Breakfast Face-Off 2007

By Bryhanna Greenough Ah, breakfast. Where would we be without it? Hungry and grouchy, most likely. Not only is it the most important meal of the day, but breakfast is also the cheapest meal to eat out. And nothing beats hot buttery toast, eggs done…

Inter-where?

Wireless internet in the city.By Emilie Bourque and Elling Lien You: A laptop user on the move. The problem: It’s 2 in the morning, you don’t have internet access at home, the library’s closed, and you need to send an e-mail to your mom before…

DIY Planner

Bryhanna Greenough gets organized, on paper. School means pain. Or at least it can, especially if you have no plan of attack for the readings, papers, or exams it throws at you. Without a plan, your school life can, in what seems like a blink…

St. John’s area crap weather survival tips

By Sarah Smellie Let’s be honest here: things may be all right now, but St. John’s has some rather intense weather on the way. We’re talking a day of solid snowfall that accumulates into ten-foot-high snowdrifts, followed by a day of pissing rain which turns…

We can make sandwiches

Andreae Prozesky brings you the sandwich-y goodness. Back-to school time, then, is it? Sure, it’s all fun and games now, all Georgestreety weekends and book-buying frenzies, but sooner or later you’re going to have to buckle down and get some work done. If you’re anything…

Talent show

Elling Lien talks to Benjamin Kowalewicz, lead singer of Billy Talent Are you on a break now? Yeah, I’m at home, which is absolutely amazing and wonderful. How long has it been? This was about fifteen months of touring. We’re a little tired, so we…

A perfect vault

Sarah Smellie—bold and noble, with a nutty finish. Karl approved Since their official opening at 291 Water Street on August 10th, St. John’s newest fine dining establishment, The Vault, has been packed every night, much to the elation of general manager and co-owner, Cyndi Lundrigan….

Hot tickets for Aug 30 – Sept 13, 2007

Some of our picks of the fortnight CLASSIC MOVIE MONDAY A new monthly movie series is taking the classics to the big screen at Empire Cinemas Mount Pearl. See Gone With The Wind for a mere five bucks. (Sept 10) FULL-ON DEVIL FINGERS! The Novaks…

Springheel Jack

114 Merrymeeting Rd The house at 114 Merrymeeting Rd. bears an unusual brass plaque. It identifies the Rabbitown residence as the location of the second sighting of a certain Springheel Jack—a name straight out of Victorian England folklore.

Tales from rental hell

Emilie Bourque tells you how to deal with a lording landlord. Let’s face it: there’s usually a gap between living with mom and dad and being able to afford your own home, that is at least a few years long. At some point in life,…

Supersweet

Jordan Canning says Superbad is superbad, in a good way. I fully admit to being biased when it comes to this film. For months I have eagerly awaited its release, re-watching episodes of the TV series Arrested Development, and becoming addicted to Michael Cera’s online…

Paper Covers Rock

Anshuman Iddamsetty spreads the thrashes to the masses. Welcome back, kids. I’ve dropped doing cool stuff for another edition of St. John’s musical miscellany. 3, 2, 1 Go! Poutine + Bossa Nova Prep yourself for Casio jams about trucker hats, Metroid, and the unrequited love…

Janet Goosney

Occupation: Information Services Librarian Age: 33 Home town: St. John’s Musical preferences: Traditional Newfoundland music, classical, and 80s music (“‘cause I’m a child of the 80s!”) Last book(s) read: Summer of My Amazing Luck by Miriam Toews Zodiac sign: Libra Words of wisdom: “Information literacy…

Tomboy troubles

Sex and love columnist Dan Savage uses his ‘geek-sharp critical-thinking skills.’ I’m a high-school girl with big problems. All my life I’ve worn boy clothes and had male friends, mainly because I’m into “male” things like video games and geek stuff. As high school approached,…