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The Wanderer Online is Edmonton's premier daily online magazine, bringing readers bilingual thought-provoking material, seven days per week. Launched on July 5 2012, the magazine has quickly become a hub of insightful writing and crisp photography for Edmontonians, whether it is the latest on up-and-coming local restaurants or profiles on leaders making a difference in the city.

Recent Blog Posts

The Power of Cute
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by Rita Maria Neyer Here is a thought that many of you can probably relate to in one way or another (for women of colour, LBGTQ+, and non-binary people, the story would be even more complex, but I am bound to speak from my own experience as a cis-gender ‘white’ woman). Maybe a friend told you abo...
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Before It Was A Needle
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By Katherine Abbass Once Molly had explained to me her ancestry, things started making more sense. I knew there were freshwater leeches and saltwater leeches and that they, unlike snakes, really were slimy to the touch. Her parents wanted her to be a doctor, of course; medical history tells us th...
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What’s in the News?
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by Christopher Berger Like it or not, we’re faced with the need to curate our sources of information. In one sense, we are blessed with innumerable, easily accessed media for news. But as anyone who has spent any time online will know, an overwhelming majority of it is, frankly, garbage. We are t...
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(Not) Unpacking My Library
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by Kevin Holowak In the past couple years, I’ve packed and unpacked all my belongings four times. It’s not an egregious amount of moving, true, but it’s enough to make you reconsider what inanimate things you’ve chosen to share in your private life and how they affect you. As an urban-dweller, I’...
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The Guns of August (A Book Review)
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by Nathan Pinkoski Centennials of the battles of the Great War continue to fill the calendars of states with sombre commemorations. Despite these commemorations, however, fatalistic assertions about the origins and causes of the Great War dominate, even in learned circles. In these learned circle...
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Experience Turbulent Landings – Edmonton’s Very Own National Art Showcase
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Experience Turbulent Landings – Edmonton’s Very Own National Art Showcase
by Erica Osko Turbulent Landings showcases some of the latest Canadian and international art, born right from some of the world’s most pressing issues. Catherine Crowston, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Art Gallery of Alberta, says that curating contemporary art is all about being pa...
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Alberta Ballet Presents Dangerous Liaisons – Human ego in a dance of shadows
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by Zosia Czarnecka Ballet is an incredible art form because of its ability to push boundaries and showcase hidden sides of human consciousness and values. In Dangerous Liaisons, Alberta Ballet’s second performance of the season, Jean Grand-Maitre beautifully conveys how “ego can drive people to b...
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Welcome Home.
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by Nicholas Siennicki She might have looked back, just then, for a second. She might have, but she didn’t. A part of her told her to do it, just to tear back her eyes and feel that rush, that excitement, that spirit that still lingered heavy in the air. It would be just the way it was it seemed t...
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Creativity within Restrictions – A review of Les Feluettes (Edmonton Opera)
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Creativity within Restrictions – A review of Les Feluettes (Edmonton Opera)
by Gabrielle Johnson The idea of a modern opera is a cause for some trepidation. Unlike reproductions of classical operas, more modern works have yet to stand the test of time, and a scrutinizing audience whose members span generations. However, Les Feluettes holds up fairly well. The opera, perf...
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The Body Fantastic: A conversation with Edmonton artist Brittney Roy
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by Monika Viktorova From painting to sculpting to using neural impulse-based technology, Brittney Roy’s emerging body of work spans an impressive breadth of mediums and sources of inspiration. A classically trained artist who continues to defy expectations and push creative boundaries, Roy’s cons...
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