Who betrayed so kind a master

Maybe it was some beast there all along, waitin inside me. Sometimes it crosses me mind that maybe it’s in us all, murder and violence. But it never came out of me till that moment. Sometimes good people does bad shit. — Excerpt from a…

Greg Stack’s law office window

When lawyer Greg Stack approached painter, sculptor and friend Thomas Hutchings about creating a new window display for his Duckworth St. practice, he said he wanted something unusual.

Anne Budgell

The soon-to-retire host of CBC radio’s Radio Noon answers more than 9 questions. What is your current obsession? The honest answer to that is creating a workspace for myself at home, because I do want to work on something that I hope will be a…

Return to the foodular womb

Andreae Prozesky iz in ur house, grillin ur cheez. As if I needed any further proof that I’m completely out of the loop, there’s this: April is, in America, National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month. While I’m not so keen on the present US administration, I…

Muse mosaics

Erin McKee looks at Elaine Davis’ bead portraits. Local artist Elaine Davis is a portraitist with a twist: her materials of choice are beads and thread, not brushes or easels. “It’s like I’m painting with beads,” she says. “I use shadows like a painter would.”…

Hand-me-arounds

Bryhanna Greenough swaps till she drops. They say the moment it drives off the lot a new car loses almost a thousand dollars off its original value. Likewise, computers, cell phones and MP3 players have a shorter shelf-life than most dairy products. The same thing…

Tidbit action!

Elling Lien cut his hair this week, if you really must know. SEVEN CANUCK WONDERS It’s been a few thousand years since the ancient Greeks scribbled out their list of seven “theamata” or “must-sees” for Hellenic sight-seers, so how could they not be horribly out…

Humour, wonder, & fantasy

Craig Francis Power on local screenprinter and cartoonist Jennifer Barrett. I had a terrible childhood. Without going into too much detail about it, let me just say it had to do with my father being a drunk. I didn’t know that that’s what he was…

Free Comic Book Day

Sunday, May 5th will mark the sixth annual Free Comic Book Day. The formula has stayed the same since the beginning: it’s one day a year when comic stores have comics that you can take for free. The idea is to promote comics and hopefully…

Spring dealin’

Dana Cooper puts poultry in motion. Hey neighbours. It’s been a few weeks since we last spoke, and a lot’s changed. No snow, for one thing. Listen: I don’t care how dirty the sidewalk is. At least I can see the sidewalk. I’m going to…

Belly Up

The mirror scene in the Marx Brothers’ Duck Soup must produce in the viewer one of two reactions: delight mingled with awe, or a ho-hum attitude which snaps, “Let’s see them keep that up for another hour!” If you fall into the latter camp, you’re…

Get in the Van

If only going on tour were as easy as getting a van, stuffing it full of gear and musicians and high-tailing it off the island to play a string of well-attended shows in cities you previously only knew as dots on a map… SOCAN, Music…

John Edward Earnest Warren

Occupation: Manager of the Masonic Temple Hometown: “St. John’s, now.” Musical preferences: The violin and Newfoundland music on the violin. “There is one young lady around town here somewhere plays beautifully. A really great example of it was at the memorial for Vimy Ridge recently.”…