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Peter Jickling

Flummoxed Felines and Forrest Gump

My favourite line from Forrest Gump comes near the end. Gump’s beloved Jenny has died and he stands over her grave: “Mama always said that dying is a part of life, but I sure wish it wasn’t,” he says.It’s not often quoted, but I...

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Hanging Up the Red Pen

I joined the What’s Up Yukon editorial team in late September 2012 and the first edition withmy name on the masthead was issue #300, dated October 4, 2012.What followed were 33 months of continual employment, bringing me up to...

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Dramaturgy

Last Friday I met with David Skelton, the artistic director of Nakai Theatre, and DD Kugler, a renowned Canadian dramaturge.A dramaturge, which is an unpleasant word, functions as an advisor to a playwright. Such a person raises...

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Clay Cliff Comfort

It’s funny how a change in geography can alter your perspective on something you’re well acquainted with.My places of residence within Whitehorse had always been above the Alaska Highway — first Hillcrest, then Granger. But that...

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