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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.

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Discover the Blues with Angelique Francis
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by Dustin Jussila You may have heard that blues or jazz is a sophisticated music for an intelligent, more refined audience. While that may be true, what you probably don’t know is that modern pop music credits a lot of its origins to the blues. Whether it’s hip-hop, classic rock, orContinue Reading
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Dear Evan Hansen: Broadway Excellence
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By Dustin Jussila Almost everyone has had an awkward phase in their young lives of figuring out where they stand in the eyes of their peers. Does anyone notice me? Who are mu real friends? Hormones can make us do very foolish things. In Broadway Across Canada’s Dear Evan Hansen,Continue Reading
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A Night of 1,000 RuPauls Brings 1,000 Reasons to Love Edmonton Drag!
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In April 2019 Edmonton’s annual Pride Festival was cancelled. In its wake sprang many grassroots celebrations, including a block party outside the Old Strathcona Youth Society (OSYS), welcoming members of the community in with its colourful murals, drag queens, and enticement of pizza and homemad...
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The Invisible: Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare – A Fast Paced and High Stakes Musical
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The Invisible: Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare – A Fast Paced and High Stakes Musical
by Dustin Jussila There are performances that, upon first viewing, give you the impression that to get the full effect you must see it again. Some plays that are so full character that if your attention leaves for just a few moments, you miss important detail and milieu. Catalyst Theatre’sContinu...
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1984: Dystopian Warning or Guidebook?
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1984: Dystopian Warning or Guidebook?
By Dustin Jussila Fresh into a new decade, our society mirrors in many whats George Orwell would have described as “fragrantly artificial.” Our ruling class and influencers have succeeded by defrauding the skeptical and the swaying the non-discerning. Our 21st century digital paradise has gifted ...
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The Marriage of Figaro: A Comical Affair
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The Marriage of Figaro: A Comical Affair
By Dustin Jussila There are many staples of a classical opera that are preserved throughout the ages: Gossip, scheming, jealousy, and revenge are all major themes to present just a few. The Marriage of Figaro is no exception, and indeed this opera should be the benchmark that all others shouldCon...
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“Diavolo”: A Masterpiece of Contemporary Dance and Elaborate Design
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“Diavolo”: A Masterpiece of Contemporary Dance and Elaborate Design
by Zosia Czarnecka Diavolo is far from a ballet – it is the marriage of the laws of physics with the extreme limitations of the human body. Jacques Heim’s fearless approach to pushing his Los Angeles-based company beyond the rules of the stage redefines grace. His dancers seem to float,Continue R...
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How to Accept that Your Parent is Dying
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By Rita Neyer I have been wanting to write this piece for a while now. In February,I had pitched it to my editor, but until now couldn’t quite get myself to write it down because it made it real. Cancer is very real. My mom had it twice already. EverContinue Reading
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Going Back to School with Tegan and Sara: A Book Review
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by Blair Wade “You are not alone” is single-handedly one of the strongest sentences in human conversation, and unapologetically the underlying message of High School, the newly released memoir by Tegan and Sara Quin. It is a retrospective for the authors and simultaneously a cathartic...
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Shumka’s Nutcracker
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Shumka’s Nutcracker
by Dustin Jussila Shumka’s Nutcracker is one Edmonton’s most cherished Christmas traditions. It just isn’t holiday season in this city if you don’t see their advertisements adorned on billboards or newspapers, welcoming you to witness their magical performance. This timeless ballet of a young gir...
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