Tag Archives: Culture

Neck & Neck: Part 1 – Trading Shots

“Erase from your minds, fellow Canadians, the past four weeks. They haven’t mattered at all.” That’s what the pundits say, at least. To them, I suppose, the month of August has merely been some sort of sadistic theatrical preamble, where dueling leftists, corrupt senators, dead refugees, and urinating handymen all vie for our attention like pathetic sideshows at some orgiastic circus.

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.

Hali-Con 2014: Through The Lens of Paul Rebar

Hal-Con is the largest sci-fi, fantasy and gaming convention in Atlantic Canada. Earlier this month Paul Rebar quested to this annual Atlantic geek mecca to capture the fans, LARPers, cosplayers, collectors, gamers, modders, makers, artists, writers and special guests gathered together by their shared pursuits.

Also included are stills from Hal-Con’s tie-in event Rave of Thrones, held at Halifax’s Marquee Ballroom and hosted by Game of Thrones actor Kristian Nairn. Yes, Hodor is also a DJ.

The Khyber Survives a Brush With Municipality

On Tuesday, September 9th, 2014, the Halifax Municipal Council passed a motion by Waye Mason to take The Khyber off the “surplus status” death-list. After weeks of rallying and campaigning for support, it seems the people’s voices and hard work of the Khyber Arts Society (KAS) spirited a huge win for the Khyber Arts Society.

St. John’s Plays The Regretta Roulette

In these wee hours of Wednesday, August 6th the city of St. John’s anxiously awaits the go-ahead of what will mark the 196th anniversary of the Royal St. John’s Regatta — North America’s oldest annual sporting event. Affectionately nicknamed “The Regretta” by some, the city pauses it’s daily operations to make way for Quidi Vidi’s lakeside festivities.