Hospital Bed Race

They’re racing hospital beds! At 10 am. July 7th, 2007 on the harbour front, Oxfam is hosting an event to mark the halfway-point of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). And it involves people pushing hospital beds. There will include 8 teams of 5…

Hey, Mr. Balloon Man

I just spent the past few minutes reading through David Hempleman-Adam’s weblog, which he has been updating regularly. He’s on day three of his helium-balloon-across-the-Atlantic journey, and looks like he’s over three-quarters of the way there. He hasn’t been getting much sleep, and is suffering…

Climate change

Elling Lien, inspired by academic, environmental and political activist George Monbiot’s book Heat: How To Stop the Planet From Burning, looks at some of the local numbers and asks, “what does St. John’s and the rest of the province have do to help stop the…

Jacob Rolfe

Occupation(s): Screen printer, cook, and actor. Age: 32 Hometown: Born in Halifax, grew up in Ottawa Musical preferences: Classic rock, 80s tunes, and dub reggae Last book read: The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan. (“Corn will never be the same.”) Zodiac sign: Scorpio Words of…

3 x 3 Reviews

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/1OjTspCqvk8″ width=”400″ height=”330″ wmode=”transparent” /] Track: The White Stripes — “Icky Thump” From Icky Thump (2007) Detroit www.whitestripes.com Anshuman Iddamsetty: Pleading organs and guttural gee-tars kick off Icky Thump’s titular track of doom. But don’t let the vague politics of Jack’s post-Raconteurs wail fool…

Reinventing the wheel

Bryhanna Greenough discovers what all the hoop-la is about. You probably remember the hula hoop. You most likely used one when when you were a kid. Or, more likely, you have a vague recollection of a hula hoop stuffed in the far corner of a…

Paper Covers Rock

Anshuman Iddamsetty leaves no local musical stone unturned. Welcome to the first edition of Paper Covers Rock—the feel-good summer hit of 2007—where I highlight the St. John’s music scene and try to add ‘dude’ in as much as possible. Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council throws…

Sicko

Ben Jackson says there aren’t any Band-Aid solutions in Michael Moore’s new documentary on the American private health care system. When a Fox News review calls the latest Michael Moore film “brilliant and uplifting,” you can bet it’s not what anyone was expecting.  Sicko is…

Go bake a cake

Andreae Prozesky makes a birthday wish It seems like only yesterday that a floppy little 8-page newborn Scope first tried out its wobbly foal’s legs, taking a few tentative steps down Duckworth Street. Oh, they grow up so fast! Sniff sniff! And now that the…

VOAR in Rabbittown

If you look closely at the south side of the Rabbittown Theatre on Merrymeeting and Linscott Street, you’ll see traces of white on the red brick of the former Seventh Day Adventist Academy.  The remnants of an old sign read “Radio VOAR”, the call letters…

Moose Cruise

Dana Cooper is hungry for local business news. Hello my honeys! How’s the summer treating you? And don’t ask ‘what summer’, I saw you out and about in your shorts last week. Doesn’t everyone look so different now? I was drinking beer on a public…

Beni Malone

The founder of the Wonderbolt Circus answers some tricky questions. Beni about Wonderbolt Circus’ 30-year history: “It’s been a lot of hard work. Lots of times an act of faith. But we’ve somehow managed to keep it all going, and it amazes me too, but…

Day at the Circus

Photographer Rachel Jean Harding dropped by the Wonderbolt Circus Camp to catch their end-of-the-week performance. Here are a few things she saw.

CBC Celebrity Soccer Match

Here’s something a little different: a sporting event that will include Snook, Buddy Wasisname, and Mark Critch having to actually look intimidating to another team. Soccer is the name of the game, and hilarious is what it will be to watch Olympic gold medalist himself,…