Art & Entertainment

The Prophecy

The old testament God (Jehovah, Yaweh, or whatever you wish to call him), was a psychopath. It was he who authorized the killing of the first-born in Egypt, turned Lot’s wife into a pillar of salt, and inflicted boils upon Job so that he might suffer horribly. Sometimes he would take an active role in his crimes against humanity, but most often God sent Angels to commit the atrocities.

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Apr 01, 2010 in Art & Entertainment

Cantilevered Songs

I’m making a tradition of recommending poetry for The Fix’s Green Issue: Alison Calder’s Wolf Tree for 2008, Sheri Benning’s Earth After Rain for 2009, and now John Lent’s Cantilevered Songs for 2010.

John Lent lives and writes in the Okanagan, and has been publishing poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for thirty years. He’s no novice, and his poems carry a relaxed confidence that comes with experience. Lent’s poetry captures the profound in the simple, the extraordinary within the everyday.

Posted by Angie Abdou on Apr 01, 2010 in Art & Entertainment

Twisted Metal - Justin Leliever

It all began when a neighbour, Sean, asked if he could store his wire fed welder in my shop. He noticed I had a 220 Volt power required to run it and in return I could play around with it in my spare time.

Posted by admin on Apr 01, 2010 in Art & Entertainment

Through the Lens

Posted by admin on Mar 11, 2010 in Art & Entertainment

Favourite Shots of 2010

It could not have been a more perfect day for this shot. I knew that I wanted to shoot towards Lost Boys Pass since the inversion looked perfect and that’s where the sun was shining. Local rippers Mikey Witlox and Connor Gliege had gone up the day before to build this great stepdown in anticipation of the inversion. Having the sun in the shot was perfect since every time the riders hit the jump a lot of snow was kicked up and the sun would shine right through. A beautiful day with great riders goes a long way.
Photo by Nick Nault

Posted by admin on Feb 28, 2010 in Art & Entertainment

Fernie Loves Film March!

If you attended the Fernie Mountain Film Festival at the end of February, you will know that Fernie can definitely put on a show when it comes to film. No exception to this rule is the Reel Canadian Film Festival, March 26-28.

Posted by Rebecca Hall on Feb 27, 2010 in Art & Entertainment

From DC to BC

Even though Washington, DC isn’t Canada’s capitol, it’s pretty hard not to see politics as that city’s principal export. But if you dig a little deeper, DC has another important legacy: music. And we’re talking some serious street cred, here. Duke Ellington, Marvin Gaye and Roberta Flack. Henry Rollins cut his teeth there before heading to California and Black Flag. Bad Brains, Fugazi and Dischord Records. Deep Dish, Thievery Corporation and ESL Music.

Posted by Carolyn Nikodym on Feb 27, 2010 in Art & Entertainment

It's Complicated

Meryl Streep has had a long and distinguished career in film. From playing a holocaust survivor in Sophie’s Choice to playing Julia Child in Julie and Julia, she has displayed a remarkable versatility that can be matched by few other actresses in Hollywood. She has played in great romances like Bridges of Madison County (opposite Clint Eastwood); and acted in powerful dramas like The Hours. It is quite odd, then, that such a famous and talented actor should have chosen a role in a film like It’s Complicated.

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Feb 27, 2010 in Art & Entertainment

MAST Writing Class - Coming to Fernie

Summer.
They picked the right colors for pools. Through the synthetic products used in over colonized suburbia to compensate for the lack of real, they managed to pick the magical shade of exotic.

The afternoon is filled with the distant sound of families’ normal summer life. Lawnmowers are humming on a regular tone. The high pitch celebration of cheerful young swimmers stands out like inexperienced sopranos in a choir.

Posted by admin on Feb 27, 2010 in Art & Entertainment

Vanashing and Other Stories

Short stories are an under-appreciated art form. Agents encourage their writers to craft novels instead. Novels sell better.

Posted by Angie Abdou on Feb 27, 2010 in Art & Entertainment

Shred Kelly - I HATE WORK

Every band remembers their first gig.

Posted by admin on Feb 27, 2010 in Art & Entertainment

Widows of Hamilton House by Christina Penner

Christina Penner’s Widows of Hamilton House is both a postmodern ghost story and a postmodern romance. Expect nothing typical. Penner’s beautifully rendered novel leads readers to re-examine their most staid notions of love, family, science, and spirituality. In fact, Widows of Hamilton House challenges our confidence in language itself. In Christina Penner, we find a writer who doesn’t trust words.

Posted by Angie Abdou on Jan 30, 2010 in Art & Entertainment

Matty Westcott and Joel Whalen are Extra.Ordinary.

Matty Westcott

Posted by admin on Jan 30, 2010 in Art & Entertainment

Milk

In 1993 Hollywood produced the movie Philadelphia. It was a film about Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks), a gay lawyer at a prestigious law firm, who was wrongfully dismissed because he has AIDS.

Posted by Andrew Vallance on Jan 30, 2010 in Art & Entertainment

The Wooden Sky

It’s not difficult to see how life in a band is a lot like a marriage. There needs to be certain chemistry between members. Life on the road and the creation of music involves decision-making and compromises for the good of all players, and it’s pretty difficult to continue happily when there isn’t a shared vision of the future. It’s not difficult to see because it is the relationship between people.

Posted by Carolyn Nikodym on Jan 30, 2010 in Art & Entertainment

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