Simple things

Elling Lien speaks with Bry Webb, vocalist, guitarist and lyricist for The Constantines. You just moved to Montreal recently. How’s the weather out there? I like the winter here more than in Toronto. I find in Ontario you get a lot of snow and cold,…

Buried puzzles

Curious about the history of his Georgestown house and the artifacts he found in his backyard, Andrew Draskoy set to researching the history of the house and the area. To explain how he did it, to help other Georgestown residents explore the history of their…

Urinal headrests

  Erin’s Pub, 186 Water Street  Thanks to an ingenious toilet accessory, the male patrons of Erin’s Pub pee in comfort and maybe even with improved aim. Affixed above the washroom’s swishing urinals, two shamrock-green, padded-vinyl forehead rests beckon the weary pint-drinker to take a…

Draw!

“Meow! You’re a lucky woman Mrs. Tilley.” Michele Stamp’s Glen Tilley portrait (detail) Craig Francis Power draws on Newfoundland celebrity. Newfoundland celebrities are like herpes. Always there. No cure. I’ve always thought the incredible number of them was due to a kind of nationalism that…

Suit up

Bryhanna Greenough heard you were looking for a suit. Every guy needs a suit. I don’t mean new, expensive ones designed for climbing the corporate ladder. I’m talking about a suit to bust out when the house red starts flowing and the cheesy music starts…

Libido-si-do

Sex and love columnist Dan Savage libidoes Longtime reader with a vanilla question: What to do about differing libidos? We’re a straight couple together 20-plus years, and we’ve aged well. No weight gain, no radical changes in appearance. We are open and loving, and I…

Whale of a guy

Elling Lien has spent all his daylight savings. O JON SUPERMAN Yeah, I think my dad, Jon Lien, is awesome. In fact, if I were to describe him to you now, you’d probably mistake him for a character out of the Odyssey or a comic…

Bottom Line Mar 15-28

[M] Uh, hi. I was just calling to see if there is actually an answering machine at this number. I guess there is. So I guess I can say anything right now and you’d print it? [click] [M] This is an urgent message for [garbled]…