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    • Sónar 2010 – Barcelona, Spain

      by Jon Freer

      The festival attracts a lot of outsiders, but the Mediterranean, Spanish and more specifically Catalan nature of the people makes the festival what it is. Catalan people are passionate and this passion is infectious. The atmosphere is electric in Barcelona as a city and heightened by music and intoxicants at Sónar.

    • Summer Party Naval Styles at Seven RestoLounge

      by Adrian Bryksa

      Oysters, like wine are affected by terroir and these Miyagi’s flavor profiles ranged with one showing a cleaner, almost tropical profile and the other being more salty, marine driven. As I was devouring the seemingly endless plates put in front of us, I sipped on a glass of fine sauvignon blanc.

    • R4NT Radio March 2010

      by David Gluzman

      R4NT Radio March 2010 um wow it’s been far too long since the last edition edition, featuring: Hector Hernandez, The Infesticons, Blockhead, Gramatik, Emika, Thunderheist, Parov Stelar, Eddy Meets Yannah, Anti-Pop Consortium, The Slew, Lighterthief, Andreya Triana, Parasyte Woman, Mathon, Venetian Snares, and Funki Porcini.

    • O Restaurant & Lounge revisited

      by Adrian Bryksa

      Calgary has a diverse set of urban communities, most of which have the ubiquitous strip mall watering hole. In the South West community of Marda Loop, a reinvention of this paradigm has been established.

    • Predictions 2010.. and beyond!

      by Maxpower & D4V

      So 2010 eh? Almost but not quite (no year zero they say) another decade? It seems like just yesterday that the world was waiting for Y2K. R4NT started publishing in March 2001, so we’re not quite 10 years old yet, but in internet years we are already a senior citizen.

    • Invictus

      by Pamela Hruska

      No matter what, the reality of Nelson Mandela is something that deserves screen time. Should this film even remotely intrigue the masses to take interest in this figure, the world would likely benefit greatly from it.

    • The Road Less Traveled.

      by Kimberley Jev

      The 3PO characters take on a life of their own, for the cartoonist, a serious approach to the development of the characters is taken to deliver Rankel’s ideas in the best possible light, in the most humoring light.

    • Rocky Mountain Food and Wine Festival 2009

      by Adrian Bryksa

      For the first few years, we saw it through the eyes of guests and we kept coming for the wide assortment of beers, spirits and wine. We enjoyed the wide swath of restaurants and retails showing off their samples of delectable nosh.

    • Runnin The Poirier Riddim

      by Kimberley Jev

      If you can’t handle hard hitting, body jerking, up tempo beats and heavy bass fused together with dancehall, kuduru, soca, afrobeat and blaring horn sounds, then you are in no way ready for the riddims Poirier has to deliver.

    • Pushing The Corporate Boundaries

      by Kimberley Jev

      Calgary lack an appreciation for creative groups pushing the boundaries of what is considered the norm. It seems as though Calgary wouldn’t know good taste if it slapped them silly.

    • Calgary’s Low Carbon Future

      by Gordon McDowell

      Calgary’s Low Carbon Future – Live coverage of keynote speakers. How will Calgary address the challenges of an economy being dragged kicking and screaming towards a lower carbon footprint?

    • Fresh

      by Pamela Hruska

      I’m hungry and I want to eat. I want to eat well. I wish for it to be sustainable. I wish for it to be accessible. Most importantly, I wish marketing didn’t lead us down the ‘garden path’ to anywhere but the garden.

    • R4NT Radio August 2009

      by David Gluzman

      R4NT Radio August 2009 dammit summers over edition, featuring: Love Gernades, Hipp-e, Aaron Jerome, The Disco Builders, Two Fingers, Saukrates, Asheru, Juice Aleem, Flowering Inferno, Speech Debelle, Geggy Tah and Trentmøller.

    • Comedy of Allyson Smith

      by Gordon McDowell

      The performance was hilarious each time, but also tuned to different levels of filthiness. Sadly, Allyson’s “It goes to eleven” moments can’t be represented on YouTube, lest the Internet’s pristine reputation become sullied.

    • It’s Actually Good To Be Here

      by Kimberley Jev

      There is always such serious talk about art and artists in the city as if magic could happen overnight, while it is true that funding of the arts must be discussed more light must be shed on artists using other avenues to promote and sell work.

    • Green Party vs Pirate Party

      by Gordon McDowell

      Any lobbyist looking to maintain 100 year copyrights would welcome the spectacle of Greens and Pirates fighting over copyright voters.

