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  • May 22-28, 2008
  • Vol. 15, No. 52

Arts + Culture

  • The Stone Angel
  • Film + TV
  • The Stone Angel

    Christine Horne didn't read The Stone Angel in high school, but the novel proved vital to interpreting her first big screen role.

Food + Drink

Love the way we bitch

  • Painted Trillium Picker

    To the mindless idiot who picked the one and only Painted Trillium along the Nichols lake path May 24th. I look forward to seeing that every year and now it is gone. I have not seen a painted trillium on any other path but that one. People please... why
  • Critique this bitch

    I have to say that The Coast food critique needs to be fired. She sucks and I would trust a homeless person before I trusted her suggestion on where to eat. For example, How are you going to rip up Rocco’s Italian restaurant in Dartmouth and then turn ar
  • Those aren't for you

    We put our bottles out for a specific guy who comes around with a shopping cart laden with same. I know I have no control over what happens to the recycleables once they're on the curb. But the other day I watched as, at the designated time we put them
  • DON'T WALK

    This is a note to everyone who uses one of the crosswalks here in the city. People- please, please, please....Just because you hit the button doesn't mean you can cross the street. You have to wait and make eye contact with the driver of the oncoming ca
  • The Last Straw

    ok, what the fuck is up with Halifax. I know Canadians like hockey and all but why did i have to see it on EVERY tv in every bar i got too in this city. Its not even NHL games with major name players. I am from texas and i know its important to help out
  • Let yourself be seen!

    To the stupid fuckwod dressed in black riding his bicycle on the wrong side of the road at about 9:30 last Wednesday. I was inches from hitting you with my car, because I didn't see you at all. Maybe I should drive my car around at night with the ligh
  • Holy Fuck I seen it all

    guy in front of tim horton's with a sign hiring , his sign reads donate spare change for beer and marijuana! holy fuck! that is the lowest of them.
  • Cell phone etiquette for dummies

    Dear clueless twit on the cell phone: I and my fellow transit riders do not wish to share in your moronic attempts to describe the nasty-ass details of your recent confrontation with Amber/Tiffany/the guy you're cheating on/your ex as you bellow into you
  • Cold Shot Cans

    I'm bitching that Molsen has taken the "bulls-eye" off the side of their cans of Cold Shots....How is a girl to learn how to shot-gun with no guide to help her??And before all you serious Stanley's out there start...FUK OFF in advance...this is a light
  • mmm two weeks must be up

    you keep posting your ad every freakin' two weeks, its always the same, you have your crazy ambitions to tour usa and canada, while you dont even have a full band. its my guess that no one wants to do euro pop emo punk industrial neo-classical fusion got
  • Giving no thanks

    To the manager at a certain Burnside restaurant. Here’s a trip. When 60 people show up for a planned birthday party, don’t treat them like shit! Don’t scream at them for not hanging up their coats! Don’t freak out because someone brought (gasp) a wedding
  • You know who you are

    How I love the self importance of people who make more money than you do. How they seem to think that because your just a fucking secretary and they are something with a fucking title they get to treat you like shit and tell you what to do...Well that sh
  • Wait your turn

    This is for the fucking assholes coming down Bayview Drive on the morning commute. When traffic is backed up to the lights, and the light is green for us on the Bedford Highway, this does NOT mean it is your turn to go. We are just obeying traffic laws b
  • Bill 138 Government vs dog breeds

    What the fuck? The legislate everything happy MLAs are now deciding that munincipalities can put dog breed bans on the books.Way to go! Because that will have any affect ! As it stands in the Park, if the city deems a dog dangerous, it can be either
  • Dear Guy in the Back Jetta

    I was standing at the bus stop on Lacewood Drive on Saturday afternoon. You drove by and shouted, "Ernie can't haggle!" at me. Well, actually, I'm pretty sure that's not what you said. But that's what I heard. For future reference, GitBJ, when you'r
  • stop fucking whining already

    I am so tried aof the questions of where was i i, who was i with, why did i leave you home, shut the fuck up. I work all week long whikle you sit home and do fuck all, so if i want to go out with my buddies from work for a few beer after work, you can be
  • Bouncers

