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My interview with internationally known artist Andrew Salgado

Twenty-five years ago, at the age of 10, Andrew Salgado was just another kid who’d decided to take art classes at Regina’s Neil Balkwill Centre. Today he’s a celebrated and critically acclaimed artist whose last 11 solo exhibitions (in cities as diverse as London, New York, Miami and Cape Town) have sold out, and who has been interviewed by major magazines and newspapers around the world. In January and February, Salgado’s paintings were featured in a survey exhibition entitled TEN at The Canadian High Commission in Trafalgar Square, London, which coincided with the release of the first artist monograph (work published in book form) featuring his paintings. He’s even been ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 11:49, March 2nd, 2017 under Blog, Writing and Editing | Comment now »

The magazine article version of my interview with Atom Egoyan…

...has appeared in Refined Regina. Click on the image below to get a larger look at how it appeared.

Posted by Edward Willett at 9:31, November 29th, 2016 under Blog, Writing and Editing | Comment now »

Saturday Special from the Vaults: Dragons over Europe

This article appeared in InQuest, a now-defunct magazine that focused on games and game reviews--originally, when I wrote for it ca. 1996, only on collectible card games. This story was based on the premise that creatures from Dominia, one of the multiple parallel worlds in the card game Magic: The Gathering, invaded Earth in the past, so I guess you could call it alternate history! It was fun to write, anyway: it's kind of like a science column written around a complete made-up "discovery." One other fun note: the scientists quoted are real scientists, and the quotes are real, too. They all graciously agreed to provide expert commentary for this obviously fictional "science" article. ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 11:44, December 17th, 2011 under Blog | Comment now »

Up close and personal with Paul J. Hill

With the summer issue of Fine Lifestyles Regina just around the corner, I thought I'd post my cover story from the spring issue, an interview with Regina businessman Paul J. Hill. Enjoy! *** Paul Hill says he’s most known in Regina for three things: his blue 1976 Mercury Marquis, his habit of consuming eight Diet Cokes a day, and his addiction to non-fat frozen yogurt. Of course, that list leaves out one other minor thing of note: Paul is president and CEO of The Hill Companies and Harvard Developments Inc., companies intimately intertwined with the history of Regina, owning and/or managing more than two million square feet in ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 14:01, July 13th, 2010 under Blog | Comment now »

Rob Fuller: from globetrotting chef to Regina restauranteur

As I've mentioned, I'm the new editor for Fine Lifestyle Regina magazine; but before I took on that job, I wrote two pieces as a freelancer for their first two issues. Here's the one that appeared in the premiere Spring 2009 issue, about chef Rob Fuller... *** Regina Chef Rob Fuller didn’t exactly grow up longing to cook. Born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do when he finished school. He considered a range of options, including the military. But “a friend of mine was having an absolute riot at culinary college,” he says, “and I wanted some of that.” And so off he went. With his ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 22:22, July 24th, 2009 under Blog | Comment now »