It’s the second year we’ve held a comic contest, and it’s the second year we’ve had a heck of a difficult time deciding what comics to include on our comics page. We received almost 30 entries from Newfoundland and Labrador artists this year—each one with its own merits. Even the ones drawn in crayon on the back of Tim Horton’s placemats.
Named for a hangman’s platform — a gibbet — used in the colonial period to scare people from committing crime.
The answer isn’t as clean-cut as you’d think. Sarah Smellie cracks the case. Illustrated by Ricky King.
Walk downtown. Photos by Brian James Williams.
“Just because we feel threatened by the horrible drivers doesn’t mean we can export that fear and danger to pedestrians.”
Sydney Blackmore and Johnny “Rawkhard” Pike pay a visit to The Old Bookshop in Manuels.
Kerri Breen talks to Donnie Dumphy about his new album. Drawing by Raymond Denty.
Legendary cinematic flop Howard the Duck is on DVD now, so we made Adam Clarke watch it. Illustrations by Mark Bennett.
Tara Fleming on the de to your tox.
Mayonnaise: fun to say, fun to spell, fun to eat, and—finally!—fun to make.
New York hip-hop demigod Nas is coming to town on May 28. Opening for him will be rapper and St. John’s native Noel Callahan, better known as Shiest.
Behind the band, behind their kit, what do drummers think about? We asked three local drummers this question: If you could have one superpower, what would it be? And would you use it for good or evil?
“Thin Lizzy on Speed” is how Ryan McDonald describes his Moncton based punk band. The Motorleague’s fast live sound, with the help of producer Ian Blurton, was captured on their latest release.
Don’t cut the umbilical cord right away Gemini, says Rob Brezsny. Illustration by Matt Grant.
Sex and love columnist Dan Savage puts your advice in the hands of strangers. Comic by Jennifer Barrett.