    To the douchebag bouncers: learn how to check ID's properly! Even though you turned down my two pieces of actual ID with my photo on them, you let in drunk, skanky blondes who looked about twelve. Is it because they hit on you and make you feel better
  • lulu

    To the woman who barged in front of 150 patiently waiting customers on Lululemon's opening morning: you did not wait in line with the rest of us, and your obnoxious self-righteousness in arguing that you had been was utterly shameful and dishonest. Furth
  • cute kitten babay for adoption

    we are pleased to let go our Persian babies for adoption, or doll face Persians are prized for their elegant full coats, expressive pansy-like faces, and gorgeous round eyes. This ancient and regal breed is well-known as the most popular breed in the cou
  • Thanks for the roadwork, HRM!

    Driving up Chebucto last night, just barely saw the bump sign right next to the giant patch of roadwork. Hit it, of course. Snapped the swing arm on the rear passenger-side wheel assembly. Nice. Dragged the wheel for awhile. Had it towed. Nice. Thanks, H
  • Stop giving her the runaround

    First you say you want to break up with the chick because she's "too clingy and wants a serious relationship", and a playa like you can't be tied down to one girl. You keep raggin on her behind her back to your homies about how she's only good for one t
  • Leave me to my bitches, bitch.

    If I get all my work done quickly, and decide to then spend the rest of my work day doing things I want to do, STOP trying to find things for me to do for you! Just because you're busy and have loads of things that need doing because you're inefficient
  • Most Evil Hit-and-Run Bicycle Fiend

    To the gigantic bicycle rider who crashed into me at full speed when I was crossing Inglis on the pedestrian crosswalk: FUCK YOU, you bloody hemorrhoid; I had the right of way. And Thank the genius lawmakers of Nova Scotia who don't require any kind of i
  • SHUT THE *BEEP* UP BUTTONS.

    I HATE you stupid little buttons that do nothing to aid me in crossing the street. You can make that obnoixous beep noise all you want, but I know the truth. Your mearly there to mock me. As a child I loved pressing you, thinking I was making a differenc
  • Black Basketball Tourney... what next? White Hockey League?

    Why is it okay to have a Black Basketball Tournament? If I want to join a team and I'm white, would I be allowed? What would happen if someone organized a White Hockey League or an Asian Baseball Tournament? Aren't we supposed to be past this in 200
  • Funeral home scams

    Has anyone here had the unfortunate task of having to visit one of our funeral homes lately? I tagged along recently when my grandmother was talked into "pre-arranging" by this weasel in a suit who came to speak at her church, and I couldn't believe it.
  • Stop Filling My Box With Meat...Sales!!!

    We have a sticker on the outisde of our mailbox from the Ecology Action Center...it says NO FLYERS PLEASE. It's quite visible. Written on the INSIDE of our mailbox it says NO FLYERS. Yet every SINGLE WEEKEND, our mailbox is flooded with meat sales and th
  • Way to conveniently let your liquor license expire Freemans

    We decided that instead of a crazy drunken night downtown at the sketchy shithole bars that this place has, that we would check out the New Freemans Little New York on Argyle street. Looked like a clean place, the staff were curteous, not a huge crowd,
  • Tattoo festival??

    Once a week i go into adept tattoo and piercing and grab the coast. I find it silly, that although they show support for your paper and distribute it for you happily. Not once do you mention anything about the extremely successful convention that adept
  • Newsflash

    Heres a newsflash for everyone out there: Gas and oil will never be cheap again. Canada isn't keeping peace, we are at war in Afghanistan, and will remain so until the Neo-Cons control all the oil in that area of the world (which includes Iran and Syri
  • cyborgs

    I think everyone wearing those rediculous phones in their ear looks like a raving idiot. not to mention that they give you an ear fungus..mmsexy. I'm really impressed.
  • steak and stein guy on bike begging for a steak dinner

    I left the Steak and stein after supper last week. There was a guy at the front door and said he was hungry and asked me to buy him a steak dinner. Fair enough. I said I had no money, just debit, so he countered by asking me to just punch in my pin and h
  • World Class City My Ass

    Over the last twenty odd years, I've lived in London, Dubai, Istanbul, Paris, and Vancouver. All world class cities, in their own way. And having lived in each of these world class cities for between two and five years, I can say with authority that Ha
  • HRM restaurants

    Stop calling it mayo when its miracle whip or some sick fucking knock off! It tastes like crap to me and alot of other people. I don't even bother to ask anymore because it seems like you are thinking "oh no, not one of thoes people". screw you!
  • Stay in your lane, everyone is going to the same place.

