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  • Sep 1-7, 2011
  • Vol. 19, No. 14
Digital Edition

Arts + Culture

  • Everyone’s a critic
  • Film + TV
  • Everyone’s a critic

    The summer movie season is over, and though critics hated The Smurfs and Transformers, they were big hits. In response, Team Coast sounds off on movies they love that (almost) no one else does.

Food + Drink

Love the way we bitch

Music

  • Lloyd Cole calling
  • Feature
  • Lloyd Cole calling

    ‘80s pop hitmaker turned critically acclaimed folk songwriter comes to Halifax for HUFF

News + Opinion

  • In-equity stakes
  • Editorial
  • In-equity stakes

    When it comes to investment by the government, some Nova Scotians are more equal than others.

City Guides

  • The magical side of Halifax
  • Back To School
  • The magical side of Halifax

    For those whose imagination has been sparked by Harry Potter, Halifax offers a wizarding world of opportunity to learn about magic, witchcraft and, ahem, quidditch.
  • What’s on Harry Potter’s iPod
  • Back To School
  • What’s on Harry Potter’s iPod

    Tunes to transfigure: There’s not a lot of rock and roll at Hogwarts. If Harry Potter alma mater was in Halifax, this is what local music he and his peeps would be listening to.
  • The biggest Harry Potter fans in Halifax
  • Back To School
  • The biggest Harry Potter fans in Halifax

    Muggles, meet Halifax’s biggest Potterheads: This year’s frosh are the Harry Potter cohort, the students who have grown up along with JK Rowling’s young wizard. Here are two local believers who made him their own.
  • How to walk the straight edge
  • Back To School
  • How to walk the straight edge

    If studying, hard work and clean living is your plan for school, you’d likely be a Hufflepuff at Hogwarts. In Halifax there are other choices, both secular and religious, to steer clear of the party scene.
  • Halifax crafters
  • Back To School
  • Halifax crafters

    World of craft: Halifax has a burgeoning community of craftspeople working in and out of traditional media. Here’s a guide to it, from work that could be out of Madam Puddifoot’s Tea Shop to stuff far more alternative than that.
  • The dark side of Halifax
  • Back To School
  • The dark side of Halifax

    Halifax looks great in the tourist brochures, but it has problems that beset many a big town. Here’s a look at our port city’s Slytherin underbelly.
  • Coming out at Halifax schools
  • Back To School
  • Coming out at Halifax schools

    Dumbledore made Hogwarts a safe place to be gay. In Halifax schools, you can expect to come out safely, too. And there’s plenty of people who can help.
  • Good eating for freshmen
  • Back To School
  • Good eating for freshmen

    A year of eating dangerously: From the residence cafeteria---the chamber of seconds---to the urge to hit the books (and bars) instead of the gym, first year plays havoc with your eating habits. Here’s how to philosopher’s beergut.
  • Halifax university president interviews
  • Back To School
  • Halifax university president interviews

    Looking for Dumbledore: Does Albus rule your school? Is he or she a kind, great leader? Or stern but fair, like McGonagall? Or a little scary, like Snape? We interviewed five university presidents to check their Dumbledorean qualities.
  • Bailing out or failing out of university
  • Back To School
  • Bailing out or failing out of university

    Wizard Wheezes and other alternatives to school: Leaving school or even failing out of university isn’t the end of the world. Here’s an example of success despite school, and what it takes to get kicked out.
  • How to be a nerd
  • Back To School
  • How to be a nerd

    And the geeks shall inherit the earth: If you have no idea what the big deal is about Harry Potter, here’s a primer on it and other multimedia pop culture obsessions.

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