Issue 84 cover

Cover design by Elling Lien. At first, we weren’t sure about the pink, but then we got used to it.

Yes we think we can dance

The province’s premiere sketch comedy troupe, The Dance Party of Newfoundland, are back for another show—with a new lineup.

Interview with Joel Plaskett

26 minutes with Halifax folk-rock favourite Joel Plaskett, speaking with Elling Lien about his tour, his new album, and his old cat.



Mustang Sally’s back in action, the mystery of the Village Mall revealed, and more — Sydney Blackmore wraps up your local business news.

Summer festival low-down 2009

We have seen the future of the St. John’s Metro, and it involves a lot of festivals. Here is all the info we could track down.

Nickel and gold

The Ninth Annual Nickel Film Festival is upon us! With so many films to choose from, we enlisted Adam Clarke and Michael Collins to compile a list of recommendations. These are the highlights selected after hours of watching screener copies of the fest’s impressive line-up.

Field Notes

Kerri Breen revisits Wayne’s World 2: “If you book them, they will come.”

Rock girls

From high school to Bishop’s Falls to stages in St. John’s — David Keating talks to The Mudflowers.

The Dog Statues

“I can’t think of many other places in the world with a name represented by two internationally known breeds of dog,” says Boykov, an artist and sculptor who studied at the Bulgarian Academy of Fine Arts.


The Index

Summer numbers — from sunlight to council fights.