The Valentine Issue

Come-by-Chance: Local aphrodisiacs Death by Chocolate: Book review and interview with Carol Off Counting the Ways: Love and local cds Storefront: Lovely business Food Nerd: Waffles – syrup traps of love DIY: Yoga classes Nooks & Crannies: Ed loves Kelly Questionnaire: Vampires of Love Some…

Ed loves Kelly

(Photo by Karmella Perez) Of St. John’s’ many graffitied retaining walls, the most desperately romantic was sadly covered up some time ago. On the east end of Duckworth, hovering above the dirt lot across from the Sir Humphrey Gilbert Building, in thick, green, house-painted strokes,…

Come-by-Chance

Sara Tilley and the search for an aphrodisiac to call our own. Since the human race first began recording its customs way back in the days of pictographs, there has been evidence of our use of aphrodisiacs. Loosely defined as any agent which arouses or…

Syrup traps of love

Andreae Prozesky says it with waffles. I suppose that when if think about it there’s nothing particularly sexy about waffles. The word “waffle” itself isn’t so great. It rhymes with “awful,” for one thing. It’s actually more silly than anything else. Then again, “waffle” is…

Death by chocolate

Interview with Carol Off about her book on the real, human cost of chocolate.

Yoga as snow shovel

Bryhanna Greenough salutes the winter sun. I’ve just spent another day holed up in the apartment, banging away on the keyboard like a zombie monkey, eating cold pasta from the container. The cat packs my dirty sock around in his mouth as I think to…

Counting the ways

Investigative reporter Dana Cooper applies some solid statistical analysis to three recent CDs by artists who call St. John’s home. LINDSAY BARR DEVIL OF PRIDE Lindsay’s solo album, released last December, has ten songs inspired by her personal experiences. Only one of those – “Creeps…

Some people cry

Bryhanna Greenough talks with MusicNL’s 2006 Female Artist of the Year and hurtin’ song expert Sherry Ryan about matters of the heart. What role does love play in your music? If you look at the theme of my last album – Bottom of a Heart…

Lovely business

Dana Cooper on business matters of the heart. I ♥ YOU, ST. JOHN’S Hello, fellow love-struck citizens! Let bells peal, doves fly, and huzzahs ring out from the rooftops. From here on in, it should be a little easier to go a-strollin’ with your honey….

Eddie: Iron Maiden Tribute

Why should you love Iron Maiden? Let me count the ways… 1. They put on legendary no-holds-barred stage shows involving fire, make-up, magicians, fake blood, and a Guinness-record-breaking PA system. 2. During their Number of the Beast tour in the 80s, frenzied Christians reacted by…

Birds! Birds! Birds!

Don’t you hate it when you see a cool looking bird and you creep up to get a better look and just when you get close, it flies away? It’s like its saying ‘So long jerk! I’ve got wings and you don’t. Cheep cheep!‘ Well,…

Climate who?

IT’S OFFICIAL, WE’RE TO BLAME Big report number 4 from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is set to be released to the public on Friday, Feb. 2, and the news isn’t good. The information won’t truly be surprising to anyone following the issue,…

Stepping up

Dan Savage, usurped! 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