Transcription thanks

Phew! Thanks so much to the people who volunteered to do interview transcription in this issue. Anna Kate Macdonald, Sherri Levesque, and Emilie Bourque. We couldn’t have done it without you.

Leonard Cohen coming to St. John’s

The world-famous singer, writer, and poet will be coming to Holy Heart Theatre on May 26. Tickets, which range from $72 to $100, go on sale next Thursday, March 20th at noon. They go on sale at the Mile One box office, or you can…

No Fourth Wall or Index this time…

Things got tight. Deadlines crept up, work piled up, time ran out, and we had to cut off some limbs temporarily. They’ll grow back in time for next issue, thankfully. Newspapers are like reptiles in that way. Phew! This newspaper business isn’t as easy as…

Sheilagh O’Leary

Photographer Planning to run for office in the upcoming municipal by-election. …What possessed you? I’ve been thinking about it for a couple of years to be honest. Social activism has always been my main thing, even before I got into photography. I was one of…

Joel Hynes

Writer Teaching creative writing to prisoners. What is the program at the Pen? It’s not really a program. It’s not like some kind of program was set in place down there by the system. More or less, it’s something that I’ve been wanting to do…

Willow Kean

Actor Taking on a challenging role. The Shape of a Girl, the play, is about Reena Virk—a Canadian girl who was murdered by a group of her highschool peers—but what is the role? The role is a 15 year old girl named Brady. The play…

Calla Lachance

Dancer Balancing work and art. You’re from Nova Scotia originally, and have lived in Toronto for a while… how did you end up moving to Newfoundland? My husband and I moved here two years ago this coming June. We moved here to take on the…

Laura Churchill and Jordan Canning

Laura Churchill (LC) and Jordan Canning (JC) Producer and director team Recently won the prestigious National Screen Institute prize. So when did you hear about the award? LC: We applied in November and we heard back in early January. January 4th we got the call….

Spring arts preview

Bryhanna Greenough takes a look ahead at some of the offerings coming to town. Annie Pootoogook There’s plenty of art coming out of the North these days that has nothing to do with soapstone carvings of polar bears and sled dogs, and although Anni Pootoogook…

Ride on

The final draft of the St. John’s Cycling Plan has been completed. It gives a detailed description of how we can set the city on a more bike-friendly path, from the simple (putting up signs on the road) to the more complicated (outfitting bike racks…

Paper Covers Rock

Alex Pierson says shares in rock are through the roof. SAC Tax You knew something like this was coming sometime… The Songwriters Association of Canada has just put forth a proposal it hopes will reconcile the chaos that is the music industry’s starving-in-the-desert royalty system….

Bonnie Leyton

Occupation: Owner of the the Leyton Gallery of Fine Arts. Artist. Mother of two.

Photo

duckworth street dialogue. Photo by Rachel Jean Harding

DIY: Sprouts

Bryhanna Greenough sprouts. Sprouting is part of nearly every kindergarten class. Somewhere between story time and trips to the water fountain; song circles and incubators full of fuzzy chicks; a cluster of beans were cracking apart inside a jar, their long white racers probing to…