Changing The Battery

Elling Lien speaks with Folklore grad students Maureen Power, Jed Baker, Rita Colavincenzo about what they discovered in their three month study of a St. John’s neighbourhood in dramatic transition from traditional fishing village to upscale neighbourhood. The class of eight produced an exhibit called…

The Tin Man

Almost 20 years ago, Bob Puddicombe of Jenkins and Puddicombe Sheet Metal Ltd. (12  Hamilton Ave) made himself a Tin Man suit to wear to St. John’s’ first ever George Street Mardi Gras. Bob and his costume won first prize. Since then the Tin Man…

Fruitcake

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWwBssmERFk 540 450] Andreae Prozesky will have her fruitcake and eat it too. Once upon a time, before I started blathering endlessly about food, I used to blather endlessly about Shakespeare.     Indeed, the first time I ever made a fruitcake, it wasn’t with a…

Panel to panel

Elling Lien speaks with St. John’s comic artist and promoter of the comic arts Wallace Ryan about his life and his upcoming “School of Comic Books and Graphic Novels” class at the Anna Templeton Centre. Drawings of Wallace are courtesy the artist and are copyright…

Eco-wrapping

Bryhanna Greenough wraps up the holidays with furoshiki. (Click image to visit Japan’s Environment Ministry website on furoshiki) Japanese culture is a wrapping culture. Traditional dress involves wrapping layers of fabric about the torso and holding it fast with an obi. Sushi, which is essentially…

Christmas movie substitutions

Jonathan Adams and Ted Bonnah recommend three lesser known holiday features to replace the overfamiliar holiday television programming.

Get Wize

Have you ever listened to reggae and thought it was just a little too slow? Like half as slow as it should be?    Well, you’re in luck, because starting this month, you’ll be able to hear the drum and feel the bass of jungle music…

Craig Francis Power

10 questions for Craig Francis Power, artist, outspoken art critic, and Chair of the Board at Eastern Edge Gallery.

On Blitzen, on Donner, on Cupid, etc!

Dana Cooper has the spirit, do you have the spirit? It’s comin’ on Christmas and the retail madness has begun. In the shops and malls, one gets a sense of heightened alertness. Extra staff are at hand, hours are extended, there’s a gift-wrapper ready to…

Virginia Fudge CD release

Virginia Fudge left her hometown of Lewisporte and took a break from her job as a French and Music teacher in Norris Arm to do what she dreamt of doing. “I hope that now I can be a different sort of example to those kids,”…

Notwithstand up for your rights

Elling Lien isn’t really a paranoid conspiracy-theorist, he just plays one in The Scope. NOT THE NOTWITHSTANDING SANTA You know, people in the rest of the world look to Canada with envy.     We have national healthcare, we have clean water, the use of marijuana…

Nickel Scavenger Hunt

We know your type. There’s a part of you that needs to pick blueberries every August. And although the berries are tasty, it’s the act of picking that satisfies you.    Back in the city, you can’t look a garage sale in the eye without feeling…

Fuck my wife, please!

Dan Savage checks the nest for cuckoo’s eggs. This week’s Savage Love can be found online here. A new Savage Love podcast is available for download every Tuesday at www.thestranger.com/savage. mail@savagelove.net

Other events Thursday

Christmas in the City, The Walk on the Water crew has an evening walk planned with a few fun stops. Register at 579-8391, 7pm-10pm, bring a food bank donation,151 Water Forum: Human Rights Criteria for Peacekeeping w/Mike O’Brien, Professor of Military and Naval History. This…