    • When Diva’s Become Hustlers.

      by Kimberley Jev

      A fire breathing diva who still knows how to love, tough but sweet and loved by the president Obama and his wife as was seen at the recent inauguration of America's first African American president.

    • Sneaker’s Delight

      by Kimberley Jev

      The gallery style store are known for their exclusive rights to carry certain shoes causing sneaker enthusiasts from all parts of the city to camp out in front of their stores to get their hands on the latest gear.

    • The Gamers Rythmn Heaven: Nintendo DSi

      by Kimberley Jev

      The Nintendo is so effortless to control that it has been reported that the Queen of England herself indulges in a little Nintendo now and then.

    • Summer or winter, skiing is always on the mind!

      by Jaymi Newington

      This past year, our group decided that it was time to go on a real, multi-day back country, no showers, no hot tubs, type ski trip. In August I got a shiny new set of ski boots. In November we booked our trip for March and come December my husband and I started ‘practicing’.

    • R4NT Radio April 2009

      by David Gluzman

      R4NT Radio April 2009 what’s that in the air edition, featuring: Yppah, Recloose, Clyde, Sepalot, Black Spade, Two Fingers, Shuttle, Quite Nyce & Radar Ellis, and Wigald Boning.

    • Cutting 800 jobs will nip this recession in the bud!

      by Gordon McDowell

      CBC never saw it coming. Out from behind a dumpster sprung R4NT, swinging at CBC from behind with a rusty golf club. CBC went down. Hard.

    • Cork Fine Wine Tasting Series featuring Argyle Wines

      by Adrian Bryksa

      Argyle Wines has been called by Wine Spectator as “Oregon’s Premier Winery” and routinely receives ratings in the 90 + rating levels from its critics.

    • Pontypool – Telefilm Grant Inspires a Wave of Terror

      by Gordon McDowell

      Since Danny Boyle’s “28 Days Later”, the zombie movie has seen a constant injection of fresh ideas. Pontypool carries the baton still further.

    • Calgary Hearts Dubya

      by Gordon McDowell

      The lecture circuit is an alluring mistress. She doesn’t care about your past deeds, only that you have fame. Success and failure are one in the same to her, so long as either is massive in scale.

    • WATCHMEN – The “What is Alan’s problem?” review.

      by Gordon McDowell

      Nixon is serving a third term. The cold war is about to heat up. What’s the point in catching bank robbers, when nuclear war is about to turn the entire planet into a cinder?

    • What the Squash?

      by Pamela Hruska

      After falling head over heels for butternut squash (I think it looks like beaker off the Muppets without facial characteristics), I moved into exploring the rest of the squash bin!

    • Wine by the glass at Vin Room

      by Adrian Bryksa

      Vin Room, a wine bar and bistro has been on the tip of everyone’s tongue these days. Their expansive offerings of wine by the glass and that everyone has either went or wants to go is making this a hip spot.

    • Brownie points with Slumdog Millionaire

      by Gordon McDowell

      That's what your woman has really been craving every time she goes to see a chick flick, but she doesn't know it. In fact it is scientifically impossible for a woman NOT to watch the Slumdog Millionaire end credits and not feel deeply satisfied.

    • Does Your Knife Really Cut it?

      by Pamela Hruska

      Toss those horrific finds from your local department store that are wobbly tinfoil productions. That row of Henkles that you all spend time in searching for your kitchen tools drives me crazy.

    • Casual Inspiration

      by Jaymi Newington

      If you love to cook it will come out in the flavor of your food. My dad always told me if you cook with a bad mind, meaning you weren’t into it, your food will taste terrible. If your heart is in it, it will be delicious!!

    • R4NT Radio January 2009

      by David Gluzman

      R4NT Radio Numero Undici, featuring: Joy Denalane, Cottonbelly, Rae & Christian, ISoul8, Swamburger, Lupe Fiasco, Thunderheist, Price Fatty, and the Outerlectuals.

    • Confessions of a Sugar Bear Poacher

      by Pamela Hruska

      I swear, after about five of these guys, you'll experience a sympathetic surge of neuroexcitability, sending you into a state of pure non stop chatter and movement.

    • Predictions 2009

      by Maxpower & D4V

      We're back for another year, predictions 2009. Let's just hit this straight away. 2008 sucked. It was a year where Harpers Collins introduced the word 'meh' as defined as expression of indifference or boredom into the dictionary and it was a year of financial and economic turmoil.

    • Cinnamon

      by Jaymi Newington

      An ingredient that was once thought to be more precious than gold; an ingredient once traded amongst monarchs; an ingredient not only mentioned in the bible but also used by many classical writers.

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