Vol. 17, No. 51
InFullBloom Spring Fair & Green Garden
Bloomfield blooms with flowers and future plans.
By Holly Gordon
In our city, every Municipal Malfunction deserves to be fixed
By Patrol Superintendent Laportno
Environmentalists welcome Sable announcement
Fragile island to become national park
By Bruce Wark
HRM buys Cow Bay lot for surfer access to ocean
"Minutes" break is one of the Atlantic's best surf destinations-- Read the full city report
By Lizzy Hill
Stephen Kimber crowned
Atlantic Journalism Awards ceremony puts an end to those Susan Lucci comparisons
By Kyle Shaw
Council approves roundabouts for use by road engineers
By Tim Bousquet
CITY MAIL appears over the weekend: But what is it?
Taxpayer expenditure for four-pad arena still secret
In continuing public records battle, Coast is given contract, but dollar amounts are censored
TD Building re-design proposal revealed
Plans call for the demolition of 1820s-era Macara-Barnstead Building, now housing The Flower Shop
CITY MAIL responds
Product of the week: Seabright Soul's wearable dioramas
Shadowbox pendants are tiny pieces of art.
By Sue Carter Flinn
Yo Rodeo sale this Sunday
Buy awesome art, eat snacks.
Big Gottingen Street News: Backpackers hostel, Alteregos cafe poised for major expansion
Owner Michelle Strum to buy Darrells Pool building, team with The Hub
Laura Chenoweth shows again
By Carsten Knox
Bear is Back
Holiday hours for the Victoria Day Long Weekend
Dumbing down news
A survey of CBC reporters confirms what we already knew: the Mother Corp is failing us.
In a post-carbon world, CarShareHFX would be a near-universal part of Halifax’s sustainable transportation mix
By Chris Benjamin
Noah Pink joins Xavier Dolan and Atom Egoyan
Pink included in Cannes panel on "next wave of Canadian filmmakers."
David Hoffos' evocative video funhouse at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia was born out of a recurring dream.
By Sean Flinn
Picnicface's Roller Town gets distribution
...but they still need some cash, people.
Jacob Tierney gives love to his hometown Montreal and Jay Baruchel in the high school reincarnation comedy The Trotsky.
By Matt Semansky
Carbon Arc's film footprint
Submit a short film on the theme "I want an Independent cinema in Halifax."
The Trotsky leaves farce at the door
Star Jay Baruchel delivers an irony-free performance that gives the film its heart.
Letters to Juliet's love story is a chore
Ann Landers for the romantically confused and brokenhearted.
By Hillary Titley
Word is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives
Toronto International Film Festival’s Movie Night in Halifax projects a special screening for International Day Against Homophobia.
By Rebecca Falvey
Woman & Scarecrow
LunaSea brings Irish playwright Marina Carr’s work to the stage.
By Kate Watson
Starfish Properties Student Art Awards Exhibition
Amelie Proulx wins the first Starfish Properties award---the first in a new NSCAD tradition.
Directed by John Woo (E1 Entertainment)
Xbox 360 (Bungie)
By Sean F. Hamilton
The Good News About Armageddon
Steve McOrmond (Brick Books)
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
Michael Lewis (WW Norton & Company)
Iron Man 2 suits up to entertain
The comic book movie sequel arrives with fun buoyancy and a refreshing lack of self-importance.
Robin Hood puts on his tights too seriously
Ridley Scott's prince of thieves tale is steeped in inert political babble.
Queen Elizabeth in Halifax, June 28-30
Practice your royal waves, boys and girls.
4 Important Halifax Artists According to Aux.Tv
By Alison Lang
England is Screaming
How Many Licks Does It Take to Get Lil' Kim to Alderney Landing?
Sims and Allen: Precious things at Mary E. Black
Two jewellery artists collaborate, with beautiful results.
Get a Sneak Peek at Obsolete Records
it's happening! it's all really happening!
The Maritimes doesn’t have a Pirate Party candidate yet, but there are young local members willing to walk the plank.
By Mike Gorman
She's our dancing queen: Gwen Noah
Contemporary dancer celebrates 20 years of moves.
