Grow your own way

“I’ll have a bit of this, and this, and this…” Mark Wilson raids the garden. (Lori Heath and Sister Sharon Basha in background) For most St. John’s urbanites, harvest time is a rather lackluster affair, punctuated by the appearance of Halloween decorations and gnarly, feral-looking…

Field Notes

Lisa Moore’s painting “Garden After the Rain” Kerri Breen is big in Japan. Lisa Moore paints the weather Writer Lisa Moore actually started out as a visual artist, but it’s only now that she’s putting her art on display. Her show, Mauzy Weather, is a…

DIY Vintage-hunting

Fashionista Jill Butler takes you vintage hunting. What’s the difference between vintage and second hand clothing?  The short, not entirely accurate answer: it’s just semantics.  The real answer: it’s a matter of permanence, availability and prestige.

Now where?

Adam Clarke goes on the hunt for local theatre space. When walking down Duckworth Street as of late, I can’t help but get a feeling of disquiet. However, there’s more to it than my familiarity with the old Frantics sketch where a group of terrified…

Donna Bishop

Occupation: Tourist Councilor, baroness of the St. John’s Visitor Information Centre Bio: This outgoing, sharp-as-a-knife redhead was born and raised in St. John’s. In fact, she grew up around the corner from where she presently works. She went to St. Patrick’s, then Holy Heart of…

Storefront

Bellydancing at the newly-opened Neighbourhood Strays Bellydance Centre “Dance, belly, dance!” says Sydney Blackmore. Hips don’t lie The School of Dance on 163 Water Street was transformed into a Middle Eastern bazaar earlier this month to mark the official opening of The Neighbourhood Strays Bellydance…

Look

Andrea Kirby (19) “[My style is] different, I ‘spose. I only wear boots, even in the summer—I have like, 5 pairs. I can’t stand sneakers… boots are cute. I don’t really like brand names, either… I actually had a friend sew these patches on my…

Shooting too high?

  Colin Browne says Bangkok Dangerous is more art movie than action movie—but there’s nothing wrong with that. Twin Chinese writer/directors Danny and Oxide Pang (The Eye, The Messengers) have chosen to remake their debut film, and first installment of the Bangkok trilogy, less than…

Newsradio (1995-2000)

  Newsradio was a comedy series that nobody but me seemed to watch when it was on. Now it seems like everywhere I go, I get somebody hooked.

Castle Crashers

Xbox Live Arcade I’ve had a good feeling about this game since I first caught wind of it last year… And once again, I am right.

Fourth Wall

Elling Lien says, “I, for one, am voting for that ABC party everyone’s talking about.” Well, with Business Post editor Craig Westcott running in St. John’s East, and former Independent editor Ryan Cleary seeking nomination in St. John’s South-Mount Pearl, I can’t even tell you…

News bites

Last call debate Finally, there will be a public meeting on whether changes should be made to the regulations regarding hours for bars. Should it move back? Should it move ahead? Think you know someone well? Predict which side of the fence they fall on…

The Index

Average hourly wage for Canadians over 24 in August 2008: $21.13 For men: $22.90 Women: $19.27 Ages 15-24: $12.39 Average price of a resale home in Canada in July 2008: $302,298 Average hourly wage for Newfoundlanders over 24 in August 2008: $18.37 For men: $20.44…

Savage Love

Dan Savage vs. teens vs. parents. I’m a middle-aged guy. My boyfriend has just left his teens. We originally got to know each other because I like to tie up muscular young guys and he’s a muscular young guy who likes getting tied up. But…