The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

Arts and Entertainment

Nikiforuk-headshot copyNikiforuk explores the folly of fighting the disastrous effects of the pine beetle

In 2006 while flying over the interior of British Columbia, Andrew Nikiforuk witnessed a startling sight.

Liquid Latin Show aims to broaden Calgary's perception of the Latin community

winethumb copyDo you want to experience Latin music and drink some premium tequila? The Liquid Latin Show and the Tequila & More Show, on Oct. 28 and 29 at the Metropolitan Centre, intends to broaden the perception of what Calgarians perceive what Latin culture is.

The show will feature not just the premium wine and liquor representatives, but will also feature distillers, winemakers, manufacturers, Latin dancers and a jazz artist.

Carolyn copySteven Galloway's novel The Cellist of Sarajevo is chosen for One Book, One Calgary

Throughout November, the Calgary Public Library will be hosting its second One Book, One Calgary event, in which they're encouraging all Calgarians to read the 2008 novel The Cellist of Sarajevo, written by Steven Galloway. The event already has more than 1,000 confirmed readers on the One Book, One Calgary website.

Stereotypes of tattoos disappearing as new appreciation grows

 8Gone are the days of tattoo artists learning their trade by practising on drifters while riding in train cars, as legendary "Sailor" Jerry Collins once did.

 Now, there is a rise of increasingly colourful and detailed custom pieces and an explosion in the variation of what goes onto people's