Foreign objects included

Jonathan Adams hides under a folding chair from The Provincial Wrestling Alliance. (Photos by Rachel Jean Harding) Upstairs at the St. John’s Curling Club on Allandale Road is what might innocently be called a multipurpose room. A sign on the north wall labels it part…

Valuing Culture

Elling Lien chats with Andy Jones about rare cheese, a changing Newfoundland, and Uncle Val Who is Uncle Val?Uncle Val is a character I started in 1978, I based him on a friend of mine named Francis Colbert. Francis was from Job’s Cove in Conception…

Hard-Headed and Big-Hearted by Stuart Pierson

In 2001 when he passed away, historian and literary critic Stuart Pierson left behind a wealth of writing on contemporary Newfoundland culture. Pierson engages on several levels: as an historian concerned with getting the details just right, as a well-versed reader, and as a lover…

A/V

Gaspereau Forks, New Brunswick’s Philip Clark – also known as A/V – is a one-man dance party machine, and he’s hopping on a plane to St. John’s, and he’s bringing his Alesis sequencer and distortion pedals with him, and he’s ready to distort and aggro…

Food porn vs. the community cookbook

Andreae Prozesky has kicked the habit.   That’s it. I never thought it would happen but I think I’ve gone off food porn. I know, I know, a young hip foodie like myself is supposed to be all over the glossy photos of languid slabs of…

Pleasantville

When I was kid, Pleasantville was a place for girl guide meetings, bingo nights and Janeway visits.  But in 1943, it was a place for jeeps, guns and ammunition – the home of thousands of fighting Yankees!    Early in the Second World War, the United…

Rocket on

Danielle Devereaux says The Rocket is on target. Hockey Night in Canada has been back on the air for over a month, local leagues are in full skate, and given the frosty mornings of this past week, outdoor hockey scrimmages should be coming soon to…

Do it your own damn self

Bryhanna Greenough builds a better mousetrap. Now that nights have started leaving  frost on the pumpkins, all that is normally outside suddenly wants in, and to be successful here, all it has to do is aim in this general direction.   The membrane separating the inside…

Boogie on down…

Diana Daly boogaloos over to see what’s cookin’. I LIKE IT LIKE THATHave I ever mentioned that I love Boogaloo?  Did you know that their new store on Duckworth Street (on the corner of Pilot’s Hill) is full to the brim of cool, quality gear…

Smallville

Dan Savage sizes things up This week’s Savage Love can be found online here. There’s tons of advice from Savage Love readers for AWOL, the macrodicked reader with problems of his own, at www.thestranger.com/savage/macrodick. A new Savage Love podcast is available every Tuesday at www.thestranger.com/savage….

Ghettosocks and Wordburglar

One of Halifax’s most dedicated and talented rappers is also one of its most eccentric. Darren Pyper, also known as Ghettosocks, is easily recognizable with his oversized square-rimmed glasses and barely-hidden mischievous grin.     Pyper is a core member of the Halifax rap group Alpha…

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

Music Thursday

80s Night, Lottie’s Acoustic Insiders, 10pm-1am, no cover, Martini Bar Blair Harvey and The Dregs, The Ship Chris Picco, $5, Rose & Thistle Darrell Cooper (Acoustic blues) Fat Cat Dave Panting, Erin’s Pub Denielle Hann, 6pm-9pm, Larry Foley & Patrick Moran 10:30pm, O’Reilly’s Freddy Jorgensen,…