Long-running hobby night instills camaraderie
Walking into Cameron Farn's garage on a Tuesday night is like walking into something out of a sci-fi movie. Paintings of bloody alien-like creatures, life-like superhero figurines, and Victorian-era vests created for cosplay enthusiasts, fill Farn's heated garage in the southeast neighbourhood of Acadia.
This is hobby night for Farn, and eight other Calgarians.
- Published on Saturday, 08 December 2012 19:17
- Written by Karry Taylor
Local artists explore themes of waste, beauty and the environment
A few years ago Sierra Love moved to a property that contained a greenhouse full of old household items left behind by a previous owner. Initially unsure of what to do with it all, she came to see the situation not as a problem, but rather an opportunity—to create art.
"I have a problem throwing things out because I hate to waste anything," Love says. "Over time, you have all of this stuff and wonder what you will do with it all."
- Published on Saturday, 08 December 2012 18:37
- Written by Hannah Cawsey
Group offers female gamers an online space without judgment
"(There is) the stereotype that women play games 'for the attention' and they subsequently use their sexuality or gender to be given things and advantages in games from male players who 'think they have a chance'
with the girl," said Katherine Lo, creator of the women-only group on Reddit.
- Published on Thursday, 06 December 2012 18:06
- Written by Kyle Napier
End-of-the-worlders offer view past operational security
There are several theories proposing Dec. 21, 2012 is the doomsday harbinger. Whether it's the cyclical shift in the Mayan calendar, economic collapse, or a "dark rift" in the Milky Way, some doomsday theorists are taking preparatory measures.
Both Shannan Slifka and Anthony Fedun confidently believe they would live two years past a pending apocalypse.
- Published on Friday, 30 November 2012 10:42
- Written by VERONICA POCZA
Calgary's top disc jockeys work to professionalize industry
As cool as it may be to have your DJ name on your Facebook page and work a night for a beer tab at your favourite club, some newcomers of the growing DJ scene are "lacking a respect for the art form and health of the industry," says David Gale, professional, licensed DJ and owner of Voxbox Studios DJ Skool.