…Why Pride? …Why not?

Dr. Ailsa Craig is fascinated by how people identify themselves. A professor of Sociology at MUN, she has taught many courses on Gender and Sexuality, and has, over the years, developed and taught workshops on diversity, tolerance, building awareness, education, and celebration about all things…

Lori Yetman

Occupation(s): Sexual Harassment Advisor & Women’s Studies Instructor at MUN. Also founder of & writer for CASE (Creative Acting for Safe Environments), MUN’s feminist theatre troupe. Age: Last December, Lori celebrated the 19th anniversary of her 25th birthday Hometown: St. John’s, now living in Pouch…

Drag Idol

Rachel Jean Harding says aside from a little padding, there’s nothing false about Drag Idol. Five years ago, Zone 216’s DJ, Fabian Fitzpatrick, a huge fan of the Idol television series franchise, wanted to put off his very own version of the competition. But with…

“Washroom Walls” Project

This spring, Gower Street United goers took to writing on the Church washroom walls. Mind you, not without permission. The “Washroom Walls” project places flip chart paper and markers in all the church loos extending an invitation to everyone to anonymously, but publicly, express their…

DJ Fabian

Djing on the local gay scene since 1987, and at Zone 216 since 1994. “top 3 picks that no gay person should be without.” Mika — Life in Cartoon Motion “One of the best albums of this year. Every track is irresistable ‘Elton John meets…

Gemma Schlamp-Hickey

Gemma Schlamp-Hickey is a busy, busy person. She’s Chair of the Board of the AIDS Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador, Training Coordinator for Community Mediation Services, has held positions at the Sexual Health Centre, was president of Egale (a national organization that fights for LGBT…

Storefront

Dana Cooper does the tours of the stores. Hi friends. There is no longer any question of where the summer went, or when it will come, or what we did to deserve this sort of weather. Sunny day follows humid, sunny day. There are free…

BBQ, with relish

Andreae Prozesky goes all veggie BBQ Just because I’ve been converted to omnivorism doesn’t mean I don’t still enjoy a good veggie burger. A person can’t go from zero to all-beef just like that. You would think that summertime, with its abundance of produce and…

Almost stellar

Bryhanna Greenough sneaks a peek at Danny Boyle’s upcoming film Sunshine. The sun is dying, and earth is settling into a new ice age—a solar winter. Spaceship Icarus II is on a last-ditch mission to save the world. On a trajectory headed straight for the…

Wasisname?

Emilie Bourque gets political with Toronto Afrofunk band Mr. Something Something. Change is possible. Anything can happen. After spending a night grooving to the music of Toronto’s Mr. Something Something, you may be surprised what you believe. With a festive style, socially-conscious lyrics, and a…

Squeak!

Sarah Smellie can hear The Rats in the Walls. We all know all those strange noises you hear in the middle of the night have a rational explanation. But at one point or another, we have all believed those noises were caused by brain-eating zombies….

Quick Tickets

For July 19-August 2 1st Annual Accordion Idol The winner goes home with $3000. (Bell Island, July 28 & 29) A Mid Summer Night’s Dream Get your house on with DJ Hatiras, two time Juno award winner for ‘Best Dance’ at Pride Week’s final bash…

Shine a light

Bryhanna Greenough makes a lantern for the Victoria Park Lantern Festival. All that remains of the swimming pool in Victoria Park is a rectangular outline in the grass. There the vegetation struggles to grow, only managing to sprout in uneven tufts. The Cascade River once…

Bob Snider and Bob Wiseman

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/YfqgxA68IIA” width=”400″ height=”330″ wmode=”transparent” /] Is one Bob ever enough? And does our fair City of Legends ever reach full legend capacity? Nay, and nay again, you cry? Well, how about this: pillar of the Canadian folk-acoustic community Bob Snider and singer-songwriter-producer-filmmaker Bob Wiseman…