Halifax fiction

Halifax fiction

Turning the page: Where once Nova Scotia fiction tended to ships and salty seas, a new breed of writer---and publisher---is telling contemporary, urban tales set in and around Halifax.
Anne of Green Gables is drawing Prince William and Kate Middleton to PEI this summer, but you'd be hard-pressed to name a book that would entice royalty to Halifax.

Location is Everything

For years Halifax has been a popular place to shoot both feature films and TV series. Here’s a guide to the key recognizable filming locales around town.
Trailer Park Boys For seven seasons a crew followed those dope-addled boys (and girls) around Dartmouth, making fans of the show unofficial regional topographers.

Where in Halifax to find the famous and Halifamous

Star map: The popular haunts of Tom Selleck, Axl Rose, Joel Plaskett, Sidney Crosby, Ellen Page and more.
The Wooden Monkey 1707 Grafton Street, 444-3844 A resident of the north end of Halifax, Inception star Ellen Page has gone on record as being a fan of the Monkey’s organic and local fare, with dishes for vegetarians and carnivores alike.

Eastern wisdom

Just getting to know Halifax? Here's a slice of smarts for the new kids in town.
It's September in Halifax and that means one thing: frosh. Welcome to all of you, particularly those from away, who are finding themselves in Halifax for the first time.

Inside Haliwood

Hollywood has been coming to Atlantic Canada to make movies for years, but the best movies made in Nova Scotia are made by the people who live here.
It's a little bit shocking how many movies have been made in and around Halifax. When you consider the geography, especially: We're a long way off from the traditional movie-making centres of Toronto, New York and Los Angeles.

Fresh Paint

A summer guide to finding and making art out on the streets, as young artists abandon galleries in favour of their homes and public spaces.
A recent issue of Good, a new American magazine dedicated to the "merger of capitalism and idealism," contains an article about a project in New York called Gardens in Transit, which will cover 13,000 city cabs with 14 football fields worth of flowered decals, painted by more than 30,000 children and adults from schools and youngsters in hospitals. In steamy mid-August, AlleyJaunt will turn a west-end Toronto neighbourhood's back-alley garages into art exhibition, installation, performance and film venues.

In Print This Week

Vol 27, No 29
December 12, 2019

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