Cover Stories

Airborne with a Smile

Aug 10, 2012, Cover Story
The jet-setting life of a flight attendant.
Story: Meghan Jessiman

The Cribsionary

Oct 19, 2012, Cover Story
A self-appointed missionary sets out to bring the game of cribbage to Jamaica.
Story: Peter Worden
Illustrations: Sho Uehara

On the Road… with Children

Aug 17, 2012, Cover Story
A dad’s attempt to retrace one of Jack Kerouac’s journeys is foiled by children.
Story & Photos: James Martin
Illustrations: Vishu Mahajan

The Smells of Calgary

June 22, 2012, Cover Story
Exploring Calgary based on the neighbourhood aromas.
Story: Bruce Weir
Illustrations: Kim Smith

Finding Ground

June 1, 2012, Cover Story
A former coal-mining town is being settled by artists and artisans, lured by the beauty of the Badlands.
Story: Valerie Berenyi
Photography: George Webber

The New Grandma

May 11, 2012, Cover Story
A look at the modern day grandmother.
Story: Rita Sirignano
Illustrations: Vidhya Nagarajan

It’s Curtains for Him

May 4, 2012, Cover Story
The final production of Vertigo Mystery Theatre’s artistic director, Mark Bellamy, is a production of Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
Story: Bruce Weir
Photography: Todd Korol

The Four-Burner Circus

Mar 2, 2012, Cover Story
An inside look at Calgary’s most notable sous-chefs and how they perform under pressure.
Story: Jacquie Moore and Bruce Weir
Concept: Vishu Mahajan
Photography: Brent Mykytyshyn

Double Take

Feb 17, 2012, Cover Story*
Profile of photographer Joey Podlubny and his Rorschach-esque imagery of Calgary. This article was designed to be viewed vertically to most effectively showcase the artwork. The header on the Cover (right) was also modified to reflect the orientation of the article in the interior of the magazine.
Story: Jacquie Moore
Photography: Joey Podlubny

*Won gold for Best Feature Design at the Alberta Magazine Awards and nominated for Best Cover Design.

The Minnow & The Whale

Jan 27, 2012, Cover Story
Photo essay highlighting the Calgary Opera’s production of Moby Dick.
Story: Bruce Weir
Photography: Brent Mykytyshyn


Nov 4, 2012, Cover Story
How Loverboy went from obscurity to living the rock-‘n’-roll dream.
Story: Jon Roe

The New Pinups

Oct 21, 2012, Cover Story*
Profiling five Calgary fashion designers and their creative process.
Story: Malwina Gudowska & Rita Sirignano
Photography: Randy Gibson

*Nominated for Best Art Direction – Article at the Western Magazine Awards