    Yo, fat blond bitch in the shiny silver Tiburon going up Quinnpool Friday morning: I watched you swerve from lane to lane at least 4 times in less than 750m (how far is it from the rotary to the lights at connaught on quinpool?), one time right in front
  • Drive-by Racist

    To the guy that thought it would be funny to yell, "Fuck you, chink!" while speeding by in a car. I got a good look at you and I'll remember your face. If you were that careless and foolish with me, I'll bet it wont be long until I, or somebody else yo
  • cute kitten baby for adoption

    we are pleased to let go our Persian babies for adoption, or doll face Persians are prized for their elegant full coats, expressive pansy-like faces, and gorgeous round eyes. This ancient and regal breed is well-known as the most popular breed in the cou
  • waste my time

    I wanted to understand the stupid (non) comment about Mary Wile and thought maybe the questionnaire may shed some light as the article offered total darkness. I don't know where you've hidden the questionnaires but I couldn't find them.
  • Show me the money!

    So we apologize to african americans and aboroginals. We pay them money for our sins etc. What about the opression of women? Where's my compensation??
  • Drive safe(r)

    To the two jackasses by Halifax Shopping Centre on Wednesday:Mr Car Driver: Please be aware that bicyclists are allowed on the road as much as you are. I know you probaly didn't mean to get that close to Mr. Bike Rider, but try and drive safe 'kay?M
  • Dear Assholes in the blue car who tried to ruin my Sunday....

    I would like to extend to you a heartfelt thanks for driving by me this morning as I was taking out my green bin and being totally obnoxious. If it weren't for your warm greeting it might not have ever dawned on me that I am overweight. Up until that mom
  • Mc Bitches

    To anyone who bitches about any aspect of eating at a fast food place ( service, food quality, decor, cleanliness )...stop eating fast food if you don’t want the “Xtras” that come with it. I mean really! what do you expect from someone making min wage,
  • PULL UP YOUR PANTS

    Anyone else tired of seeing these punks wearing big ass winter jackets, with the ass of there pants down around there knees and there boxers hanging out, trying to pretend there "gangsta". And why establishments allow these punks to enter there premises
  • Welcome!

    You moved in within the past 60 days. What a joy! You drop your 20 bags of garbage onto the street from your third floor balcony at 1:00 in the fucking morning on a weeknight, waking my whole house and others in the neighborhood. Now you pull in at 7 AM
  • Get the Hell off my Deck

    To the hobo around oxford and oak street... don't ever come on my private property again looking for recycables. Yes I store them in a recycle bin on my deck and I put them out every other monday morning for you to do as you please with. I never giv yo
  • Buses running

    Why don't the drivers shut off the buses when they are "out of service?" every morning when I walk to work, I pass by a couple of these gas guzzling monstrosities, and as I pass near the end of the parked, still running bus, I always am disgusted at the
  • .05¢ & .10¢ phone company

    well it seems in a cashless society the big local phone company still likes to nickle and dime its customers. Aliant just went in a new direction for mobility. Bell decided it wanted to 'outsource' its mobility service, saving them millions of dollars. Y
  • red car bitch

    as i was driving on south park st going toward spring garden rd i thought i would be decent enough to let a woman back out of her driveway with her kid in the car so to the bitch in the red car that passed me on the inside lane on south park and nearly s
  • EXport

    OlandThey export it from Agricola Street to the LC on Agricola Street to me, where I drink it in my house on Agricola street.How come I can't get that shit in Fredericton That's not very far.To where do they export it?
  • Takin' it to the street

    Ok folks - biking is the eco way to go - I cycle to work daily - but why the hell do so many people bike on the sidewalks - it is dangerous, stupid and shows so much disregard for pedestrain safety - image if a car did that! You are a vehicle too- get o
  • The Coast Writers

    So as many Haligonians are, I am a loyal reader of the coast. And by reader, I mean glancer. I read the show listings, the bitches, the classifieds, and of course, savage love. I completely disregard the rest of your paper. Your writers are biased. There
  • Let yourself be seen!

