Fall 1999


Fall 1999

Does Alberta Have a Culture? by Jackie Flanagan


Exclude our vibrant art scene and Alberta still has a culture-a distinctive way of doing and looking at things. No matter how much Klein touts individualism, we still have a culture. Perhaps our government can think about that.

City Super Symbols by Fred Stenson, illustration by Steve Attoe

Wit, humour, satire, column

Stenson doesn’t see skyscrapers; he sees penises.

The Klein Revolution: Part II Something old, something new

by Rich Vivone

Steve West, Stockwell Day, Halvar Jonson, Lorne Taylor, Gary Mar, Lyle Oberg, Ed Stelmach, David Hancock

Now, in the middle of his second term, Ralph Klein has restructured and reorganized the Alberta Government. Emerging from the dust are three super ministries: Learning, Infrastructure and Human Resources and four new ministers. So what’s Ralph’s plan?

Linked Histories Recent art by three First Nations women

by Pamela McCallum

Joane Cardinal-Schubert, Jane Ash Poitras, Linda Red Hawk

Three Albertan woman, two of whom are internationally renowned and the third is on her way, have taken contemporary art to its limits. But though on the cutting edge in terms of style and concept, their art has inescapable historical content that links these artists together: their First Nations heritage.

The Humanity of Heroes: The Famous Five by Barbara Crow

Essay, Emily Murphy, Louise McKinney, Irene Parlby, Nelly McClung, Henrietta Muir Edwards

Alberta has long been proud of the Famous Five: a historical group of women who fought for and won the right for women to vote and run for public office. But the Famous Five have also left a less than heroic legacy of supporting racist policies and the practice of eugenics. How do we reconcile their humanity?

Alberta’s Devonian Botanic Garden Text and photos by June Flanagan

Garden, photo essay

A part of the University of Alberta, the Devonian Botanic garden is a resource for gardeners and nature enthusiasts, as well as for scientists and students. It’s also a place to enjoy for the simple pleasure of its beauty.

Soft and Easy, Hello or Goodbye by Wade Bell, illustration by Lisa Brawn

Short story, fiction

A single bar on a single night is the time and place for two couples to change partners.

Every issue we offer this unique puzzle by J.B. Hohm. Solve it to reveal a quote by an Alberta author.

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