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Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

Beer hockey is not a sport for the faint of heart. Although it substitutes much of the grace, skill, and teamwork of our nation’s icy pastime for a grittier skill set, it lacks none of the glory. To the casual observer it may seem a frantic melee... more

Apr 23, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

An open-mic event that welcomes musicians of all skill levels, Ginger Jam is a free-form jam night hosted by house sound tech, musician and token redhead, Marshall Charlebois, whose long, ginger-coloured hair and beard inspired the event's name. more

Jun 28, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: Wikipedia

When I first read these lines by Woodrow Wilson Guthrie I knew my rulebook had been changed: “I hate a song that makes you think that you’re not any good. I hate a song that makes you think you’re just born to lose. Bound to lose. No good to... more

Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: wikimediacommons.com

For years I have heard the name Voltaire and have not had a chance to locate any of his works. Then the fateful day came when I went into Well Read Books and came across Candide. As I flew through the first couple of chapters at the Gold Pan, I... more

Apr 21, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

Dr. Hunter Stockton Thompson was a champion of fun. If he is remembered at all, it is through exaggerated shades of his personality. Bill Murray in Where the Buffalo Roam, and Johnny Depp in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas are examples of this. more

Nov 27, 2014 12:00 AM Literature 1 Comments

Such is the case of J.J. Cale. I must admit my prejudice going into this thing; I have not been on the Internet for almost two years. I would have never believed I’d be telling a social media audience that I got to shake Dylan bassist Tony Garnier’s more

Oct 23, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Music

Kurt Vonnegut was a master of language. I’ve learned many a word from him, although many people who claim to be readers have never heard of him. There are several gems in Vonnegut’s arsenal; I’m only going to attack my personal favourites. more

Sep 25, 2014 12:00 AM Literature

If you have ever watched an HBO show, or have listened to an LP with a Parental Advisory, it is your duty to tip your hat to the man who made taboo language not taboo. It’s your duty to give thanks and praise to Lenny Bruce — a man who died for our more

Sep 18, 2014 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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June 2014

Actor and filmmaker Charlie Chaplin had the soul of a poet and the heart of a clown. He lived by his own moral code and sometimes his common decency led to his downfall. He made true enemies when he refused to play quietly; and his comic genius led h more

Jun 26, 2014 12:00 AM Photography - Film