For Newfoundlanders, it was politics as usual on Sunday, September 20th. Thomas Mulcair and Justin Trudeau rolled into town for another campaign pitstop and the dozing electorate, used to watching politics play out on T.V., were shaken awake for just a brief brush with federal campaign politics.
Thursday’s Globe & Mail debate marked only the second time that a national political leaders’ debate was targeted primarily to online viewers. The elderly and digitally illiterate are finally relegated to CPAC where they belong.
“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.
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.
St. John’s Drag Idol contestants talk gender, performance, and the meaning of Queening
Interviewer’s Note: You might note that myself and the subject of this interview are siblings. No, I am not a representative of a nacho lobby, I am not a corrupt nacho journalist and I am not pushing the big nacho agenda, I just love nachos.
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.
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.
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.