    To the stupid fuckwod dressed in black riding his bicycle on the wrong side of the road at about 9:30 last Wednesday. I was inches from hitting you with my car, because I didn't see you at all. Maybe I should drive my car around at night with the ligh
  • What's wrong with this picture?

    McDonalds' ( a sponsor)Hamburgers and Chicken McNuggets on toothpicks, the unhealthiest food in the universe ,being served at the Bluenose Marathon after party. wtf?
  • Assholes

    So, this is to any asshole who decides to use a girl for sex, EFFYOU! seriously, if you're willing to spend all that flipping money and time on her just to get her in bed, you could have at least have some decency to look her in the eye, or even call her
  • Post this bitch, bitch.

    ok fuckers. whats up with the proceed button? is it broken? or are you just a bunch of stinky assholes? POST MY BITCH....i've sent two, then i go on the site and theres some lame ass bitches that aren't even good? I FUCKING HATE YOU
  • cute kitten baby for adoption

    we are pleased to let go our Persian babies for adoption, or doll face Persians are prized for their elegant full coats, expressive pansy-like faces, and gorgeous round eyes. This ancient and regal breed is well-known as the most popular breed in the cou
  • Pro asshole

    To the ignorant fuck that served me at the skate shop downtown....you're an idiot, why does it matter that i wanted to pay for my sticker with my debit card.Thats what people do today it 2008...weither it's $2 or $20000. who gives a shit and thanks for
  • Had enough!! I 've fucking had enough

    How I love the self importance of people who make more money than you do. How they seem to think that because your just a fucking secretary and they are something with a fucking title they get to treat you like shit and tell you what to do...Well that sh
  • Dog friendly Halifax

    I am an active dog owner in the city of halifax. Halifax is NOT a dog friendly city and evryone complains and does nothing about it!!! we have to get together and voice our issues!!!! This summer if you live downtown or the north end the only places you
  • Lulu Lemon

    Why do people insist on lining up every morning at the store's opening time and stay lined up all day just waiting for a precious glimpse of the allmighty ass-boosting yoga pant. You are blocking the sidewalk for people who actually exercise, not just t
  • bitch offenders

    { web nazi note: only because I haven't given you a bitch at each other here thread...}do you all work? or do you somehow generate an income by posting comments on this page? I realize there is some Tim dude who may actually work for the coast but se
  • Ears are still ringing

    To the stupid BITCH on (or near) Church St on Sunday, May 25th, at 3AM. Maybe you are able to go out and get piss loaded on Daddy's money but SOME of us have to work the next morning. So how about taking it down a few decibels?? You sound like a fucking
  • Cut Something Else,

    As a faithful reader of The Coast, it really pisses me off when you people see it fit to cut out the comics and bitches.Honostly, it's a nuisance to have to come online and read my favorite section. If you don't have enough room in your paper why don't
  • CHILD-UNFRIENDLY Restauraunt....

    I Take my wife and kids out to dinner once a week. We try new places and despite possitive reviews from the Coast you need to post a sign stating you do not want children to dine there. Many chain restaraunts like our businees but if you would accomoda
  • fuck you christopher

    ok, Christopher, first of all, I do not attend university here, and haven't for about 7 years. Secondly, the trail IS in my backyard, so Fuck off. I use the trail on a daily basis to go to the bus, the store, anywhere, as do most people. Yes, some peop

Music

  • Guiding lights
  • Feature
  • Guiding lights

    After seclusion in Paris, songstress Sarah Slean finds inspiration in The Baroness.
  • Nadja's heavy work
  • Feature
  • Nadja's heavy work

    Ambient doom duo Nadja make noise at the Obey Convention, Halifax's celebration of underground music and art.
  • Hey Rosetta!
  • Reviews
  • Hey Rosetta!

    into your lungs (and around in your heart and on through your blood)

News + Opinion

  • Consulting games
  • City
  • Consulting games

    Highly paid consultants are getting involved in Bloomfield Centre plans, and tenants worry their hard work will be ignored.
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  • Climate Crisis

    Nova Scotia has made progress on some environmental fronts, but drops the ball on the biggest challenge of all.
  • Savage Love

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