he became a comedy star in Kids in the Hall, he was a young drunk punk in Edmonton. There’s the perfect title of the one-man show he’s bringing to the Arden Theatre on Jan. 27: Young […]

Is EPS domestic violence ad too shocking?

Is EPS domestic violence ad too shocking?

There’s a disturbing television commercial you may have seen over the holidays: Close-ups of weeping women whose faces are covered in cuts and bruises, their mouths sealed with duct tape. Sinister music and panicked voices on the telephone are heard in the background. The women are actors. The message is real: “Speak out. They need […]

RADIO: Nothing to lose in flip to CRUZ

RADIO: Nothing to lose in flip to CRUZ

From being almost dead last in the ratings, Edmonton’s 95.7 FM radio literally has nothing to lose in its boxing week flip to 95.7 CRUZ FM. The good news is that there’s going to be more rock on local radio now. Classic rock. As is customary in the industry before such a radical change in […]

Vote for No. 2 Edmontonian of the Year!

Vote for No. 2 Edmontonian of the Year!

The quest continues to crown the Number Two Edmontonian of the Year. That’s right: No. 2. No. 1 is taken. We just handed Mayor Don Iveson the title without the bother of conducting a poll; think of it as a comment on democracy, or something. Never mind. Besides, the citizens of Edmonton already showed their […]

Edmontonian of 2013: Who is No. 2?

Edmontonian of 2013: Who is No. 2?

Avenue Magazine can name the Top 40 Under 40, the Wanderer can laud Edmonton’s Top 100 Women in Business, we can read one rearend Top 10 list after another – but just as Time Magazine has to pick only one Person of the Year from all the apples and oranges and other various fruits and […]

RADIO PERSONALITY: Ryder’s hyperactivity an asset

RADIO PERSONALITY: Ryder’s hyperactivity an asset

A notorious Edmonton broadcaster has turned his childhood ADHD diagnosis into a gift. Where Ritalin failed, radio has done wonders for Ryder in the Morning. “I had a 2014 attention span in 1990, which was dangerous,” he says, getting ahead of himself already. “I think the 2014 attention span works now. People live in Vine […]