Sarah Slean

After a seven month promotional stint in France, the mysterious, melancholic, cabaret-influenced pop singer Sarah Slean is back in Canada and about to make a stop here in town to support the release of her latest live album Orphan Music.    Elling Lien caught her on…

A matter of trust

The Scope photographer Rachel Jean Harding turned the lens on photographer Sheilagh O’Leary at home, touching up the photos for her upcoming exhibit of nudes entitled Human Natured.

Birthplace

Andreae Prozesky responds to Newfoundland midwifery film Gentle Beginnings. “Of the 210 countries that belong to the World Health Organization (WHO), only nine do not yet have provisions for midwives in their national health care systems. They are Panama, Honduras, The New Hebrides, El Salvador,…

Granola party!

See Andreae Prozesky partying? It’s the granola. There are some acts that are so virtuous that they can actually erase certain sins from your cosmic record. Making granola can absolve you of tax evasion, jaywalking, and the use of “party” as a verb. Gone. Ka-poof.   …

Kitties!

Bryhanna Greenough is a frequent visitor to ratemykitten.com (Illustration by Kira Sheppard) At 500 grams, my new little friend weighs about as much as a can of beans. But let me tell you, it’s as if a truckload of needs and desires were stuffed into…

Sea City View

Walking along the Outer Battery on your way to or back from the Signal Hill trail you encounter a rickety wooden edifice painted bright yellow with a green sign posted out front that reads: “Never Confuse Education With Intelligence.” This structure is in fact the…

Home Grown Dope Jam 5

As the name implies, you don’t have to look beyond this island’s rocky shores to experience the sounds of hip hop and reggae. As the name also implies, you might be able to spread it on your toast, but I don’t suggest you do so….

Nibbles and bites

Zander Pierson nibbles at local restaurant news. “Come unto me, all ye that labour in the stomach, and I will restore ye”– M. Boulanger The first restaurant ever is rumoured to have been started in Paris all the way back in 1765, by a gentleman…

Sheep for a wheat

If Elling Lien and Bryhanna Greenough buy nothing at the mall and no one hears them, did they really buy something? INACTION ACTION Although we live in Canada, it’s fairly common knowledge that the American Thanksgiving falls on November 23, tucked halfway between the commercial…

Chris Picco Band

Chris Picco is St. John’s latest repatriated ex-patriot musician. Back from Toronto to record the follow-up to his 2005 debut album, he has teamed up with Mark Neary, Elliott Dicks and Mark Bragg to create the hottest straight-up rock band this city has heard in…

Printers’ Fair

Bibliophiles and book-fetishists of all stripes, among whom (as I lovingly fondle the durable spine of my first-edition mass market paperback copy of Arthur Hailey’s Airport) I include myself, will not want to miss the Printers’ Fair on Sunday, November 26 at the Masonic Temple….

Janet Kelly

10 questions for Janet Kelly, owner and founder of Auntie Crae’s specialty food store.

Nice zits

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