Open Up the Gates
Classified Nominated for Three MMVAs
and the blitz of good fortune continues
Friday Five: Corn Party
five great things in summer city
Upstream Music, Halifax's experimental genre-busting music collective, turns 20.
By Laura Kenins
Shakedown Combo's rockabilly genes
Hay daddio! The Shakedown Combo proves that the family that plays rockabilly together, stays together.
The pop-folk band from Ontario gives Halifax some love.
The English Beat with The Idlers
The Beat goes on after a previous cancellation, but the ska band arrives incomplete.
This is Happening (DFA)
Paper Beat Scissors
By Shannon Webb-Campbell
Nothing’s Impossible (E1 Music/The One World)
Nobody’s Daughter (Mercury)
Paul’s Tomb: A Triumph (Dead Oceans)
By Ryan McNutt
By Faith Erin Hicks
True Story by David Brown
By Mike Holmes
The Armview Restaurant & Lounge
Best New Restaurant
Two If By Sea Cafe
Best Fine Dining
Chives Canadian Bistro
Dennis Johnston, Fid Resto
Best Cole Harbour Restaurant
Jamieson's Irish House & Grill
Best Sackville Restaurant
Tom's Family Restaurant
Best Clayton Park Area Restaurant
Sushi Nami Royale
Best Dartmouth Restaurant
Nectar Social House
Best Restaurant (Outside The HRM)
Fleur de Sel
Best Bedford Restaurant
Best Pizza Slice
Best Thai Restaurant
Cha Baa Thai
Best Italian Restaurant
Best Club Sandwich
Your Father's Moustache
Best Indian Restaurant
Best Fish Cakes
Best Chicken Wings
Bubba Ray's Sports Bar
Best Poutine (Original)
Best Cookie / Cupcake / Doughnut
Best Chinese Restaurant
The Great Wall Restaurant
jane's on the common
Best Lunch Specials
Best Middle Eastern / Persian Restaurant
Mezza Lebanese Kitchen
Best Pub Food
Best Vegetarian-friendly Restaurant
The Wooden Monkey
The Keg Steakhouse
Bud the Spud
Best Dim Sum
King of Donair
Best Pizza Pie
Salvatore’s Pizzaiolo Trattoria
Best Sushi Restaurant
Best Use Of Local Ingredients
Best Ice Cream / Gelato / Frozen Yogurt
Best Greek Restaurant
Opa! Greek Taverna
Best Fish & Chips
Cargo & James
Best Coffee (Regular)
Java Blend Coffee Roasters
Best Hot Chocolate
Just Us! Coffee House
Pete's Power Juice Bar
Best Wine List
CUT Steakhouse & Urban Grill
Best Beer Selection
Best Coffee (Espresso-based)
Best Cheap Drinks
Oasis Pub & Eatery
Best Kid-friendly Spot
Local Jo Cafe & Market
Graham Lyttle, Fid Resto
Bill McLean, Mexicali Rosa's
Best Campus Eats
Best Late-night Food
Freeman's Little New York
Best Crew Of Regular Customers
Finbar's Irish Pub
Best Place To Watch The Game
Zane Kelsall, Two If By Sea Cafe
Best Stall At The Halifax Farmers’ Market (Prepared Foods)
Cheelin Chinese Food
Julien's Pastry Shop
Best Asian Grocer
Best Liquor / Wine Store
Best Brew Pub
Best Stall At The Halifax Farmers’ Market (Produce)
Hutten Family Farm
Propeller Brewing Company
Best Health Food Store
Planet Organic Market
Best Place To Satisfy A Sweet Tooth
On tap with apps
Happy hour appetizer and drink deals make after-work outings a cheaper affair.
Free Will Astrology
The creamy middles await, Taurus
By Rob Brezsny
Seducing the gun-shy
How to get your neighbour into bed with you, more email hacking, and whatever else lifts your luggage.
By Dan Savage
Halifax sees two of the busiest cruise ship days of the year this week
By Martin Bauman
The Wanderer Grounds podcast: The Halifax Wanderers are playoff-bound—and damn, it feels good
Halifax’s Sydney Hayden vies for cake crown on The Great Canadian Baking Show
Jonathan Torrens makes Neptune debut in The Play That Goes Wrong
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada.