Category Archives: Culture

Adrian Adonis: the Lewisporte Tragedy That Killed an American Wrestling Star

28 years ago on July 4th, 1988, a minivan carrying 4 professional wrestlers plunged off a bridge and into a creek in Lewisporte, Newfoundland. Among the 3 fatalities in the accident was American wrestling star Adrian Adonis. How did the charismatic heavyweight go from Wrestlemania III to a small time Newfoundland tour just over a year later?

5 Reasons Why You Should Go To #SJSlutWalk

Marching in the steps of hundreds of thousands, people of all genders will be rallying on June 14 at 2:00pm at Harbourside Park, St. John’s to speak out about Canada’s victim-blaming culture and the sexual violence it perpetuates.

Meet The Junior High Riot Grrrls Fighting Back Against School Dress Code

“What they said is “I don’t want to see bra straps, I don’t want to see your underwear girls.” Mya Bixby chimed in, “Nothing else for the guys. Guys go around showing their butts out of their pants and that’s completely ok.” Cindy agreed, “There’s one guy who takes off his shirt everyday and no one really talks to him about it.”

The Poetry and Performance of Riley Palanca

Secret East TV has teamed up with Spoken Word St. John’s to offer a capture of the poetry and performance of Riley Palanca in our first Spoken Word at the Log Cabin session. We’ve combined a video feature with three pieces of audio, and the accompaniment of a written profile, courtesy of contributor Russell Cochrane.