Showing posts from August, 2016

Review/ The Sicilian Wife

Award-winning author Caterina Edwards centers her latest mystery novel around a Mafia princess who moves to Canada to escape her family ties
by paula e. kirman
The Sicilian Wife is the latest novel by English-born, Edmonton-based writer Caterina Edwards. It is part of the literary noir genre, as well as being a work of mystery.

To summarize the story, Fulvia is a Mafia Princess who escapes the shackles of being the dutiful daughter of her controlling family. Despite her new life in Canada, her husband is murdered on the Sicilian coast. Marisa is the chief of police investigating the case, who constantly has to deal with a station house of men constantly doubting her. She eventually confronts Fulvia's uncle, a tough Mafia boss.

Featuring two strong women main characters, the story jumps back and forth between locations (Italy and Canada) and time periods. Edwards weaves recent Italian history with Edmonton locations, folk takes and classical references with the style and s…

Deserted Island Collection/ Jesse & the Dandelions

Ahead of theirTrue Blue album launch, we asked local band Jesse and the Dandelions what their 'Deserted Island Collection' would be...

by emil tiedemann

EDMONTON-based art/space pop band Jesse and the Dandelions - led by producer & engineer Jesse Northey - are about to launch their third full-length album, True Blue, on September 9th. 

The four-piece will also kickoff a tour across Western Canada to support the new record, starting in their hometown Edmonton with an album release party on Thursday, Sept. 1st (8PM) at the Needle Vinyl Tavern (10524 Jasper Avenue). The evening will also include performances by Raleigh and Cantoo, and tix are available HERE!

So, to mark this special occasion, we wanted to get to know frontman Jesse Northey on a more...musical level! I Heart Edmonton asked Northey what five albums he would bring with him if he were ever cast onto a deserted island for an ambiguous amount of time. 

Of course, this is a purely hypothetical situation that would requir…

Review/ Sandy Beaches to Snow/Snow to Sandy Beaches & Good Night Philippines, Good Night World

Common Filipino-Canadian experiences are highlighted in a pair of colourfully-illustrated children's books from Edmonton author Mila Bongco-Philipzig

by paula e. kirman

CHILDREN'S author Mila Bongco-Philipzig has not one, but two picture storybooks published by Anvil this year. An Edmonton resident by way of the Philippines, Bongo-Philipzig's work represents both the city's diversity and the reality of mass emigration of people from the Philippines to cities throughout the world.

Sandy Beaches to Snow/Snow to Sandy Beachesis literally a two-sided book that meets in the middle. The first half shows a family with children who are excited about travelling for the first time and saying goodbye to the sunny land they know as they pack heavy clothing that they will need in Canada. The second half shows the family, years later, getting ready to visit the Philippines, with the children eager to see their grandparents and cousins they have never met. A wordless centresp…

#yeg Video of the Month/ August '16

Samantha Martin's "Addicted" (2015) (feat. Delta Sugar) (from album Send the Nightingale)

August in Edmonton

Summer's not over yet, and August has plenty to offer Edmontonians...

by emil tiedemann

TECHNICALLY, summer goes on well into September. Mentally, summer ends with the last days of August. And so, you may have that urge to take advantage of these "final four" weeks and get in as much of Edmonton's vast and diverse summer traditions as possible. 

So, because I heart you guys so much, I have gathered up a list of more than 50 exciting events going down in and around E-town during the month of August. However, these are only those special and/or annual events happening in the Capital Region, so don't forget that there are always countless of other daily, weekly, or monthly events going on in and around the city as well! #yeglove

What's Happenin' in August?
- International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes is all August long @ Telus World of Science
- Edmonton Prospects Playoff Game #3 is August 2 (7PM) @ Edmonton Ballpark
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens is August 2 (7P…