Feist

Leslie Feist has been on a very, very tight schedule for a long, long time, and she needs some time to just let go. Since time on the phone is a precious commodity for someone thrust so quickly and deeply to international stardom, I sent…

And town

&l Hayden. Just try and find a late-twenty-something woman who doesn’t swoon, hand-to-forehead, at the mere mention of that name. Back in 1995, Paul Hayden Dresser, aka Hayden, recorded an album of gruffly-voiced songs about ill-fated flowers and ill-fated loves, and why things were as…

Storefront

Sydney Blackmore opens the can of worms. Of Mice and Mealworms Attention all reptile owners and bug eaters: Newfound Feeders is a new local business that sells frozen mice, rats and live insects as food for exotic pets. The business was created by Troy Stuckless,…

Holding out for a hero

Stephan MacLeod sometimes dresses like a superhero. And with purpose. For over a decade now he’s been using all of his powers and might to create an energetic and unabashedly fun atmosphere for live shows in P.E.I. and Halifax. Usually performing as Windom Earle, with…

The real rock radio

Dave Sullivan and Elling Lien tune in to a new book on the history of the Broadcasting Corporation of Newfoundland—The Voice of Newfoundland. Before the CBC appeared in this neck of the woods, and before Newfoundland was even a part of Canada, we had our…

Tim Conway

Being able to talk to Tim Conway presents many possibilities—what was it like to work with Sandra Bullock in Speed II: Cruise Control? What’s the methodology behind Dorf Does Golf? Of course, that’s not the Tim Conway we spoke to, so those questions must wait….

Homemade yogurt from purchased yogurt

Andreae Prozesky, like her yogurt, is well cultured. If you know me, you’ll know that I’m not someone who identifies as hippie-like. I prefer my clothes crisp, my jewellery un-hempen, my hair tidy, and my shoes free of cork. But when it comes to food,…

Queen’s Maid

Photo by Sandra Lee Elford Recently Katie Sears sat down with Sandy Stokes, front man for Queen’s Maid, to find out a little a bit about the band and their first full album, Pound. by Katie Sears Where are you guys from? Well, we’re all…

Track Review: “The Day That Never Comes” – Metallica

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Field Notes

Kerri Breen is eating leftover candy. Here comes another one Death Come Creepin’ is Victor Lewis’ third release this year. He’s been so productive because he works alone, he says.

No bikes

CC photo by Fernando de Sousa The city’s Cycling Plan—over a year in the making—is entering its final stages of development. The preliminary concept design for the first bike path is in the works, and public consultation has been roughly scheduled for January. The proposal…

Oh, Virginia

Sarah Smellie asks people on the Virginia River Trail what they think of the plan to expand the trail to include a place for cyclists. Listen here. (5:33)

Down to it

Adam Clarke knows Down to the Dirt could have been better. Newfoundlanders are in a rather odd position when it comes to local film. Whenever a new short or feature comes along, the public response tends to be overwhelmingly positive. We love nothing more than…

Stars interview

Paul Warford speaks with Stars keyboardist Chris Seligman about their tour, their new EP, and what’s next. Listen to the interview.