Heat came to the city last week, in more ways than one. This week’s Edmonton Blog Watch features controversial posts involving the Edmonton airport lands, Greenpeace, Ralph Klein, nerds, a Taste of Edmonton, and even the horrific triple murder at the U of A. There’s lots of excellent commentary for you to digest, maybe over your morning coffee? Or afternoon snack? Late-evening comestible? Night cap? Whatever you’re jamming into your mouth right now, you should jam some great content into your eyes while you’re doing it.
Remember: if you know of a post that should be included in the Edmonton Blog Watch, please use this handy submission form. I’m looking for stuff that is interesting, well-written and coherent — and, of course, written by someone from or in Edmonton. Those are my only criteria.
Here are my choices for must-read blog posts by Edmonton bloggers from last week, in no particular order:
- Kathleen Smith aka KikkiPlanet — hypertweeter and troll magnet — wrote a very interesting post on Greenpeace’s billboard issue with the Pattison Group,
suggesting that alleged plagiarism might be one of the reasons Pattison wouldn’t run their billboard. According to an anonymous commenter, however, Greenpeace received permission to run that billboard creative.
- zOe Todd — one of my favourite commenters on urban form, history and Edmonton in general — wrote a terrific post on the dubious name choices proposed for the City Centre Airport Lands.
- Mack Male used his regular Media Monday post to talk about the construction of headlines around the tragic story of the multiple murder/robbery on the University of Alberta campus last week.
- In light of Ralph Klein’s forthcoming Canadian Knighthood™, Dave Cournoyer comments on the former premier’s political resume.
- A Taste of Edmonton is coming back to Churchill Square in July, and food blogger Sharon Yeo covered the launch event for the festival last week.
- Finally, Brandon Schatz from Comics! The Blog talks about inclusion in the world of nerdish proclivities — we need more of it, not less.
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