Articles Archive for April 2012
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First published in Openfile Halifax, April 24, 2012
Volunteers for a new co-op are trying to plant a seed in the North End’s “food desert”—an area that’s been without a major grocery store for more than 25 years.
Though the North End’s become a stronghold for both retail and bulk foodsco-ops, there’s been no major food retailer—co-op or [...]
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An outpouring of support erupted in Halifax’s North End following the brutal death of Raymond Taavel—a well-respected and politically active member of Halifax’s LGBT community—to an act of street violence. Last night hundreds gathered in solidarity on Gottingen Street and at the Menz & Mollyz bar—an LGBT bar—for an emotional candlelit vigil.
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Hallucinogenic chowder, hospital nightmares and fake Russians
I had sooo much fun gathering stories about filming the Titanic in Halifax in 1996, because some really weird tales came out of the woodwork. I got the feeling I was just hitting the tip of the iceberg, so to speak, because I’m sure each and every crew member [...]
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The scene opens on the stark white walls of an empty dance studio. A dancer’s body appears on the floor out of nowhere, its gender ambiguous. The dancer merges into another dancer, who seamlessly continues the gestures of the first. Slippery pools of colour emerge on the blank floor and walls: pixelated pastel blocks dart across the white paint, while shimmering fluorescent forms bleed together like spilled ink.