St. John’s Best of 2006

(Cover illustration by the fabulous Jacob at thefloatingworld.net) When The Scope began running the Best Of St. John’s Readers’ Survey last fall we couldn’t predict who would win or even how many readers would respond. But, luckily, a trickle quickly turned into a good flow…

10 Bestestest

We asked a bunch of folks we know to make a list of their favourite things from 2006. Here’s what they gave us…

Miso hungry

(Photo by Jeremy Keith) Andreae Prozesky takes on miso, the "superfood."

Making Contact

Matt Mays’ new album When The Angels Make Contact is a mysterious, winding journey that may catch people familiar with Mays’ style off-guard. Elling Lien asked him about the project. What’s is When the Angels Make Contact?I shot a movie in the summertime and basically…

Slippery slopes

Danielle Devereaux speaks with outdoor enthusiast and film festival organizer Laura Pike about the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an international film competition held annually in Banff, Alberta. The main theme of the festival is, not surprisingly, mountain…

Mark Bragg vs. Chuck Norris

So I wanted to do an article on St. John’s musician Mark Bragg. I had done an interview with him, and I was about to do the normal things that music writers do, like writing an article, but I found his music deserved more. Bragg’s…

Get on the bus

Jonathan Adams hitches a ride on the Seniors Resource Centre’s Grocery Bus. Every Wednesday morning in St. John’s, a little white bus goes chugging through the city. It sets out from Torbay Road, ducking briefly into Kenny’s Park, then neatly bisects downtown, plunging down Garrison…

Storepast

Diana Daly takes a look back. What a year it’s been for new business! Since The Scope started this column in the fall we’ve seen a new clothing store, a new Chinese restaurant, a personalized chef service, a new recording studio and a gym open…

Happy Endings

Dan Savage and the war on sexual “internet terrorism.” 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