Newman wine horror!

Intrepid reporter Jonathan Adams spent the night in the Newman Wine Vaults to document the site’s paranormal activity. Here’s what he discovered. On the evening of Thursday, October 19, 2006, I am sent to the Newman Wine Vaults with naught but a sleeping bag, pillow,…

Hallowe’en + 364 days

(Abbyshot’s Kill Bill jacket) Adam Bragg, co-founder of Abbyshot Clothiers, is part of a team that manufactures euphoria. Drawing on films such as The Matrix, Kill Bill and Mad Max, as well as anime, music videos and video games, Abbyshot creates costumes for everyday life….

The Kremlin

10 questions for Comrade Lenin of St. John’s only serf rock group. What turns you on creatively, spiritually, or emotionally?Great art. As Trotsky said, “True art is unable not to be revolutionary.” What turns you off?Candy-sucking capitalists. What is your favorite curse word?Capitalist scum

The bygone days of popcorn balls

Andreae Prozesky pops the pop and walks the walk.   Food nerd that I may be, in my constant quest for new excuses to spend hours in the kitchen performing the most fiddly of tasks, I have yet to make my own Hallowe’en candy. I have…

Sugar, sugar…

Diana Daly treats you to the city’s treats. No tricks. DOGGOWE’ENINGThe handsome and helpful staff at the Dog House on Duckworth Street took me through their inventory of Hallowe’en costumes for dogs. Now, I love my dog Flossie, but this is going a bit far. …

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Hypnotism, insane asylums, somnambulism, prophecy, and murder: The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari is regarded as the earliest horror film (1920) and the quintessential example of German Expressionism.     Character emotion is conveyed through openly theatrical jerky acting, heavy stage makeup and, most notably, looming, geometrically…

Fresh Faces

Blue Island Records has quietly carved out a niche for itself as a label devoted to new and exciting folk and traditional music with a worldly, almost experimental twist. This Saturday, October 28, the label mounts the second instalment in its Fall concert series, a…

Donkey See, Donkey Doo

Dan Savage does not consult Wikipedia. Wikipedia consults Dan Savage. This week’s Savage Love can be found online here. You can read letters written in response to Dan’s advice to GREEN at www.thestranger.com/savage/green.

BOSJ

The online submission form is now up and running! (Phew!) Here are a few links to Best Of surveys in other cities… Vancouver Montreal Toronto Winnipeg Halifax We’re pretty excited about this here at the hive and hope you are too. Have fun!

Music Thursday

Acoustic Insiders, 10pm, no cover, Martini Bar Dave Panting, Erin’s Pub Denielle Hann, 6pm-9pm, Larry Foley & Patrick Moran 10:30pm, O’Reilly’s Freddy Jorgensen, Arthur O’Brien, 8pm, no cover, Kelly’s Pub Joe Belly, Fat Cat Mick Davis & The Main Drag, CBTG’s Night Music: Origin of…

Other events Thursday

Mall Walkers Club, 8:45am, Avalon Mall, 737-2333 Improv Workshop, from character development to scene structure, sight gags to verbal dexterity, all are welcome, 5:30pm-7:30pm, free, Rabbittown Theatre St. John’s Urban Forest Management Public Meeting, 7pm, Cahill Room, 4th Floor, City Hall Annex