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  • Contributing photographer Darryl James visited Ami McKay at her house---yes, the house that used to be a community birthing house---to capture the author for the cover this week.
  • Issue of
  • Apr 6-12, 2006
  • Vol. 13, No. 45

News + Opinion

  • Clinical trials
  • Health
  • Clinical trials

    The Planned Parenthood clinic on Quinpool Road is trying to maintain its level of service despite a major drop in funding. Erica Butler reports.
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  • Nova Scotia
  • Inviting discussion

    At an upcoming retreat on immigration, experts will have a chance to discuss a strategy for our region.

Food + Drink

Arts + Culture

  • Written for the screen
  • Film + TV
  • Written for the screen

    The art of adaptation isn’t easily definable. Carsten Knox takes a look at films that began as books and how they stack up against the source.
  • Writes of passage
  • Literary
  • Writes of passage

    Ami McKay’s search for a midwife led to a great first novel, and some activism for the midwifery cause in Nova Scotia. “Women’s lives are messy and magical and wonderful,” says The Birth House author. “It’s hard to standardize us.”
  • Halifax International Writers’ Festival
  • Literary
  • Halifax International Writers’ Festival

    If you missed Lisa Moore and Joseph Boyden on Wednesday, don’t despair: These 11 authors and poets will satisfy all your literary cravings. Readings are held at the Lord Nelson Hotel, 1515 South Park. Festival passes ($35) and single tickets available at

Music

  • Feature
  • Juno planner

    We’ve got all the pre-Juno, current Juno and fuck-the-Juno events you could ever want, from the no cases to JunoFest to the Black Eyed Peas’ after party. Rest your weary humps and get informed here.
  • Feature
  • The French third

    Ambient, instrument-packed trio Torngat escapes the Montreal hype for a Friday gig in Halifax. Shannon Webb-Campbell joins the parade.
  • Hurry Heart
  • Feature
  • Hurry Heart

    The Constantines are acclaimed, cool and popular, but they still live the indie life. Jason Burns throws the rock.
  • Feature
  • Seeing red

    After surviving her first Junos red carpet schmoozaramaganza on Sunday with all her organs intact, Sue Carter Flinn manages to spit out some shallowly obtained observations of media, musicians and maniacs.
  • The Scene
  • Short shorts

    Movies, books, more movies, Tara Thorne’s got it all this week.

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