Halliday Place

St. John’s most quiet cul-de-sac While houses in the university area are aggressively sought – not just by students but also by families – there’s one curious cul-de-sac off of Elizabeth Avenue that has remained empty for years.

Field Notes

Kerri Breen is excited about new local albums. Slippery Rabbits debuts album locally When people come home from da mainland they generally bring trucks, spoiled youngsters, and sketchy oil money to inject into the economy. But Cherie Pyne will be returning to the island with…

DVD Review: Charlie Bartlett

Directed by Jon Poll The doctor is in, and he’s a 17-year old private-school reject faking mental illness to obtain pills for resale to his fellow students. Anton Yelchin may be toothache-inducingly sweet as Charlie Bartlett, but while the film glimmers with some moments of…

Photo

stencil on pillar under kenmount road overpass—artist unknown. Photo by Rachel Jean Harding.

Track review: AE Bridger “Stretch-a-Sketch”

Track Review: “Stretch-a-Sketch” by AE Bridger From I am a Ghostly Leech (2008) St. John’s, NL soundclick.com/bands/aebridger Alison Corbett: Neurologist Oliver Sacks writes that, although rare, many of his patients report having musical hallucinations. His patients often refer to the hearing recordings in their head…

Free Will Astrology

Virgo, you should believe in more stuff you can’t see, says Rob Brezsny. Leo (July 23 – August 22) Douglas Engelbart got the idea for the computer mouse in 1950 and actually invented it in 1964. But it was slow to be recognized for the…

Savage Love

Wherein sex and love advice columnist Dan Savage uses the term “bonerade”. After six months of marriage—I’m a straight male—the sex had become routine but enjoyable. To remedy this, my wife and I discussed new things we might like to try. We were both being…