Art house rocks

Bryhanna Greenough says short movies about eggs and sheep may indeed be weird, but what’s the fun of life without a little bit of weird? Sitting in a padded seat with a biggie pop mounted in your cup holder is not the only way to…

Surfing the third wave

Danielle Devereaux, feminist film-goer, reviews the Sunday afternoon line-up for this year’s Women’s Film Festival. The theme of this year’s Women’s Film Festival is “made by a woman, for everyone.” Like the circular saw held by the Debbie Travis look-a-like on this year’s WFF poster…

Rock rock the spot (Part III)

(Photo by Justin Madol) Hip-hop culture consists of 4 basic elements, graffiti art, b-boying, DJing, and MCing. In recent years — maybe even since the end of the 90’s — MCing has taken over as the most popular element. But that hasn’t stopped local Greg…

Dining in

Erin McKee munches on the local short film Dinner for One. Love is nourishing. Dinner for One opens with a beautiful plate of spaghetti in progress, all luscious tomatoes and colourful sweet peppers and flecks of very green parsley piled high. Tendrils of heat rise…

Squash

Andreae Prozesky, eater of squash.   Squash is a marker of time. Every September, grocery-store bins fill up with beautiful dark green and orange and creamy yellow-brown hard-shelled vegetables. Tumbling over one another, they mirror the changing colours of the landscape and bring about thoughts of…

Atlantic Palace

Diana Daly gives you local business news with exclamation points. ATLANTIC PALACESo this week I decided to check out the “new” Atlantic Place and I have to say, I kinda like it. It’s been nipped and tucked, bleached, straightened and looks like it’s on a…

Lucinda Williams Tribute

“The difference with Lucinda is that she’s an artist, not an entertainer.”  – Dub Cornett The daughter of a poet and a piano major, Lucinda Williams straddles the best of both world. She just plain gets it. And this weekend, local singer-songwriters Sherry Ryan and…

Leon Trotsky? At Cochrane House?

The Newfoundland Historic Trust plaque at Cochrane House lists Leon Trotsky among its many famous former hotel guests. Trotsky was a Bolshevik revolutionary and Marxist theorist. He helped create the Soviet Red Army, and lead them to victory in the Russian Revolution, only to be…

Real estate ho!

Dubloon storageYou’re a pirate. You’ve been sailing the seas for weeks on end without a rest. You’re completely shagged out. …What you need is a pirate hideout.    Lucky for you, the City of St. John’s is currently accepting Expressions of Interest for the lease of…

Too tiny for the bottom line

So you may have noticed that the bottom line on page 2 of this week’s edition is a little hard to read. We at The Scope pride ourselves on our frequent usage of infinitesimal font sizes, but this issue I think we went a little…

Music Thursday

Acoustic Insiders, 10pm, no cover, Martini Bar Amanda Pardy Benefit: Damien Follet, Napper Tandy + Moonmen, 6pm, $10, Club One Chris Picco (solo) 10pm, $5, Rose & Thistle Dave Pike & Co, Stetson Lounge Denielle Hann, 6pm-9pm, Larry Foley & Patrick Moran 10:30pm, O’Reilly’s Freddy…