Holding onto the small things

It’s strange to think Nova Scotians have already spent a whole year under COVID-19 restrictions. Throughout this past year, we’ve seen a lot of trends come and go.   From completing jigsaw puzzles to baking bread, there were many new habits people tried out at the beginning of the pandemic. But what habits did people adopt…

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Portrait of an artist as TikTok star

When Max MacAulay looks for subjects to draw, he tries to find people who look interesting and will likely stay still for more than five minutes.   Typically, MacAulay finds these people at the Halifax Public Gardens, the Halifax Waterfront, local bars or on busses. Equipped with a pen and paper, he draws his subjects and…

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Dylan Menzie is lost in dreams

Dylan Menzie starts every episode of his podcast with the same question: “What do you dream?”   Menzie explains  why he asks this: it’s a very broad opening question and a good way to get an idea of who he’s interviewing.   “They could talk about their worst nightmares right off the top or something they’re very…

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