And Yet I Blame Hollywood

Takako

Boxcar Dan and the Vagabond Strangers

PEI’s only hobo country comedy band will soon be celebrating their 10th anniversary. What started out as making raunchy jokes with the boys in the k...

Newly-inspired

After living and working in Montreal for many years, artist Denis Robert and his wife Monique began looking for a lifestyle change and a slower pace o...

A new era

For nearly three decades, Diversified Metal Engineering manufactured equipment that fueled the growth of the blossoming craft brewing industry. This...

Potholes, etc

Here it is the middle of March and ice cakes fill the Strait from shore to shore. When the wind changes direction the ice groans and mutters to itself...

Owls in session

There is a mystique to how groups of birds are named. A murder of crows, who can indeed be murderous. A charm of hummingbirds, who are completely char...

professor schwarz

imagine a poem in which there is no funny or sad this is not that poem imagine a poem in which bear goes over the river to see what he can see ...

Pop up favourites

Spring is in the air! With good weather on the horizon, that means we will soon be sitting on patios and eating outside. Last summer saw the arrival o...

Sean Kemp

“Violin doesn’t let you express to the full what you want to express—but that’s what you have,” says Sean Kemp when asked about his experien...

7 Stories

Your old-timey observer’s been at this reviewing racket long enough that I inevitably cover certain plays more than once – and Morris Panych’s s...

Takako

Vince the Messenger

Rapper Daniel Butterfield—aka Vince The Messenger—is one of Charlottetown’s newest and most influential musicians in the Island’s hip-hop scen...

Julie Pellissier-Lush

When I meet her the day after her installation as the new provincial Poet Laureate, Julie Pellissier-Lush is animated. “I’m still walking on the c...

Sandwich scene

Is there anything more satisfying than the perfect sandwich? That said, what makes the perfect sandwich is certainly a controversial topic. For me, it...

Roll out the barrels

Most modern breweries, wineries and distilleries rely on stainless steel to ferment, store and package their products. This has not always been the ca...

Permanent home

There is nothing old school about the new West Prince Arts Council. Last year saw the WPAC celebrate their 40th anniversary. In the spring they purch...

Our ancient soil

The wind howls and here in the Cove we ask each other, have we had this much wind before? The answer is: Probably. We just can’t remember. It’s co...

Love letters

“Social media is full of incredible ways to expand our creative ideas for our homes, wardrobe, activities, hobbies, events, and everything else in o...

Doing enough?

A good friend of mine used to say “He’s slow, but he does bad work.” It was the ultimate insult, but framed around a dark sense of humour that i...

And Yet I Blame Hollywood

Takako

Brad Milligan Band

The Brad Milligan Band is all about being true to themselves and keeping it real while they make music that both they, as well as any audience they pe...

A new school

A call went out mid-September to Slemon Park residents: any interest in Community School programs at the Park? That call was answered and Monday, Janu...

The Photographer of Snowflakes

As a boy, he tried to sketch them, but his pencil couldn’t scurry fast enough before the designs melted or sublimed in air. He wanted to hold the...

A closer look

Winter on Prince Edward Island can present some challenges if you don’t enjoy cold temperatures, dislike shovelling, or need to drive on snow-clogge...

The mighty brew

Over the last few years, a number of PEI based businesses in the beer industry made successful leaps across the Northumberland Strait. Launching their...

These I like

Even if it’s not really your thing, Valentine’s Day looms large in the desolate month of February. Like most commercial holidays, I view it with h...

Reading Anne

Here’s something no one knows about me: I’ve never actually read the book Anne of Green Gables. I was born and raised on PEI, and found myself as ...

Grace Kimpinski

Grace Kimpinski has produced or co-produced a theatre show every few months for almost five years—but this year, she’s preparing for ten shows in ...

Friends

What would we do without friends? Oh, relatives are good too, but we don’t get to choose them. Friends are people we bond with for reasons other tha...

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And Yet I Blame Hollywood

Bogside Brewing

The town of Montague will have a lot to celebrate in the New Year with the launch of its second brewery. After years of planning and preparation, Bogs...

Steve Bellamy

“Arts are ways into emotions. Arts are where we connect,” Steve Bellamy says. In his third month as CEO of Confederation Centre of the Arts, he’...

Shining the light

In early November a water pipe burst behind the costume room of Spotlight School of Arts Inc. in Summerside. Most of the costumes used by the school w...

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