Over the finish line

Click to enlarge This past February, 22 local bands recorded an entire album in 29 days. The RPM Challenge wasn’t a contest. No winners were awarded. It was a challenge aimed at encouraging musicians to just plunk down and focus on their music for a…

RPM tunes

Click here to hear music from successful NL RPM Challengers!

Artcity

What is a city government’s appropriate role with respect to the arts? In 2000 the city of St. John’s invited artists from all disciplines to help it develop a set of recommendations to make the city a more art-friendly place. Since then, the city has…

The Index

Average number of hours working NLers spent on the job per week in 2006 : 38.9 Average number of hours working Canadians spent : 36.5 Number of times the word “strong” was said in the provincial government’s Speech from the Throne : 25 Number of…

Paper Covers Rock

Queen is one of the few legends of popular music who will not be performing in St. John’s this spring. Alex Pierson ventures through time and space. Corner Brook: No Vertigo? Bad news for Corner Brook bands, and fans of those bands. The new venue…

Planet of the crêpes

Andreae Prozesky cuts through the crêpes. It seemed like a great idea at the time: in honour of the RPM challenge, I would do a column on crêpes. You know, like in the early part of the film Amélie, in which the young Amélie imagines…

Urban tumbleweed at risk?

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/UDXjnW3nIWg” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Elling Lien is bagged. The plastic shopping bag had its moment of glory almost ten years ago in a particular scene of the movie American Beauty. A bag dancing in the wind in Ricky’s video appeared so full of…

Shelley Pardy

Occupation: Former executive director of the NLEN, current Sustainability Coordinator at MUN, mother of a two year old daughter, with another child on the way.

Early Plans for Pippy Park

In 1966, with the new buildings of Memorial University finally sprouting and Confederation Building well established, Premier Smallwood announced in the House of Assembly his intentions to create a grand park in the north of St. John’s “that will attract attention across Canada.” The vision…

Storefront

Emilie Bourque disco dances to local business news Everything’s waiting for you The Downtown Development Commission (DDC) is pairing up with the city to undertake a parking study of the downtown. It will give them recommendations on parking trends and needs for the next five…

News bites

Recycle like it’s 2009 It’s official: St. John’s curbside recycling program will come into effect later in 2009, city council has announced. Similar programs have been running for more than 20 years in some parts of Canada, and we’re definitely one of the last ones…

Bard’s eye view

Since April is poetry month and all, Andreae Prozesky caught up with the extremely busy St. John’s poet laureate Agnes Walsh to find out her plans, and to ask how things are going halfway through her term as the city’s official scribe. Once upon a…

DIY: Remembering names

Bryhanna Greenough is really sorry, but she can’t remember your name. I will admit to you now that whatever part of the brain is supposed to recognize faces and associate them with names, I don’t have it. I am horrible at remembering people’s names.

Hot tickets

A few of our picks of the fortnight. Edible books! Prize for best hat! Contest for person most looking like royalty! It’s a celebration of the 8th International Edible Books High Tea at Eastern Edge Gallery (Sun Mar 30)