This Saturday, 8pm at the Khyber ICA, you’re in for a real treat as the fourth Veni Vidi O, a free night of video-based art and performance, comes to Halifax. A creative project of artists Stewart Innes and Alison Kobayashi, the first three nights were hosted at Toronto’s Lennox Contemporary. Innes tells me that there will be one formal room that will show a loop of narrative-based work, plus installations and more experimental videos in the Ballroom, and a musical performance by electro-demon Snow Picnic, featuring projections by Noah Logan. (There’s a secret late-night performance too. I know what it
Last Thursday, Elaine McCluskey launched her new novel Going Fast, at the Ultimate Dojo in Dartmouth. This may seem like a bizarre location for a literary event, but McCluskey’s book is set ringside to Halifax’s lively boxing scene. Although McCluskey’s boxing club is a composite of many gyms she’s visited, there is one commonality: Her novel “opens with one of the fighters walking up a flight of stairs and coming into this little gym on the second floor, and even though the book isn’t based on the Dojo, you also walk up a flight of stairs into a second-floor
After four-and-a-half years, the Outside The Lines: Books For Critical Minds (6297 Quinpool, 422-3544) bookstore is picking up its political texts, guides, children's books, quality fiction and free-thinking tomes, and moving a few doors east, to the former location of Kung Fu T-Shirts. "My lease was almost up, the building was sold, there was a rent increase," says owner Bob Haywood, offering reasons for the change of address. "The usual sorts of things." In our hazy memory of the t-shirt and kitch shop that was Kung Fu, it seemed a lot smaller than the current location of Outside The Lines.
To the fucking twats that have hit two cats on Summit Street in the past 5 days- a big, fat FUCK YOU! Do you not have the fucking courtesy to at least knock on SOMEBODY'S door, or even to just fucking stop?! It's a small neighbourhood- someone will know who's cat you just massacred. And slow the fuck down! There's kids here, too. Will you stop and ask around when you hit one of them?! ---sad
My son grew up and left home. Nobody warned me he'd take my entire identity and all of my happiness with him... and he's so far away. What am I if not Mom? Nobody warned me about this. I hate my life now. Why don't we hear about this from other women before we think procreation is a good thing? It's horrible! I don't even want to feel better about it. I raised a great kid who's independent. I'm considered a success by my peers. I feel I've died inside. WTF? ---wasAmom
The Community Action on Homelessness released its first report this week. (Read the full report here) The group found that last year 1,252 people stayed in a shelter at least once; that figure breaks down as 753 men, 340 women, 82 youth aged 16 to 19 and 77 children. The average length of stay in a shelter was 26 days. The group stresses that those numbers arent complete; they counted just 154 of a total of 194 shelter beds, and they didnt attempt to measure those living in vehicles or couch surfing. Nor does it count people sleeping outside, which