Reuben and the Dark: Arms of a Dream Tour

Story and photos by Sara Kuefler. A tune spontaneously dabbled in on a solitary piano in the middle of the floor of the unoccupied Calgary Opera; a magnificent main stage festival show, with The Dark creating undulating layers to lift Reuben Bullock’s vocals and guitar; a depth of feeling that remains vivid and heartbreaking weeks or months hence.  With experiences such as these, it becomes clear that something otherworldly is present in the artist. 

The Mighty CJSW: 2018 Funding Drive

Story by Colton O’Reilly  When I get in my car to go to work in the morning, I look forward to two things: hearing the BBC news at 8:00 a.m. sharp, and listening to soothing driving music right after to enjoy on my short commute. This has become somewhat of a tradition for me as it sets my days off on such a good note. 

#NowPlaying: Curated by Future Womb

Curated Spotify playlist by Future Womb. This is a selection of songs and artists that have influenced or inspired Future Womb. I’m excited by artists who are both bold and vulnerable. The songs I chose, I chose because there was something about it that set it apart — these artists are taking risks, innovating, evolving and embracing their unique voice.

The Static Shift

Story and photos by Sara Kuefler The first time I saw The Static Shift perform live I thought, ‘They all have a guitar face, even the drummer!’ I guess that happens when you are a vessel for the incredible force of the blues and rock ‘n’ roll flowing through you.

Keegan Starlight

Story by Andrea Wong. Photo by Elijah Beaver. When Keegan Starlight draws a portrait, the first thing he looks at are the eyes. He is methodical in familiarizing himself with the subject, often staring at a picture for weeks on end, until he reaches an understanding that he can pass on to someone else.

Maria Koutsogiannis of FoodByMaria

Story by Dami Fadipe. Photo by Quin Hauck. It’s no surprise that the author and creator of FoodByMaria, Maria Koutsogiannis, is busier than ever before. Her new cookbook, Mindful Vegan Meals, was voted the best cookbook of June 2018 by Indigo, and she’s gained the attention of The Globe and Mail, as well as various other sites and papers, illuminating her awards.