John Lennox

John Lennox is flying to town on a jet plane because he is avoiding long, dusty highways. Elling Lien spoke with him about his alt-country phobia, among other things. This past year John Lennox has been out promoting his 11-track Into the Bull’s Shoulder, a…

B.A. Johnston

BA Johnston may pretend to be a fat, lazy chud, but he’s really a sweet, funny guy who writes songs about things people secretly love but think they shouldn’t. Or things people secretly hate and think they shouldn’t. Or something like that. Elling Lien spoke…

Perry Bible Fellowship

In case you haven’t noticed, we started publishing Nicholas Gurewitch’s excellent Perry Bible Fellowship every issue. Oh yes.

Po-tay-to po-tah-to po-too-to

You say potato, Andreae Prozesky also says potato. This Saturday, people of all ages and persuasions will gather together to celebrate the humble tuber which has helped us Newfoundlanders eke out an existence from the rocky soil all these many years. Yes, it’s the 7th…

Road rage

After thousands of near-misses, close calls, and people not even going out on their bikes because it’s way too insane out there, it looks like there might be a flashing bike light shining at the end of the tunnel: Just this Monday, City Council struck…

MUN clock tower

Less a nook or a cranny than a giant cement behemoth, Memorial University’s clock tower is not without its curiosities.   Costing $500,000, the Memorial Tower was paid for in 2000 by the Johnson Family Foundation (of Geo Centre fame). Although controversial, its promoters said it…

Rock rock the spot (part II)

The Discounts may lie on what some people consider the fringes of hip-hop, but Neil Conway, organizer   of the popular yearly hip-hop and reggae event Home Grown Dope Jam, argues that you can still consider them a part of the culture. Elling Lien caught up…

The Blessing of the Animals

What do frozen bees and misunderstood wolves have in common? Both have found warmth and respite from this cruel world in St. Francis of Assisi. And who’s that? Why he’s the patron saint of animals of course. It just so happens that this Saturday, if…

Drive By – The Machine

John Rao and Michael Blanchard like to use the motto “we manufacture happiness.” This time they’ve teamed up to titillate you with hyper-coloured flowers, modern dance moves and visuals rendered by the beauty-loving Machine who asks, why spend hours in front of televisions, computers and…

Happy birthday Johnny Ruth

Come October 1, Johnny Ruth will be celebrating its first birthday. Bryhanna Greenough had a chat with owner Kim Winsor about what it means to run a socially responsible clothing shop.

Savage Love: “Women’s Work”

Sex and love columnist Dan Savage moves things, kills things, and pays for things… so you don’t have to… Read this week’s edition online here.

Other events Thursday

Mall Walkers Club, 8:45am, Avalon Mall, 737-2333 Weaving the Wind (Celtic harp) Ed Kavanagh, 1pm-2pm, Basilica

Music Thursday

Acoustic Insiders, 10pm, no cover, Martini Bar Art Pruce (country) w/ Jackie Sullivan, The Ship Asphyxiation, Devastator, Moke Cove, BackSeat Driver, 10:30pm, $5, The Basement (Sonic War Fair 2006) Blackie O’Leary, Fabulous 50’s Colin Harris (solo acoustic) Fat Cat Dave Panting, Erin’s Pub Dwight Yoakam,…

Cat Head Theatre

It’s no Cat-apostrophe, but it’s slightly funny… If you’re a Shakespeare nerd.