Halifax

Summer arts!

March 28, 2014

Haligonian summers are filled with art.  From pubs playing live music to lots of local theatre and our well-known busker festival, there’s barely enough time to do everything. You can hit up the Outeast Film Festival or the Atlantic Film… Continue Reading

St. Paddy’s Day is coming

March 14, 2014

St. Paddy’s Day is somewhat of a conundrum to me. I feel like I’m supposed to be into it because I’m one eighth Irish, but in the past year it’s really fallen off with me. I always spent St. Paddy’s… Continue Reading

Riding out the abortion debate

January 31, 2014

Maybe it’s my cynical internet self who was not surprised to see pro-lifers advertising on Metro Transit, and I admit I did not pay the ads much attention until South House spoke out. The more I thought about it, the… Continue Reading

Which Halifax neighbourhood is for you?

January 24, 2014

Questions: 1. What’s your biggest concern? a)      Being near your university and other students. b)      Being in an active area with access to events and bars. c)       Affordability, being near lots of amenities and grocery stores; having a quiet retreat…. Continue Reading

It’s freezing!

January 24, 2014

  I feel at my best when I spend a little more time than usual getting dolled-up. I’m sure some of you would agree with me. However, I wish you didn’t, because this is the perfect example of the influence… Continue Reading

Housing matters

January 24, 2014

  When my dad was in college, he lived with a guy he called “Zeke baby” (what? I know) in an apartment covered with shag carpet on the floors AND WALLS. The kitchen walls, made of stucco and decorated with… Continue Reading

Let’s stART at the very beginning

January 17, 2014

Alanna Griffin and Karen Gross know that a career in the arts requires ingenuity and creativity for survival. The two Dalhousie and King’s honours students in theatre have taken the future into their own hands and organized the stART festival,… Continue Reading

Painter’s Valhalla

January 17, 2014

The fresh paint is slathered on in sweeping strokes, bright and livid in the dark room. The painter takes a step back and quickly resumes; time is running out. A wall of eager observers bustle and chatter between canvases as… Continue Reading

Walking in a winter wonderland

January 10, 2014

Another winter, another Canada-wide attempt to keep the snow at bay. In previous years, standard seasonal dumpings have reduced Halifax to a city-wide slip ‘n slide, making travel by foot a dangerous pass-time. This year, the HRM is trying out… Continue Reading

Suzuki speaks in Halifax during Atlantic tour

November 29, 2013

A standing ovation typically indicates an exceptional performance; in Halifax, renowned environmentalist David Suzuki only had to take the stage. Suzuki’s tour of the Atlantic provinces started on a strong note this past Friday, Nov. 22, where he spoke to… Continue Reading

The year we broke Hal-Con

November 15, 2013

There had to be food somewhere. I was scanning the third floor of the World Trade and Convention Center, Hal-Con 2013’s central hub. Costumed attendees milled about all around me, stopping to oblige photo requests or discuss costumes with other… Continue Reading

The anatomy of the NDP’s failure

November 15, 2013

Just how bad was the Dexter NDP’s early-October defeat? Collapse may be too weak a word. Forget the office they lost, or the drop to third-party status. Forget the nearly 20 per cent of the electorate who turned away from… Continue Reading

Mind-bend theatre

November 15, 2013

  Halloween was three weeks ago, but the desire to be frightened and disturbed never seems to die. From Nov. 21-24 the Outlier Film Festival will be fulfilling such desires through movies from all over the world, spanning across an… Continue Reading