Billy the Kid Rides Again

BY TIM LASIUTA “This isn’t a western,” said Billy the Kid director, Englands’ Otto Bathhurst of his current project “This is a character study of Billy the Kid set in the West.” Bathhurst went on to explain that he wanted to tell the story of the relationship between Billy and his mother Kathleen, played by …

Cyrus Walker Western Pulp Artist

BY CRAIG COUILLARD In the late 1800s, the western art genre morphed from artists like Charlie Russell, who captured scenes he witnessed or his cowboy friends told him about, to more fictional tales in what would become known as dimestore western novels. Early western movies and TV shows perpetuated this ‘imagined West’ with depictions of …

Woman of the West

Buckles & Bling By Chelsey Becker If you know me, you know that my outfit is not complete without accessories. I feel incomplete without wearing (at minimum) a pair of earrings, a necklace with my favourite turquoise stone rings, and of course, a belt buckle.  For anyone in the rodeo and western industry, a belt …

Woman of the West

Soup for the Soul By Chelsey Becker Each year when the weather starts to turn, I am usually wanting to cook meals that are piping hot, and warm my soul. Homemade soups are a great fall dish that are simple to prepare, and a great make-ahead meal that is easy to freeze and reheat when …