Stuff Still Happens, week 16: The purple reign of Prince

The biggest news story of the week was printed in purple. Prince, the diminutive, genre-spanning singer/songwriter/phenomenon, died unexpectedly this week at age 57. Even more than the death of David Bowie earlier this year (he was known to be sick, and always looked kinda sick), the passing of Prince Rogers Nelson rocked the rock world. […]

Stuff Still Happens, week 15: Rachael getting harried

The first, 100% NDP Alberta budget was released on Thursday, and it was a jaw dropper. Faced with a stunning decline in oil and gas revenues (two years ago, the government earned about $9 billion in revenues from oil and gas; this year, $1.4 billion) and soaring unemployment, the government chose to run up deficits. […]