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Women With Kitchen Appliances

Artist-run centre the Eastern Edge is throwing its annual 24 Hour Art Marathon—an art-making and all-out party kind of deal—on August 16th to 17th, noon to noon, this year. Last year it won “Best Local Event of 2007” in The Scope’s Best of St. John’s…

Storm’s a-brewin’

Joel Plaskett is coming to town to play a show at the Our Future in Music conference and festival—an event that aims to help musicians make a living making music and chart a course through these tumultuous waters. What better time, then, to pick the…

Look up, way up

The empty lot at the corner of Water and Prescott street may soon be home to a new hotel. Should it be 11 storeys? 6 storeys? Does it really have to be a hotel? Can we be Europe and Toronto at the same time? by…

Storefront

Barry and Donna Imhoff of Athome Furnishing Sydney Blackmore window-shops for work, not fun. Amish paradise The Amish are coming! Well, sort of. Athome Furnishing has infiltrated the city’s furniture world and is offering Amish-made wooden pieces supplied by the Illinois-based company, Simply Amish. The…

Stupid, but charming

Colin Browne is wooed by the juvenile Step Brothers. What’s that you say? You’ve been waiting all summer for the chance to see Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly act like idiots again? Well, get in line, because Step Brothers is here.

St. John’s Photowalk

On Saturday, August 23, local photographer Darrell Strickland will be leading a group on a walk through old St. John’s and ending at Jungle Jims “to compare shots and talk about the shot that got away.” The best shot of the day will receive Scott…

The Darko Knight

Justin Madol as Donnie Darko (with Frank in the background, of course.) Sarah Smellie chats with young playwright and director Jamie MacDonald about his new, ambitious project, Darko. “I was ready to jump in over my head with this one,” says Jamie MacDonald as he…

Berry forage storage

Look out! Andreae Prozesky is already preparing for the winter. It seems I got a bit carried away last week with my strawberry dacquoise adventures. There were so many more things about berry season that I had meant to say, so let’s call this fortnight’s…

Plaskett interview clips

Extra interview clips with Joel Plaskett …About how it has been to have his dad play on a new solo album he’s working on. Listen here. …About what it was like to work with producer Gordie Johnson (of Grady and Big Sugar) on Ashtray Rock….

William Pryse-Phillips

Occupation: Professor of Medicine (Neurology) at MUN Bio: Dr. Pryse-Phillips is the reason Rawlin’s Cross looks so darn pretty in the summertime—but we’re getting ahead of ourselves… Born in London, England, in 1937, he and his family left London at the end of the Battle…

Canada’s artists are mostly rejects

Kerri Breen talks to a rep at the Canada Council for the Arts and local artist Liz Pickard about the realities of arts funding, and how to get a project grant. Each year, hundreds of millions of dollars are devoted to sustaining Canada’s artistic production…

DIY Stairs

Dave Sullivan builds you some stairs. Having trouble reaching that beer on the upper shelf? Well, by’, you’re in luck, I’m currently enrolled in an education program at MUN that teaches ME how to teach CHILDREN Skilled Trades, and now I’m gonna teach YOU how…

Video Game Review: Ninja Gaiden II

Xbox 360 The magnificent crew at Team Ninja has partnered up with Tecmo once more to bring we—the huddled masses—the newest Ninja Gaiden installment. For anyone who dabbled in ‘the first one’ for the Xbox, you will be as familiar with this bloodbath for the…