Call of the wild

St. John’s own Hey Rosetta! are releasing their highly anticipated second album, Into Your Lungs (And Around In Your Heart And On Through Your Blood), on June 3. Produced by Can-rock icon Hawksley Workman, it’s an epic piece of work, and with a tremendous amount…

St. John’s byelection

Photo by daquellamanera. So you like the idea of voting in the St. John’s byelection. …But what does that matter if you don’t know anything about the candidates or the issues? Here’s some information on what you need to do, and some links to help…

Field Notes

Photo by jpockele Kerri Breen is in bed by midnight, anyway. Rockstars get sleepy, too The debate has re-emerged: How late should bars serve alcohol? Some members of St. John’s City Council would like to see downtown dry up an hour or two earlier, and…

Jan Kergoat

Occupation: Outreach Worker at the Daybreak Parent Child Center Bio: Jan was born in Churchill, Manitoba. With a father in the Navy, she has lived all over the country, including a stint in Gander. At age 17 she and her family moved to Spain, where…

Just what is music worth, anyway?

Illustration based on photo by thp365 The digital age has raised plenty of questions about the value of music. This August in St. John’s, the Newfoundland and Labrador Musicians’ Association will host a national conference which will try to tackle some of the toughest problems…

ThePotterBrideFellowship

Zaren Healy White on the darker—although less-enchanting—installment of The Chronicles of Narnia. “You may find Narnia a more savage place than you remember,” says Trumpkin, a wry, surly dwarf. And he’s right: while snapshots of irony, humour, and outright cuteness temper The Chronicles of Narnia:…

Bannerman Park Digger

Bannerman Park Playground “Sand is an excellent means of expression for young people,” lauds a 1925 article in the Newfoundland Quarterly on the Playground and Recreation Association in St. John’s. “From early in the morning until dusk children may be found building away with a…

Pushing the boulder

Andreae Prozesky on Marie Wadden’s new book, Where the Pavement Ends. Aboriginals in Canada have suffered immeasurably at the hands of the Canadian government. The legacy of colonialism and residential schooling, loss of language, loss of tradition and land, and generations of physical and sexual…

The humble jar of jam

Photo by mwri Andreae Prozesky gets her fruit preserves on. Consider the humble jar of jam. A staple of each pantry and fridge, perhaps, but how often is it called upon to serve any purpose outside other than as a foil for peanut butter or…

The Index

Canadian nurses not working overtime who reported medication error: 14% Canadian nurses working overtime who reported medication error: 22% Proportion of Canadian households using only land-line telephone service: 30% Number of households in NL  using only land-line telephone service: 36% Newfoundland and Labrador GDP per…

Storefront

Free stuff. The Giving Tree closes up shop. Emilie Bourque gives away all the local business news. Thrifted out of thrift shops So what’s happening to all the downtown thrift stores? The Giving Tree on Gower Street closed recently, putting its items out on the…