Jungle Jim’s

709-745-6060 Topsail Rd and George St www.junglejims.ca

Something in the air

On three days stretched over the next two weeks, the first ever Newfoundland reggae festival-The Grand Banks Reggae Festival-will be hitting the city of St. John’s. Featuring more than a dozen local reggae (or reggae-influenced) acts on the stage, could this be proof that island…

Park it

Elling Lien is in the market for some reflector tape. DESIGNING HAPPINESS “We really have to admit that over the past 100 years we have been building cities much more for mobility than for people’s well-being. Every year thousands of children are killed by cars….

Storefront 12/20/07

Emilie Bourque checks out what’s kicking in local business news. The real deal—no Bushido If anyone feels like burning off all that turkey—or Tofurkey—you’ll be eating over the holidays, all of a sudden there’s definitely no lack of places to sweat here in town. A…

The New Year’s Eve fireworks

Pier 19 If you were to check out Pier 19 on most any day this December, you’ll see a quiet, unassuming place: a parking lot thick with snow and a few smallish boats tied up alongside the Southside Road. But on December 31st, this area…

Mummer to mummer

Newly mummered Elling Lien speaks with a long-time practitioner and enthusiast Chris Brookes. So I hear you’re a mummering legend! I don’t think so. I was doing it a long time ago. Usually these days a little crowd of us go out one night over…

Lost bearings

Jordan Canning thinks Chris Weitz needs a Golden Compass of his own. One thing I harp on about in these reviews is story. Every film tells a story, but not every film tells it well. And it usually comes down to the script. I will…

Cheese balls

Andreae Prozesky puts the challenge forth: “do you have the cheese balls?” A few years ago, I was handed-down a wonderfully retro wooden cheese board. You know, the sort with little troughs along the side for a row of crackers, and another, smaller space along…

Savage love 12/20/07

Sex and love columnist Dan Savage unveils his Karmic Rule of Kink (KROK). I’m a 21-year-old female and I know the my-boyfriend-has-a-diaper-fetish thing has been done to death. But… We’ve been together for two years. When he mustered up the courage to tell me about…

Free Will Astrology 12/20/07

Scope astrologer Rob Brezsny supercharges your ambition. Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) French author and statesman André Malraux observed that Jesus Christ was the only anarchist who ever really succeeded. It’s no coincidence that Christ was a Capricorn, I might add, since the evolved…

Track review: Malajube — “Montreal -40°C”

Track review: Malajube — “Montreal -40°C” From Trompe l’oeil (2006) Montreal, Quebec www.malajube.com Darcy Fitzpatrick: For reasons that are beyond me, French-speaking Canadian film acting always strikes me as being more genuine than the English-speaking variety. Conversely, the opposite tends to prevail with music. There’s…